How do I apply?

How do I join?

Forms are available from your FDANZ Funeral Director.  Simply complete the details required and return them.

Who can join?

Anyone can join the FDANZ Funeral Trust regardless of their age or state of health.

Can I arrange a Plan for somebody else?

Yes.  It is common to prearrange a funeral for a family member or loved one.  Confidentiality is assured - all correspondence will be sent to the person arranging the Plan.  

How much money will I have to pay?

That is entirely up to you.  Your FDANZ Funeral Director will help you tailor a funeral to suit your budget.  It's important to remember costs can change and while every effort will be made to help you assess how much money you need to put away, when the time comes it is important family check the prearrangement details against the funds available.  

Do I have to pay for this in one payment?

You determine how much you would like to prepay towards your funeral arrangement.  Most people do prepay their funeral in a single payment but you do not have to.  You are able to make payments in instalments if that suits you better.

What is the minimum payment?

The minimum initial prepayment is $200 including an entry fee.  The minimum amount of the ongoing instalments are $20 per fortnight if instalments are made by regular automatic payment.  If ongoing instalments are not automated and regular the minimum payment is $500 per instalment.  

What is the maximum payment?

There is no maximum amount you are able to make.  However, only the first $10,000 is excluded from asset testing (under current government policy) when accessing eligibility for a subsidy for long term residential care.

Can I join with my spouse/partner?

Yes - this is called "Joint Participation".  If you want to, both you and your spouse/partner can prearrange your funerals.  When the first one of you dies the prepaid amount will be used to make payment towards the cost of the funeral.  Any remaining funds can then be either left in the FDANZ Funeral Trust or returned to the Estate at that time.