The Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) is a public company, limited by guarantee that was formed in 1935 in recognition of the need to enhance and promote professional funeral standards within the funeral industry.
AFDA is widely recognised by Governments, the media and industry suppliers as the authoritative voice on all funeral matters. AFDA represents the interests of members in every State and Territory by an elected Board of 14 directors with a National Office and six Divisional Offices.
The objective of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) is to enhance and promote professional funeral standards, to provide strong representation as a lobbyist within all tiers of government, to promote AFDA both within the Association and throughout the wider community and to improve and further develop services to Members.
Promoting professional funeral standards.
Lobby Members rights and interests; influence key decision makers and promote the Association.
Provide value-adding services to Members, retain existing Members and attract new Members.
Ensure a diverse, sustainable and valued association and achieve good governance and operational excellence.
Advance the knowledge, quality and performance of funeral industry professionals.
• Currency Restrictions (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019
• Fair Work – Funeral Industry Award 2010
AFDA collates industry data and commissions research into consumer and industry trends and regularly communicates the outcomes to members to help them improve and future proof their businesses.
AFDA works hard to promote the importance of choosing an AFDA member to bereaved families but also the professional standards upheld by its members to the public, media and government. AFDA continues to be the first point of contact for enquiries from the public, media and government departments.
William Barrett & Sons
T J Scott & Son
Tobin Brothers Funerals
The funeral industry is by no means an easy career option; however it can be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding of the service careers. Funeral service education and training is available throughout Australia.