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We are pleased you are considering joining the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.

We are an Association of funeral directing firms carrying out the majority of funerals in New Zealand.

Members of the Funeral Directors Association, are committed to a set of best practice industry standards and inspections to ensure they are met.

The choice to join and be accepted as a member means a commitment to provide a thoroughly professional and high-quality service. 



One of our strategic goals is to Lead – to advocate for policies that help us achieve our vision.

We advocate on behalf of our members on funeral industry issues.


  • Funeral Learning Hub - access to over 60 online professional development courses for you and all your staff 

  • District training days twice a year for all staff to attend

  • 10% member discount on NZ1942 NZ Diploma in Funeral Directing (Level 5) courses


Invites to annual events; AGM and conference.

An opportunity for professional development, fun social events and networking with industry peers.

Industry magazine

Funeralcare magazine is an industry wide publication bringing together providers and suppliers of the sector. It is published three times a year in April, August and December. 


Member resources

Access to an online member library full of useful resources to help your business, staff and families your serve.

Counselling service

EAP is a professional, confidential support service for staff of Funeral Directors Association Members. 


CSC Buying Group discounts such as Noel Leemings, Torpedo7, rental cars, flowers, Bunnings, tyres, fuel etc

The Funeral Trust

Exclusive to members, The Funeral Trust Plan  allows member's clients to set money aside, in trust, for their final farewell or for that of a loved one.

Funds are held by the Trust and paid out after the funeral service has been provided. 

​The Funeral Trust cannot be sold by anyone other than a Funeral Directors Association member firm. 

Join us today

Please fill in the contact form below for more information and an application package.