The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand is an association representing the majority of the funeral directing firms in New Zealand.  Established in 1937, our members are a group of caring professionals who are committed to ensuring the families they serve are receiving high quality service. 

A prearranged funeral organised through The Funeral Trust is a way to preplan and prepay towards your funeral costs. The Trust has been established to assist you to make arrangements for your funeral, or the funeral of another person such as a family member. The Funeral Trust is not an insurance policy. No health checks or personal questions are needed. 

The plan operates under a Trust Deed that sets out the rules and conditions of the plan.

You are joining thousands of other Kiwi’s who have put their confidence in The Funeral Trust and Funeral Director to look after their meaningful farewell.


Your Funeral Directors Association Member is there for you. You can be comforted in the knowledge you are receiving advice from an expert who understands the care needed together with the processes, legal aspects and costs to preplan your final farewell.

Your Funeral Director can help you consider all aspects of your preplanned final farewell, but you decide what is right for you. What will make it meaningful for your loved ones? How would you personalise your farewell? Burial or cremation? What type of coffin? Who will officiate? Do you want a church or chapel? Do you have a music preference?

A full list of participating Funeral Homes can be found here.   


Please call us on 0800 332 693

All inquiries about The Funeral Trust can be made firstly through your Funeral Directors Association Member.

Further information is available by contacting the managers of the plan at:

Email: info@thefuneraltrust.co.nz

The Administration Manager
Funeral Directors Association Funeral Trust
PO Box 246
Christchurch 8140

Free-phone: 0800-332 693