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Useful Industry Links

The Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association (ACCA) is a non-profit professional organisation that exists to provide leadership, professional services and communication to the cemetery and crematorium industry. ACCA is financially supported by a strong membership from around Australia and overseas, with the Australian Members collectively representing over 85% of Australia’s annual burials and cremations.

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is an independent, not for profit organisation which opened in January 1996 and is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia. Registered as a public benevolent institution the Centre receives operational funding through the state cancer and palliative care program of the Victorian Department of Health.

Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) Members and the AFDA Trademark represents security, care and professional service. Formed in 1935, AFDA is the only national funeral service organisation with Member firms in every State and Territory.

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM) is involved in some of the most significant moments in the lives of Victorians. We work hard to provide a helpful and empathetic service and take pride in the records we keep for you, the Victorian community.

BDM is responsible for: Recording all births, adoptions, marriages and deaths in Victoria. They also offer records to people looking to trace their family history, as well as provide data services to government agencies, universities and medical institutions for research and planning purposes.

Department of Health, Cemeteries and Crematoria (Victorian Government) can provide information on public cemeteries, crematoria and cemetery trusts in Victoria for various stakeholders; Victoria’s Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulation Unit, links to legislation governing the operations of Victoria’s cemetery and crematoria system including the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 and Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2005, the appointment of cemetery trust members, relevant forms, newsletters and fee information for cemetery trusts.

The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) can help you to resolve a wide range of these issues, without having to resort to taking legal action. They offer practical strategies, mediation services, education programs and lots more, and their service is free.

Established in 1995, the NFDA is a nation-wide network of Funeral Directors who strive to provide quality service to their client families and their communities, with an emphasis on the personal care traditionally associated with the funeral industry, whilst embracing the community’s desire to allow funerals to evolve to meet the needs of their client families.

The Office of Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) are the primary regulator and source of independent advice to the community and Victorian government about how the public sector collects, uses and shares information.

This handy tool enables you to quickly look up the trust members of any of the CCAV Cemetery Trusts/Boards.

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archive of the State Government of Victoria. We hold around 100kms of records dating from the mid-1830s to the present day. Our impressive collection includes records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and much more. These records hold stories of the key events and decisions that have shaped the history of the State of Victoria.

To learn more about PROV’s Community History Awards please see here.

The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) is a Statutory Authority established by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority Act 1996 and is a successor in law to the former State Insurance Office. VMIA assists State Government departments in the areas of risk management and acts as an insurer for departments and government agencies.

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