Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982 - Queensland


This legislation is to ensure that funeral benefit businesses are operated in an efficient and appropriate manner.

Before a person enters into a funeral benefit agreement you must give the person a Client Care Statement in the approved form and there must be a 30 day cooling off period.

There is no requirement for you to be registered to offer funeral benefits.

Other than for an authorised entity, to enter into a funeral benefit agreement you must operate a trust fund account into which you must place all contributions. The trust account must be audited and a copy of the auditors report must be filed with the Department. The Act imposes restrictions as to how the monies in such accounts may be invested and applied.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Regulation(s) name

Funeral Benefit Business Regulation 2010 QLD

Lodgement process


The courts may impose fines for breaches of the Act.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Registration Services

Contact details

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Queensland Government Service Centre

Registration Services

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Phone: 07 3405 0985
Fax: 07 3405 0731
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)