ACCA News and Information

Information to assist our members and the broader death care industry

National Cremation Capacity Survey 2020

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Some months ago, ACCA embarked on an industry-wide survey of our cremation capacity as a nation. Thank you to all those crematoria that responded to this important piece of work for our industry. A list of all contributing crematoria is at the footer of this document. If your crematorium is not listed here, please contact me to discuss the inclusio...
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ACCA Member Profile - Helen Treloar

"Time has been the highest influence in my professional life. Through my various leadership roles, education and experiences over the last 30+ years, I have failed forward beautifully! As the old saying goes… If only I knew then, what I know now".  ​ ACCA MEMBER PROFILE What is your full name, title, company name? Helen Treloar, General Manage...
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Coronavirus - Updates

Coronavirus restrictions are starting to ease and be modified, so we remind you and your staff to re-visit your state's regulations. Let's remind each other to keep each other and our customers safe, by following protocol.  We strongly advise all ACCA Member cemeteries and crematoria to maintain close communication with your local Funeral Dire...
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ACCA Annual General Meeting – Register NOW

ACCA Annual General Meeting – Register NOW This is notice of the ACCA Annual General Meeting.It is to be held at 11am AEST on Tuesday 20th October . Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest to attend this meeting, which will be held via ZOOM, due the current border and travel restrictions in place around the country. Register NOW. &nb...
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Parents decorate son’s grave with skeleton, cemetery yanks it

You'd think cemetery caretakers would appreciate a little graveyard humor. A New Hampshire couple thought they'd tickle grave-goers' funny bones by erecting a Halloween skeleton display at the headstone of their deceased son. Unfortunately, the cemetery owners might've not found their gallows gag nearly as amusing as they promptly removed the decor...
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IPART Review to cemetery pricing, efficiency and perpetual maintenance liabilities & governance.

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) NSW, have conducted a review in to cemetery pricing, efficiency and perpetual maintenance liabilities & governance. IPART are investigating the costs and prices of interment services in NSW. They have released a Draft Report recommending changes to the interment industry that deliver: Inte...
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The Hart Island Project

Imagine a cemetery on an island where the only people to be buried there were either homeless, destitute, unwanted by their families, or from families unwilling to provide them a funeral service, or babies of mothers without the means to provide a proper burial, or even those who died from AIDS.  Now imagine that this cemetery for the past 150...
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ACCA Annual Conference 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT... ACCA advises that the 2020 Annual ACCA Conference is regretfully cancelled. This event was due to take place in Canberra from 11 to 14 October. ACCA makes this decision based on the impact of COVID-19, associated travel restrictions and the overall concern for the health and welfare of ACCA members. Moving forward, we have secured d...
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ACCA brochures - 10% discount in October!

Order your ACCA brochures today! Don't delay - Use the below link to access the Order Form. Use this form to place your order for high quality, colour brochures to be displayed at your cemetery or crematorium. For the month of October, a 10% discount will be applicable to any order of the same brochure to the quantity of 2,000 brochures.  Thes...
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2019 ACCA Annual Conference - a great success!

The ACCA Annual Conference is the premier event for cemeteries and crematoria. 13 - 16 October 2019 Alice Springs Convention Centre The ACCA Annual Conference took place from 13-16 October this year, and ACCA welcomed delegates, international guests, business speakers, exhibitors and industry representatives to the heart of Australia for this three...
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2018 Annual ACCA Conference - a great success!

Annual ACCA Conference 7 - 10 OCTOBER 2018 Brisbane Airport Conference Centre Queensland, Australia. The feedback received by ACCA on the range of speakers, modern facilities, relevance, guidance and information provided at the 2018 Annual ACCA Conference was overwhelmingly positive. Embodying the conference theme – STAY CONNECTED – delegates were ...
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News from Everlon

Everlon and the Strathbogie Shire have partnered to create Telegraph Park at Euroa in Victoria to remember all known WWI ADF Service personnel. Everlon supplied 5x Corten steel plinths with a total of 50x stainless steel cut panels with over 1000 names, allowing the residents of Euroa and the wider community to pay respect to its local hero's this ...
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Innovation Matters

At the recent ACCA Conference, I delivered a keynote presentation on innovation! ​Innovation is one of those 'fluffy and sounds a bit too good to be true' words. But there is a best practice approach to innovation which is completely fluff free! I spent my hour-long time slot introducing attendees to great set of tools for innovation that underpins...
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