AFDA Events

AFDA Events


Each year AFDA hosts a range of engaging events for its members that have become must-attend events for those who want to help shape the future of the funeral profession.


The AFDA National Convention is the pre-eminent event on funeral directors calendar each year. Running over three days the AFDA convention is the largest single gathering of funeral directors in Australia each year, and provides attendees with a platform to exchange ideas, listen to practical and educational business sessions and enjoy social activities. The calibre of highly acclaimed speakers offers informative and constructive education sessions, whilst the social activities provide delegates with the opportunity to interact and network with colleagues and friends.


The 2023 AFDA National Convention will be held at Hotel Realm in Canberra starting on Friday 24 February with a Welcome Reception and ending on Sunday 26 February with the AFDA President’s Gala Dinner. In 2023 we have an exceptional line-up of speakers including Keynote Speaker Dr Susan Alberti AC, renowned social researcher Mark McCrindle, economist Dr Richard Denniss and many other notable speakers.