Brisbane Funeral Directors

We’ll help you craft a meaningful heartfelt unique personal special farewell.

There’s no right or wrong way, only your way. We’ve helped thousands of Queensland families like yours say β€˜goodbye’.

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Burial Service

Planning a funeral can be difficult during a time of great sadness. Academy Funerals are here to guide and assist you.

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Cremation Service

A dignified yet cost-effective way of honouring your dearly departed loved one, cremation services can can be more flexible and unique.

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Unattended Cremation

An unattended cremation, sometimes called a direct cremation, is a cremation with no actual funeral. Our team will handle everything.

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Memorial Service

A Memorial is typically the same as a funeral service however, the coffin and the person who has died is not physically at the location of the service.

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Live Stream Service

The recent global pandemic and improvements in technology have changed the way in which we can attend funeral services.

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Child’s Funeral

Whilst many legal and practical responsibilities are the same, there is a component of care that is unique to a young person’s funeral.

Pre-Arranged
or Pre-Paid Options

Protect your family by leaving your instructions or go one step further to ensure you don’t leave a financial burden.

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Loved One’s Viewing

Viewing a loved one who has recently passed is a very personal experience and we are hear to help support and guid you.

100% Australian & Family Owned since 1998

There are many good funeral companies you can choose available in Queensland, however, at Academy Funerals, we believe that there is an element of funeral directing that not all funeral companies, nor directors have. As a family-owned company, we approach your care as if a member of our own family and it is in our care of you that we differ.

We look forward to taking care of you and your loved ones.

Our funeral consultants are always ready to assist you…

24 hours a day
7 days a week.

Feedback from real families

Excellent4.5β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Based on 111 reviews from review us onAlexAlex β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I would like to thank Ashley and Robin for their exceptional service and help through this difficult time, they were available at almost all hours to help me, from funeral arrangements to technical issues, they were both amazing, I could not rate them higher. I would recommend Academy funerals to anyone who wishes for a respectful and well run funeral through the most difficult time of a persons life. Thank you.ted zacharygated zacharyga β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… At a time of great distress and emotional turmoil following the passing of a close friend, I was at a loss to know where to turn in order to make arrangements for his farewell. A friend recommended Academy Funerals and I was blessed to meet Ashley who steered me through the formalities and who provided emotional support. A sincere and caring soul. I was so impressed that i arranged my own Funeral arrangements with his help. God bless you and i'm eternally grateful to you AshleyMonique LawtonMonique Lawton β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Unfortunately, we have had the pleasure of working with Ashley, and Academy funerals, farewelling 3 family members that have passed within the last two years.I have dealt with the big funeral companies and absolutely nothing compares to the personal touch that Ashley has provided, going that extra mile, being available 24/7, (yes, we did have to call after hours a couple of times) coming to our home as soon as possible after our initial call, to set our minds at ease, while he professionally navigated us through all the things involved with dealing with the death of a loved one, when our grief was so raw.Hopefully we won't have to farewell anyone else too soon, but at least , now we know who to call.Thank you, Monique Lawton.Pip ThompsonPip Thompson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Ashley was so professional and supportive at a time that was really hard for our family. He made the process much easier to navigate so that we could focus on the important things. Thank you Ashley for taking care of everything!COLLEEN BENNETTCOLLEEN BENNETT β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I would like to Thank Ashley, Family & Staff, For Helping make Mum's Celebration of Life, Meaningful, With the Love & Compassion Mum Deserved, I Can't Recommended Academy Funeral's Enough, I will Always Remember the Kindness that was shown By Them In Our Time Of Need. Thank You Academy Funerals.Huyen PhamHuyen Pham β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Kylie HoughtonKylie Houghton β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Ashley and Katrina looked after my father in law in his sudden passing. With so much to sort out, they were an absolute godsend. I highly recommend them in such a sad time. Couldn’t ask for a more helpful couple to guide us through this time. Thanks.Kim McInnesKim McInnes β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I can not thank you enough for all the help and support. I have used this company personally and professionally and highly recommend them. They went out of there way to try and make the process easier. Despite being stuffed around on a few occcassion I never once heard them complain. They support and compassion I felt when I called distressed was amazing and I am so grateful 🙏 thank you again.Matt AndersonMatt Anderson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Thank you so much to Ashley and the team at Academy Funerals for all their help after the passing my father. I've never had to arrange a funeral before and Ashley helped me through the process, at all times showing compassion and kindness. Everything was done exactly how we asked and it was a perfect send off. Ashley and Robin made sure everything was dignified and handled in a way that eased my stress on the day and allowed me to focus on saying goodbye. I will always be grateful for the care and respect I was shown throughout the whole process, it made a difficult time a little easier to handle. Thank you.katrina schneiderkatrina schneider β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We would like to thank Ashley and Katrina for their outstanding service and compassion during the sudden passing of our daughter nothing was to much trouble and we would highly recommend Academy FuneralsSean O'BrienSean O'Brien β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… At a point in time when you unfortunately have to engage the services of a funeral director, i could not recommend more highly than Academy Funerals to assist in this difficult time.I was looking for a local family run business to help guide me. From the first contact with Ashley, i found him to be compassionate, professional, and very sincere. Unlong with his substantial knowledge of the industry, he was always in contact throughout the process and made it easy to navigate with everything that is needed when your emotions are down.I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart for his help along the way.So thank you, Ashley and Academy Funerals.Brett KazakoffBrett Kazakoff β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Academy offer a respectful, resourceful and very capable offering for the price. It is a family owned enterprise and shows up in the attention to detail such as the follow-up on the finer details of arrangements. Thank-you Academy!Greeny GreenGreeny Green β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… When we lost our Dad is was the first time as a family that we had to go through the funeral process. Not knowing what to do I turned to a Google search for the best funeral directors in Brisbane, after a couple of phone calls and upon speaking to Robin I knew exactly who I was choosing. There is nothing that Robin and Academy Funerals couldn't do to disappoint us, Robin was very professional and caring in every aspect of the process, he was always available for a phone call or a text message if he was busy.If anyone is looking for a funeral director in the Brisbane area, do yourself and your family a huge favour and go with Academy Funerals I guarantee you will not be disappointed.Thank you to Robin and the rest of your workforce for everything you did.From Adrian and family.Sharon HindsSharon Hinds β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… HiI would recommend academy funerals to anyone. I wanted something small and quick for my daughter. Thats exactly what we got. They took care of everything. No pressure was felt as they had control of everything. I was very thankful to Ashley and the team. I cannot thank them enough for everything they did for my daughter and my familySharon HindsPeter WoolleyPeter Woolley β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… During this very stressful time in our lives Academy Funerals, namely Ashley and Robin, were so supportive, helpful (24 / 7) and respectful to our family. Although the burden of our grief was so great during this time, everything Ashley did was aimed at assisting us to cope with our grief and to ensure that the funeral service was of a very high standard. I cannot speak too highly of the comfort and support provided to our family by Ashley, Academy Funerals. Thank you Ashley. PGeraldine Allan WilcockGeraldine Allan Wilcock β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Robin and the team at Academy Funerals provided a compassionate yet professional service during a very difficult time when my mother passed. They went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was taken care of and we felt supported throughout the entire process.Robin took the time to listen to our family’s needs and took the time to understand who my mother was and what made her special to her loved ones. He suggested the ideal location for the funeral, recommended an outstanding celebrant and florist and worked tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of the funeral service was tailored to meet our needs.I highly recommend Academy Funerals for anyone in need of funeral services. Their compassionate and professional approach, combined with their attention to detail and personalised service, made a very sad day beautiful.Ryan WainRyan Wain β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Academy have been amazing through the whole process with tanya.I recommend anyone to go through Ashley he is kind considerate and very helpful through the whole process.sacha huntsacha hunt β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We highly recommend Robin and his team. From the very first time we spoke on the phone Robin was so caring and compassionate and nothing was ever any trouble. They took such wonderful care of us and our little one.Janene SmithJanene Smith β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Funerals are such a hard part of life.But when you come across a family owned and operated funeral business like "Academy Funerals" where you have Ashley and Katrina Bergh (and team), that do their utmost best to ease your stress and any concerns you may have, just like they did with our most beloved Aunt Ethel's funeral.The support and guidance that was given was immeasurable, Aunt Ethel would have been so pleased with how things worked out."Thank you for making the service very beautiful. You did such a wonderful job""Thank you for all of the advice and direction you were able to give my family and myself when organizing all the funeral arrangements .It took a lot of pressure of us at this crazy time.Jacqui LindsayJacqui Lindsay β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… At such a difficult time I was very pleased to have the support of Robin at Academy Funerals, a caring, small family owned funeral home. As I was interstate all communication was done by email and phone with quick response every time. I truly felt cared for.Thank you for making it a calming process, something I think that comes from being a small family business.Helen RekdaleHelen Rekdale β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Ashley was so awesome getting back to me while I was trying to organise my darling mums funeral. He sent me lots of options which was great. He was very empathetic and I appreciated his straightforward approach. He organised an amazing celebrant for the service and Kerry was amazing. They are one a a handful of family owned funeral directors in Brisbane and I am happy to recommend them. Thank youThomas OpitzThomas Opitz β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I can't thank Academy Funerals enough, especially Robin Drury for the warm and heartfelt service during a time when we had no idea of what to do or who to turn too, every matter was tended to with utmost respect and care including us in every way possible. Thank you again for helping us through such a difficult time. ThomasAdam OpitzAdam Opitz β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… With the passing of my mother Robin was totally professional, extremely caring and was very approachable in all forms of communication with every question i needed answered. I don't think you could find a better suited person to handle the passing of a loved oneJudy KainJudy Kain β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… On behalf of my family, it’s hard to find the words to express my gratitude and sincere thanks to Ashley and Katrina from Academy Funerals. I was referred to them by a friend, and from my initial contact with them, I felt reassured and extremely grateful that I was talking to the right people. Impending death is something that no one wants to face, but it’s a reality that we all have to deal with at some time.Ashley and Katrina and their team are professional, extremely compassionate and understanding and will guide you through the process you’ve chosen for your loved one. Any questions you have in relation to the process is respected and answered honestly. Ashley and Katrina are very easy to talk to and I would strongly recommend Academy Funerals to anyone looking for a professional, caring and respectful funeral home.js_loader

Transparent and Fair Funeral Prices

We believe in clear and transparent pricing with no hidden surprises. Our packages are a simple way of determining options and prices, hoever they may be mixed, altered and adjusted. You are at all times in full control of determining all elements of the funeral decisions and how they affect the overall funeral cost.

Cremation Option 1

No service and no attendance at the crematorium of our choice, with the ashes being made available to the family.

All Professional Fees

Standard Sized Basic Coffin

Cremation Fee

Cremation Permit (Permission to Cremate Qld)

Viewing and Dressing if Requested

Funeral, Memorial or Death Notice Digital

Cremation Urn Simple

Original Death Certificate + 6 Copies

(Ashes can be made available in 24 hours)

** All packages are open for modification and alteration to suit each family's individual requirements **

*** Possible After Hours Costs if a transfer is required outside of normal working hours ***

$1895

Cremation Option 2

This is a full funeral service held in the chapel of a crematorium of the family’s choice, with family and friends in attendance.

All Professional Fees

Standard Sized Basic Coffin

Cremation Fee

Cremation Permit (Permission to Cremate Qld)

Crematorium Chapel Hire

Tribute Cards/ Bookmarks For Service

Viewing and Dressing if Required

Funeral, Memorial or Death Notice Digital

Cremation Urn Simple

Original Death Certificate + 6 Copies

(Ashes can be made available in 24 hours)

** All packages are open for modification and alteration to suit each family's individual requirements **

*** Possible After Hours Costs if a transfer is required outside of normal working hours ***

from $4990

Cremation Option 3

This is a full funeral service held in a church, or other venue, chosen by the family, with family and friends in attendance.

All professional Fees

Standard Sized Coffin

Cremation Fee

Cremation Permit (Permission to Cremate Qld)

Clergy or Celebrant's Fee/ Offering

Tribute Cards/ Bookmarks For Service

Viewing and Dressing if Required

Funeral, Memorial or Death Notice Digital

Cremation Urn Simple

Original Death Certificate + 6 Copies

(Ashes can be made available in 24 hours)

** All packages are open for modification and alteration to suit each family's individual requirements **

*** Possible After Hours Costs if a transfer is required outside of normal working hours ***

$5550

Burial Option 1

This is a burial completed with no service and no attendance by family or friends.

Our Professional Fees

Standard Sized Basic Coffin

Viewing and Dressing if Required

Funeral, Memorial or Death Notice Digital

Original Death Certificate + 6 Copies

** All options are open for modification and alteration to suit each family's individual requirements and budget **

*** Possible After Hours Costs if a transfer is required outside of normal working hours ***

$3688 (plus cemetery fee)

Burial Option 2

This is an option for a church or chapel service with burial following or, a graveside service.

Our Professional Fees

Standard Sized Basic Coffin

Viewing and Dressing if Required

Funeral, Memorial or Death Notice Digital

Clergy or Celebrant Offering

Chapel Hire Arranged if Required (at cost)

Original Death Certificate + 6 Copies

** All options are open for modification and alteration to suit each family's individual requirements and budget **

*** Possible After Hours Costs if a transfer is required outside of normal working hours ***

$4843.00 (plus cemetery fee)

Burial Option 3

This is an option for a church or chapel service with burial following or, a graveside service.

Our Professional Fees

Standard Sized Colonial Coffin

Viewing and Dressing if Required

Funeral, Memorial or Death Notice Digital

Clergy or Celebrant Offering

Chapel Hire Arranged if Required (as cost)

Casket Spray Floral Arrangement

Original Death Certificate + 6 Copies

** All options are open for modification and alteration to suit each family's individual requirements and budget **

*** Possible After Hours Costs if a transfer is required outside of normal working hours ***

$5530 (plus cemetery fee)
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7 days a week.

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