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11-17 Jeffcott St.
West Melbourne, Victoria 3003

GPO Box 4702, Melbourne 3001

Telephone: (03) 9329 1611
Free Call: 1800 645 326
Facsimile: (03) 9329 7263


The Ancient Order of Foresters or as it is known today Foresters Friendly Society, originated in England in the mid 1700's, the first recorded Foresters meeting being held in Leeds in 1834. The Ancient Order of Foresters established its first branch (Court) in Victoria in 1849.

Foresters was set up as a non-profit organisation, the founding principles of the Society being to provide financial and social benefits as well as support to Members and their families in times of unemployment, sickness, death, disability and old age. Foresters played a particularly active role in the lives of Members and their families during the Depression and during and after both World Wars.

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our products at a glance


The Investment and Savings Plan

Find out more about the Foresters "Security Investment and Savings Plan" Fund, a capital guaranteed ten year tax advantaged friendly society bond

Funeral bonds and pre-paid funeral plans

Foresters offer investors the option of either a Funeral Bond or a Pre-paid Funeral Plan through its network of supporting funeral directors.

State Trustees Limited Funeral Benefit Funds

Find out more about this prepaid funeral fund with social security advantaged badged and marketed by State Trustees Limited