About ACCA

The Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association (ACCA) is a non-profit professional organisation that exists to provide leadership, professional services and development, communication and networking platforms to the cemetery and crematorium industry.

ACCA is financially supported by a strong membership from around Australia and overseas. ACCA seeks to explore and develop new areas of expertise within the cemetery and crematoria industry, and provides regular communication through a range of publications.

As an industry body, ACCA promotes and facilitates the professional development of ACCA Members including the establishment of comprehensive codes of practice, guidelines and research projects.

ACCA also actively promotes the cemetery and crematoria industry to governments, related industries, other countries and the Australian public.

Our Mission

To promote the maintenance, improvement and development of cemeteries / crematoria / memorial gardens; and to communicate the provision of these services to the community.

To provide a forum for the free exchange of information on all matters relating to cemeteries / crematoria / memorial gardens.

To provide a standard code of practice for burial and cremation, to be adopted by all members.

To recognise the historical aspect of cemeteries and encourage the formulation of responsible policies for their redevelopment and realisation of tourism / community potential.

To promote the development of administrative and technical proficiency and to provide training in any industry related matter.

To take all such legal action as seems necessary or feasible to protect the interests of members and controlling authorities in matters of common concern relating to the control and maintenance of cemeteries and crematoria.

What We Do

ACCA acts as a voice for our members as the core of the Cemetery & Crematoria Industry. We represent our members on a national level through liaison with Government bodies, industry suppliers, media and the community.