Join ACCA

Benefits for members

The Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association (ACCA) is a non-for-profit professional organisation that exists to provide leadership, professional services and communication to the Cemetery and Crematoria industry and its affiliates. As an ACCA member you will receive the following:

  • Part of a National body empowered as a voice for industry lobbying
  • Copy of ACCA News issued quarterly
  • Opportunity to advertise goods and services in the ACCA News publication
  • Opportunity to submit editorials and industry notifications in the ACCA News publication
  • Opportunity for a detailed description of your organisation on the website
  • Access to Member contact details for organisations throughout Australasia
  • Access to Cremation & Memorialisation brochures
  • Access to exclusive Member login section of website
  • Membership to exclusive rewards program offering a wide range of discounts
  • A certificate acknowledging your status as an ACCA member
  • Discounted registration fees to the industry respected Annual Conference and Mid-Year Seminar
  • Networking with other ACCA Members for the sharing of ideas and industry assistance
  • Access to cross-border information and events via ACCA’s ‘reciprocal arrangements’ with State Associations
  • Professional development and access to training opportunities
  • Media liaison and media statement access
  • Access to Codes Conduct and Industry Best Practice Policies
  • Access to environmental and technical guidelines
  • Advice on specific industry issues
  • Information Help Desk available
  • Access to industry benchmarking and statistics
  • Access to ACCA logo branding
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting or other extraordinary meetings for Ordinary Members
  • Opportunity to be involved in a range of sub-committees and projects
  • Opportunity to seek lobbyist support from the Association
  • Opportunity to become a Member of the Board of Directors’ for Ordinary Members
  • Opportunity to have input and an active role in the ACCA Strategic Plan

Membership Designations

Any continuing Associate Fellows or Associate Members may use the following letters after his or her name:

  • in the case of an Associate Fellow the letters AFACCA; and
  • in the case of an Associate Member, AMACCA

Types of Memberships

Ordinary Member

For those organisations that are a Cemetery, Crematorium or Memorial Park.

Voting Rights
The appointed Authorised Representative of each Ordinary Member has voting rights. All other types of Members or representatives of Members may attend and speak at ACCA meetings and conferences but they shall have no voting rights and are unable to be nominated for a position on the Board.

Associate Member

For individuals with the following expertise:

  • Have held a senior or executive position in cemeteries or crematoria for at least five years, or
  • Possess a professional qualification and to have a minimum of two years experience in an executive or supervisory position in cemeteries or crematoria, or have, in the opinion of the Board, given significant service to cemeteries or crematoria.

Associate Fellow

Have you held an Associate Membership and want to advance to Fellow? You must have the following background:

  • Have held the Associate Member qualification for a period of at least five years, or
  • Have held a senior or executive position in cemeteries or crematoria for at least ten years, or
  • Possess a professional qualification and have a minimum of five years experience in a senior or executive position in cemeteries or crematoria, or have, in the opinion of the Board, given exceptional service to cemeteries or crematoria.

Affiliate Member

Interested in membership and associated with the burial, cremation or allied industry?

If you do not qualify to become an Associate Member, Associate Fellow or Corporate Member of the Association, you may apply for Affiliate Membership.

Corporate Member

For suppliers or enterprises associated with the burial or cremation industry and where one or all of their activities assist and complement the work of the Association and/or other Members.