Registration of a Funeral Contribution Fund - New South Wales

Service summary

You will need to be registered if you intend to operate a funeral contribution fund. This includes providing services that allow members of the fund to pay periodic contributions and the fund agrees to either supply a funeral service or pay a sum of money for the purposes of meeting in whole or in part the expenses associated with a funeral.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • Be a company registered under the Corporations Act 2001 with a minimum of three directors;
  • Provide statements that the applicant and any directors, trustees or officers have no prior convictions of offences in relation to dishonesty or fraud or any other offence, and whether any have been declared bankrupt or disqualified from practising any profession in relation to business;
  • Provide statement of funds incomes and expenditures for next 3 financial years;
  • Provide 2 character references for each director, trustee or officer; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


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Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.



Your application must include an actuary's report and other specified documents that confirm your company's incorporation and structure, etc. You must also detail the services you intend to provide. Please consult the Contact Officer for information.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Act(s) name

Funeral Funds Act 1979 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Funeral Funds Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Registry Services
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Mailing address:
Bathurst, New South Wales 2795


02 6333 1400


1800 502 042

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