Top 10 Funeral Directors in Brisbane

Funeral Directors Brisbane

Top 10 for 2018

Welcome to our list of the Top 10 Funeral Directors in Brisbane. We have been publishing this list since 2011. Since then we have been helping thousands of families every year find the right funeral director for them through our comprehensive directory of funeral homes.

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1. Academy Funerals Brisbane

Academy Funerals BrisbaneAcademy Funerals is one of Brisbane’s best known locally owned funeral homes. Katrina & Ashley have been helping families for many years offering a truly compassionate funeral service for locals without the corporate push. The couple are originally from Christchurch, New Zealand and have unmatched experience after owning funeral homes in both New Zealand and Australia. For Katrina and Ashley the philosophy is simple, they provide a caring, understanding and dignified funeral service to the greater Brisbane community at an affordable cost. They are a family themselves, and they know what families expect in a time of such need. Academy Funerals has been ranked in this Top 10 based on community feedback. Families have expressed that their gentle guiding and extremely professional service has provided comfort to those that they have helped.

Academy Funerals will provide assistance with all choices made by their families. Services offered include cremation or burial, chapel or church service, minister or celebrant, coffin or casket, flowers, urns and of course funeral notices. They also offer grief support and consider this an integral part of their offering. Their premises are fully air-conditioned and are available at no charge as a place of peace for the family. Academy Funerals have a modern custom-made five-seater hearse – designed with the needs of the families they help in mind.

Profile of Academy Funerals Brisbane | Academy Funerals Brisbane Website

2. Australian Federation Funeral Directors

Australian Federation Funeral DirectorsAustralian Federation Funeral Directors is second on our Top 10 list. Matthew and the team at Australian Federation Funeral Directors have been helping families cope with the loss of their loved ones in a professional manner since 2010. Matthew gained experience in the field working amongst some of the longest standing funeral homes in Brisbane. He knew that the service he could offer would be more personal and better suited to the needs of what the community wanted. This insight has served him well and he has since been a top choice for families in the Brisbane region, in particular the northern suburbs such as Redcliffe, Chermside, North Lakes, Sandgate and Nundah. With a focus on the finer details, families can tailor a funeral service to closely align the wishes of their loved one. Australian Federation Funeral Directors is an organisation built with the community in mind, and have been an important part of the lives of some of Brisbane’s best known families. Choosing Matthew and his team to help your family is a premium choice.

Australian Federation Funeral Directors is based on the Northside of Brisbane however caters to the greater South East Queensland region. They offer full cremation or burial services and offer their well recognised hearse as part of their service. In a unique point of difference, Australian Federation Funeral Directors offer a comprehensive range of urns including; hand painted, decorated or plain designed made of ceramic, clay, brass, iron, copper and even bronze. The full collection of urns is available on their website.

Profile of Australian Federation Funeral Directors | Australian Federation Funeral Directors Website

3. Ruffles Funeral Services Brisbane

Ruffles Funeral Services BrisbaneYou can expect nothing less than a woman’s understanding with the funeral home in our number 3 position. Ruffles Funeral Services is locally owned and operated by Sharyn and her team of experienced staff. Servicing the CBD surrounds all the way down to Toowoomba, Ruffles are available and ready for even the most complex of needs. Ruffles Funerals have access to some of Brisbane’s best funeral service locations. Having been providing funeral care for a number of years, the professional relationships Sharyn has developed to help her families is clear to all those that she serves. The team at Ruffles also know how important planning ahead is for many members of the Brisbane community. They offer full funeral service planning including prepaid funerals, pre-arranged funeral services and can additionally help with funeral plan products.

Ruffles Funeral Services have a number of locations in the South East Queensland region and are available for contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their website includes a lot of information about local funeral venues, services offered as well as guides for what to do when someone dies and the choices available to those responsible for preparing the memorial service.

Profile of Ruffles Funeral Services | Ruffles Funeral Services Website

4. Compassionate Funerals

Compassionate Funeral QueenslandCompassionate Funerals is number 4 in our Top 10 Funeral Directors in Brisbane. To compassionate funerals, compassion is more than just a word. Their aim is to take care of everything that their families don’t think about, and shouldn’t have to think about. Offering a personal, affordable and ongoing service to their clients. With a large range of products and services for available for their families to choose from – Compassionate are known for ‘covering all bases’ and being truly reliable at an incredibly difficult and emotional time. Located on the Northside of Brisbane, their office is open to the public and they are available over the phone at all times. Compassionate Funerals also incorporates Cremations Queensland and Seniors Funerals. The team at Compassionate Funerals offer packages from just $2,500.

Compassionate Funerals Queensland offer a broad range of funeral care services, ranging from Burials and Cremations to catering, Christian services, DVD recordings of funerals, DVD memorials, floral arrangements, memorial books, online memorials, in-house consultations and prepaid funerals. Compassionate have a gallery of coffins and caskets available on their website.

Profile of Compassionate Funerals | Compassionate Funerals Website

5. White Lady Funerals

White Lady Funerals QueenslandAt number 5 on our list, White Lady Funerals is synonymous with caring for families. Having a strong brand, and a history of funeral care dating back to 1987 – White Lady Funerals is a highly regarded funeral home in the greater Brisbane region. They have offices located in a number of suburbs throughout SEQ, each providing a special and considered service for the families that entrust them with the care of their loved one. The staff at White Lady Funerals are trained by one of the industries largest funeral providers, Invocare. The White Lady Philosophy is simple, they aim to add a woman’s understanding to help families reflect and celebrate the life of their loved one. In providing funeral care for such a long period of time, their packages are competitive and tailored to the families they help. They also offer packages to suit men and women, as well as different religions and cultures. For a diverse funeral service, White Lady Funerals is a good choice and they have a reputation of high quality staff and strong empathy.

White Lady Funerals offer cremation and burial services and are a member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA). It is worth noting that White Lady Funerals not only cater for women, but also carry out funeral services for men. Their distinctive uniform certainly sets them apart and they often contribute back into the community sponsoring sporting events and charitable causes.

Profile of White Lady Funerals | White Lady Funerals Website

6. George Hartnett Funerals Brisbane

George Hartnett Funerals BrisbaneA true historical icon of South East Queensland, George Hartnett Funerals comes in at number 6. George Hartnett is a member of Invocare and has been servicing Brisbane families since 1947. Starting out in Holland Park, George Hartnett now has locations in Albany Creek, Cleveland, Kelvin Grove, Redcliffe, Wynnum and Sandgate. The company merged with Cannon & Cripps Funerals to become what it is today. With a motto of care, dignity and empathy – the staff at George Hartnett Funerals in Brisbane are here to offer their guidance, advice and knowledge. They understand that grief is a major part of the stress caused by losing a family member, which is why they have pages on their website dedicated to coping with grief and how to overcome feelings of continual sadness.

George Hartnett Funerals provide prepaid funerals and have locations to facilitate memorial services at most of their venues. If a particular funeral venue would better suit your family, you can certainly propose a different location in speaking with your chosen George Hartnett Funeral Director.

Profile of George Hartnett Funerals | George Hartnett Funerals Website

7. Metropolitan Funerals

Metropolitan Funerals BrisbaneFor more than 70 years, our number 7 Funeral Director in Brisbane is Invocare’s Metropolitan. They are officially Queensland’s largest funeral home, with parlours located all throughout South East Queensland. Quality, respect and personal attention is the mantra that this provider operates by. They know that their services are different, because their people are unique and their approach is tried and tested. They know what works and what their clients appreciate most, with 7 decades of experience an organisation develops this sort of ability. They are efficient and sensitive to the needs of the community, while striving to ensure your loved one receives the memorial service and celebration of life that they deserve. The managers of Metropolitan Funerals are friendly and approachable. Toni (Mt Gravatt), Debbie (Wynnum) and Annette (Corporate) are available to help you with whatever questions you may have about the funeral process. They can help you arrange a pre-paid funeral, plan a memorial service or simply offer advice about final expenses.

The Metropolitan Funerals website is loaded with information and guides to help families that have recently lost someone. They are also very active on social media platforms and readily accessible over the phone and by email. You can also drop into one of their parlour locations to talk about your needs if you are thinking of pre-planning or taking out final expenses insurance.

Profile of Metropolitan Funerals | Metropolitan Funerals Website

8. Simplicity Funerals

Simplicity Funerals BrisbaneSlotting into number 8 is another Invocare funeral provider. Simplicity Funerals. You know them for their clean, crisp branding. You know them for their television and radio advertising. But lots of people know them for the extraordinary service Simplicity has provided to their family at one point or another. Simplicity is a large provider in the greater Brisbane area, and this is why families continuously trust Simplicity Funerals with the care of their loved ones. In recent times, Simplicity has been trying to take a modern approach to their services. Large budget advertising about competitive pricing and the ‘simple’ nature of the service they provide is placing Simplicity Funerals in the running as one of Queensland’s largest providers of funeral services. They are opening more locations faster than any other brand, be it through new parlours, or taking over existing companies. Simply put (pardon the pun), Simplicity is a trusted and recognised provider of high quality service and diligent funerary staff in the greater Brisbane region.

Simplicity Funerals was founded in 1979 and has been a major provider of prepaid funerals, funeral plans, burials, cremations and memorial services in Queensland. Their network partner, HeavenAddress allows them to give families a sacred online place to remember their loved ones and pay tribute to their life. Simplicity also employ mobile arrangers who can come to your home and meet with you in the comfort of your own surroundings to discuss any funeral needs you or your family may have. Their website is host to plenty of information about the arrangement process.

Profile of Simplicity Funerals | Simplicity Funerals Website

9. Brisbane Funeral Directors

Funeral Director ServicesRecognising that not every memorial will be the same gets this funeral home in at number 9 on our Top 10 Funeral Directors in Brisbane list. Brisbane Funeral Directors (BFD) has been offering non-traditional memorials since 2011. Noticing a shift in the way people wanted to celebrate life, Ashton (the founder of BFD) has been helping families celebrate the life of their loved one in more unique ways than you could imagine. Through a simple sit down he finds out exactly what the family would like to see on such an important day – and then gets started on creating the special event. Through ongoing experience, as well as the lessons gained in working for some of the larger funeral homes, Ashton can continue to be one of Brisbane’s top funeral directors.

BFD has specialises in burial and cremation services that differ from the norm. Using butterflies, doves and other meaningful symbols, BFD services are truly special. Their website has more information about their services.

Profile of Brisbane Funeral Directors | Brisbane Funeral Directors Website

10. Holy Cross Funerals

Holy CrossAt number 10 on our list is Holy Cross Funerals. Well known within the Brisbane community, Holy Cross has been a part of the Catholic Church for many years. Founded in 1999, Holy Cross Funerals ensure that every single service is performed with dignity and love. With access to the Holy Cross Parish Church, the facilities are readily available to help any family with the funeral needs. The parlour is managed by Philip who is available to discuss the planning, arranging and carrying out of a memorial service at the Church. Holy Cross is a member of the IFDAA and is recognised as one of Brisbane’s premier funeral parlours on the north-side.

Holy Cross Funerals can provide cremation and burial services to the general public. Families do not need to be a part of the Catholic Church to use the services of Holy Cross. The facilities have plenty of parking and the chapel is free for use by families wanting time to reflect with their loved one.

Profile of Holy Cross Funerals | Holy Cross Funerals Website

We trust that this Top 10 list has given you an insight into the best funeral directors in Brisbane based on reviews provided by users of our website. There are plenty of other parlours that can help you with your needs so always consider the other options available to you. To view a comprehensive list of service providers in Queensland, please see the link below.

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