Code of Practice

High standard of service 

- A Funeral Celebrant will uphold a high standard of service, maintaining respect & dignity in his or her professional conduct & practice.

Recognition of significance of Funeral

- A Funeral Celebrant  recognises the social, cultural & moral significance of the funeral service in the Australian community, & the importance of strong & respectful family relationships.

Compliance with laws 

– A Funeral Celebrant must, at all times, be aware of and ensure compliance with Privacy, discrimination and other laws.

General requirements -

The Funeral Celebrant will, where possible:

  • Visit the family & maintain open discussion with the point of contact in regard to the funeral service
  • Give the parties information & guidance to enable them to choose or compose a service that will meet their   needs & expectations
  • Respect the privacy & confidentiality of the parties
  • Ensure accuracy in the preparation & delivery of documents, eg correct names, dates & spellings 
  • Confirm all details with the point of contact
  • Ensure the return of all personal documents belonging to the parties
  • Ensure familiarity with electronic devices & operations at the service venue
  • Meet & reassure the point of contact & family members at the service.
  • Present the family with a presentation copy of the funeral service when offering final condolences
  • If the Funeral Celebrant has agreed to perform more than one Service on the same day: ensure that all parties receive a level of Service that meets their separate & special requirements.

Personal presentation 

- The Funeral Celebrant ensures:

  • their personal presentation is of an appropriate standard for the Funeral Service & respect the expectations of the family
  • that the service is audible to all those present &
  • arrives at the Service venue at least 20 minutes before the agreed starting time.