policy & advocacy

policy & advocacy

Leading voice

AFDA is the leading voice in the Australian funeral industry and takes an active role in policy matters and advocacy on behalf of members and industry. If an issue arises, we actively campaign for members and are quick to inform them of any changes.


latest advocacy



ACCC Funeral Services Sector – Competition and Consumer Issues Report December 2021.

This report presents the findings from a review of reports received from consumers and a survey of consumers and businesses following the ACCC’s recent prioritisation of competition and consumer issues in the funeral services sector.

DeathTech Research Team Report

An Essential Service: Experiences of Australian Deathcare Workers during COVID-19 by University of Melbourne DeathTech ResearchTeam.

This report presents the results of an investigation into the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian deathcare industry for the period between June 2020 and June 2021.

IPART NSW Final Report

Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) NSW: Review of Competition, Costs and Pricing in the NSW Funeral Industry Final Report June 2021.

This report contains the final recommendations by the IPART NSW review into funerals in NSW.

Advocacy Work

Funeral Industry Data Hub

AFDA aims to become the leader in data collection, tends and distribution for the funeral industry. In partnership with McCrindle Research AFDA has initiated the first Funeral Industry Data Hub. Over time a broad range of data will be collected to produce an ongoing aggregated data and trend report of the funeral industry.