Welcome to The Association of Independent Funeral Directors

Our goal is to give support to our members and to educate the community about existing funeral service options and to help our families understand the need for pre-planning to help get through a difficult time. Our membership works diligently to preserve the rich heritage of the funeral service profession in Australia and overseas. If you are a funeral professional working in Australia or anywhere overseas, we sincerely invite you to become a member. Should you have questions, or need assistance in any way, please connect with us using the form on our Contact Us page.

This years conference is open to the public.

If you are interested in coming along to hear about what happens in the funeral industry or just would like to learn about how to get into the industry, click the find out more button above.

Who Owns Your Body When You Die

Who will decide what will happen to your body when you die? Many people think their funeral and burial instructions are legally binding - but they are not. This video looks at what happens when someone's instructions are ignored, what the law says and how it could be changed. Victorian Law Reform Commission


Association of Independent Funeral Directors

Carly Dalton

Murrumbeena Vic 3163

(03) 9569 0534

Membership Information

Today, there’s a something more important than selling products and that is service to families. One where originality trumps one-size-fits-all solutions, where funerals are as likely to be a celebration of life as they are an observance of death.

To make a success of your business, you need to excel at everything and by joining an association like The Association of Independent Funeral Directors, we can help you understand the lay of the land, stand by you as you stake your claim in this new environment and turn a change into an opportunity.

Having another voice to speak on your behalf and ears to listen to you, we will help uncover new solutions to deliver services to your families.


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  • Tax Deductibility of AIFD Fees
    • Generally funeral homes that pay AIFD fees are able to deduct 100% of those fees as ordinary business expenses for federal tax purposes.

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AIFD 2017 Inaugural Funeral Directors Conference
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The Association of Independent Funeral Directors is about to launch its Inaugural Annual Funeral Industry Conference on February 4th 2017 at Bunurong Memorial Park, 790 Frankston–Dandenong Road, Dandenong South  Vic. If you would... Read More

Funeral & Burial Instructions
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The Commission has commenced an inquiry into funeral and burial instructions in accordance with section 5(1)(b) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 (Vic), which empowers the Commission to initiate inquiries into... Read More

Who owns your body when you die?
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Who will decide what will happen to your body when you die? Many people think their funeral and burial instructions are legally binding – but they are not. This video looks at what... Read More

Should your child attend a funeral?
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Yes! Your Child Should Attend the Funeral Child Grief Recovery A funeral is very important in child grief recovery. One of the most disenfranchised griefs is that of a child. Adults do not... Read More

Writing an Advertisement When Recruiting Staff!

When advertising online, ensure your ad includes a brief summary and some key details: Position Title – Keep it market relevant and gender neutral; i.e. funeral director, pre-paid funeral consultant, funeral director assistant,... Read More