You will require this approval if you are operating a funeral business and intend to offer prepaid funerals. A prepaid funeral is:
- Where funeral arrangement are predetermined;
- A contract is signed; and
- Money is paid in advance.
All monies received are required to be deposited into an approved funeral trust and a custodian must be appointed as manager of the trust.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
In order to be eligible for approval you must:
- Pay the prescribed fees;
- Appoint a custodian of the funeral trust;
- Be willing to meet the reporting requirements and supply the necessary information to prospective customers; and
- Submit the required form and accompanying documentation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Department of Justice
Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading
Prepaid Funerals Act 2004 (Tasmania)
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