Approval of a Funeral Trust - Tasmania

Service summary

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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading

Act(s) name

Prepaid Funerals Act 2004 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Business Affairs
Department of Justice
Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading

Operating address:
Level 3
15 Murray Street
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1244
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


1300 654 499


03 6165 3400


03 6233 4882

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