Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy. Personal loss comes with many challenges and, unfortunately, some important arrangements you will need to attend to.

Planning the funeral is probably at the top of the list and whether you like it or not, the cost of the service will play a part in the decisions you make.

Start by contacting a Brisbane funeral director from Newhaven Funerals so we can guide you as to what is involved in the entire process.

Making Arrangements

The cost of the funeral will depend on the services you require.

Our genuine and professional Brisbane funeral directors will be there to help you say goodbye to your loved one in an appropriate way.

If you discussed funeral arrangements with the deceased, you will have a clearer idea of how they wanted to be remembered.

The staff at Newhaven Funerals has been fully trained to assist you. Our funeral home offers cremations, burials and ocean ceremonies as part of our services.

The planning is always done with the utmost discretion and compassion for your family.

A funeral is about paying tribute to a special person, so you might want to choose elements that reflect their personality.

If you want to add a unique touch to the funeral, you can choose from a large range of special services.

These will come at an additional cost, but they can make a lasting impression and help ease the pain on the day by helping guests recall fond memories of the deceased.

You can choose custom caskets to commemorate your loved one or release doves, butterflies or play a video tribute highlighting cherished moments.


Hearing about how your loved one touched the lives of others can be part of the healing process.

You can have a function after the funeral to thank those who attended. It will give guests an opportunity to share recollections and say goodbye to the deceased in a more informal and personal way. You can arrange to have this service at local clubs or at home.

If you want a more cost-effective alternative, you can use the funeral company’s chapels. They will provide complimentary hot drinks and biscuits.


If you want to make things easier for your family in the event of your death, you can pre-arrange your funeral by talking to our Brisbane funeral directors.

Having a funeral plan in place will prevent your loved ones from having to worry about the funeral costs and organisational details during this challenging stage.

Newhaven Funerals is a family-run business, which puts an emphasis on understanding the needs of the bereaved.

Contact us at any time for additional information and let us assist you during this difficult time, one of our fully trained and experienced local funeral directors is always on hand on 1800 644 524.

You might find our previous article “What Does a Funeral Director Do” of assistance when having to plan a funeral