Funerals and COVID-19

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are planning a funeral we hope this information can assist you to understand the current restrictions in place for funerals.


Policy and Advocacy

AFDA is the voice of industry to Government. AFDA takes an active role in policy matters and advocacy on behalf of members and industry. This is achieved by monitoring proposed changes to legislation that affects the industry, as well as making submissions and advocating on behalf of the industry. If an issue arises, we actively campaign for members and are quick to inform them of any changes or developments.

The AFDA regularly makes submissions or issues papers on critical issues that impact the funeral industry, some of which are outlined below.

• Banking Royal Commission – Regulation of funeral insurance, bonds and prepaid funerals and point of sale funeral finance.


• 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.

Media Contacts
National office

PO Box 1048, Mt Waverley VIC 3149
PH:  03 9859 9966
FAX: 03 9819 7390


AFDA is widely recognised as the authoritative voice on all funeral matters. AFDA has members in every State and Territory representing approximately 65% of all deaths in Australia. AFDA plays a lead role in advocating the importance of the funeral industry to the public, media and government.

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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 Australian Funeral Director is the official publication of The Australian Funeral Directors Association published quarterly in March, June, September and December. The Australian Funeral Director keeps Members informed on the latest, most important information in funeral service today. Advertising in The Australian Funeral Director is available to AFDA members.


The AFDA National Office is located in Kew East Victoria.

Postal PO Box 1048,
Mount Waverley VIC 3149


Contact us via the AFDA National office number.

03 9859 9966


For a swift reply send the AFDA National office an email.

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