The Independent Funeral Directors Assoc of Australia Inc. was formed in 2000. The philosophy behind the forming of this association was simple, to represent the best interests of both family owned funeral homes and the public when dealing with changes to our industry. These changes would come from industry driven forces and also possible government regulation that may have been fuelled by large corporate funeral businesses. Our members work together to ensure that the families we are called to serve receive the best possible standard of service at the most realistic cost.

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Funeral Directors Prayer

Our Father, grant me the knowledge to wisely counsel the grieving people I serve.
Grant me the skill to professionally care for their loved ones who have died.
Grant me the sensitivity and awareness to understand the depth of their pain and sorrow.
Grant me the strength to care without my heart breaking, so I can be of help.
And yes God, grant me a sense of humour so at the appropriate time and in a sensitive way,
I can give these mourners a moments rest.

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New Arrangements for Nursing Homes and MCCD Forms
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NSW Government Department of Births, Deaths & Marriages New “Medical Certificate Cause of Death” (MCCD) forms were introduced in late 2014 after a lengthy review. The review included representatives from the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (the Registry), Department of Health, Australian Medical Association and Office of the... Read More

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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, embalmer Salary Range – Relevant candidates are more likely to apply when salary is stated. Full... Read More