Reputation & Experience

Newhaven Funerals reputation of excellence has been bestowed by the thousands of satisfied clients our company has been privileged to serve since 1979

Proudly Australian


Australian Owned Family Business


Not A Public Owned Shareholder Company

Award Winning

Seniors Card – Business Excellence

Multiple Award Winners

Attention to Detail

Mum and Dad always said, “It’s the small things that make the big difference”. Tim Connolly

The all Australian owned Newhaven Funerals directors and operations people have been carefully chosen for their consideration, local knowledge, empathetic nature, experience and professionalism.

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Newhaven Funerals is a family owned Queensland business with a rich history of exceptional service and a strong commitment to our communities.

The Connolly family and staff have helped tens of thousands of families to deal with their grief and are adequately equipped for any request.

The Connolly family also operates Crematoriums, a Pet Cremation business, memorial gardens and provides a vessel for scattering ashes at sea, whale watching and bridal transfers.

About Us

Growing up around funerals since the age of six allows Tim Connolly a unique understanding of how a family owned funeral business can be. He has seen his Mum and Dad, Denise and Phil Connolly grow from a small commercial unit at West End in Brisbane to witnessing the company grow to a well known national public company which has since reverted to a smaller boutique business under the name Newhaven Funerals which provides more personal and meaningful funeral services. Since leaving school in 1992 Tim has been deeply involved in all aspects of operating their family owned business, includes operating crematoriums, memorial gardens and pet cremation business. Tim and his sisters Libby and Beccy are more than competent to assist all clients with any request.

Our Community

Due to the loyal support of Newhaven customers, and the Newhaven staff and company philanthropic fund we have been able to assist the following community groups.

If you feel you would like to donate to any of these worthy recipients please contact us for the appropriate donation form and receipt.

We also have a savings card which can be given to someone whom may be struggling to meet costs of a funeral ceremony. Please contact us to order yours.

White Glove Service

Have you ever gone somewhere and thought to yourself ‘wow’ that was amazing service?

Well that’s what we do at Newhaven Funerals every day.

We look out for every opportunity to make every funeral unique and memorable and we go out of our way to provide good old fashioned ‘SERVICE’ by being attentive, compassionate and professional.

It is our belief that it’s not only the immediate family that require our support, but all of the guests who come along too.

Our promise is to ensure that there be no stress or complications during the funeral ceremony.

Additionally, we provide fresh cut fruit, chilled water and tissues to those who attend as part of our standard white glove service.


What Others Say

Being a widow at 41 is not something I had ever thought I would be, but our reality is one that included ambulances, hospitals, surgeries, radium, chemotherapy and crazy diets or medications.
My husband had brain cancer.

Even though I knew he was dying I never prepared myself for how I would feel afterwards.

Newhaven funerals Mackay made this a great experience for my family.
In particular David, you are so awesome!
You made this whole experience just beautiful.
Your calm caring presence made us feel totally at ease and your attention to detail made the day be all about Paul and exactly what I wanted, down to the last request.

Kelly…. You have been so amazing to deal with, nothing being too hard or silly.
We chose Newhaven after speaking to the local funeral homes on offer but we could tell after talking and emailing Kelly that they actually cared and that nothing would be too hard.
Thanks for making that an easy choice.

I highly recommend Newhaven Mackay to anyone wanting a beautiful funeral (or celebration we called it) for their loved ones. I found them to be of the utmost professionalism and impeccably presented both themselves and their business.


Thank you to all the staff at Newhaven Funerals for the kindness and consideration shown to us at the funeral service. The live internet streaming was a wonderful addition and was gratefully received by those that could not make it. Thank you sincerely.

I found your service very helpful and caring during what is a very difficult time. I was very grateful to your staff for their help and would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

May we thank you for not hurrying us in any way. At a time when we all needed a little extra consideration and sympathy, you and your staff provided the perfect atmosphere for us.

This is the second time we have used your services, and we would not hesitate in recommending your company to anyone!

Not only were the office staff very helpful and friendly, but the after service wake in your memorial gardens gazebo provided the perfect environment to unwind after the service and allowed us to catch up with everyone, whilst the catering staff were lovely to meet and the refreshments were most welcomed.

Where do we start, as thank you is such a little word compared to our gratitude for your expert care, attention to detail, professionalism and friendliness! These are rare qualities to find in a company nowadays. I know without doubt that we would both be honoured to have you take care of our funerals (which we hope won't be for a long time).

Thank you to all involved, would highly recommend.

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