Choosing a Funeral Service

Let us answer your questions and help you decide


Cremations have become more popular in recent times. If cremation is preferred, our Brisbane funeral directors can arrange all the necessary details with the crematorium of your choice. Most crematoriums have a chapel that may be used for the service and often catering facilities are available if the family wish.

Children And Baby Services

At this very emotional and difficult time, we are here and able to provide a dignified memorial tribute or funeral service for a child or baby. Silver Dove Funerals are able to offer families a range of memorial options, including urns, memorial books, candles, hand and foot prints, as well as a Butterfly or Dove releases at the funeral or memorial service.

Returned Service Men/Women And Masonic Lodge/Clubs

It is always a privilege to pay tribute to our great servicemen and women. Chaplains and appropriate representatives can be arranged to meet the specific needs of each family and acknowledge the respective beliefs and wishes. We believe in offering our greatest respects to our returned service personnel and our family are able to provide the appropriate commemorative services to honour their service.

Eco-Friendly options

It is becoming more frequent that people and their loved ones are choosing a greener, more refined farewell using a coffin from our Eco-Friendly range. Silver Dove Funerals provide ‘Eco Coffins‘ made by natural products, which are more environmentally friendly. Our team will always try to source the best ways to provide you with a Greener Funeral so you can say farewell in a more natural manner.


Burial is a traditional option and a personal preference. For burials, we are able to provide advice and assistance if a new grave is required or, the family may have an existing plot. If your family does not already have a cemetery plot, our staff are able to advise you on cemetery locations for a suitable burial plot or crypt for your loved one.

Memorial Only

Often the presence of a coffin can be overwhelming and stressful for the family. If required, we can assist with organising the cremation of a loved one, collecting the ashes on your behalf and arranging a memorial service only without the stress of traditional service.


Often a loved one may wish to return to their land of origin or alternatively, be returned from overseas. If particular wishes have been discussed, it can greatly assist the family for the arrangements. Our experienced staff are able to attend to the necessary requirements by respective Authorities.

Cultural Service

We understand that each and every culture has a special tradition and a way of saying goodbye. Let us understand exactly what is required so that we can create the perfect ceremony that matches the values and beliefs you need. We will cater to every little detail to ensure that the passing of a loved one is a memorable experience. We will be happy to assist you with funeral arrangements during this time and help find the right solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we received. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

Where are you located?
We are located at 3/ 76 Sumners Rd, Sumner Park QLD 4074.
Are you registered?
Yes, we are registered.
What are your eco-friendly options?
Silver Dove Funerals is proud to provide an alternate option of funeral services across South East Queensland. We are one of a boutique selection of funeral homes in South East Queensland who offer an eco-green funeral service incorporating a selection of woven cane, seagrass and woollen coffins and caskets. A selection is available on our website.
What makes you different to other funeral homes?
At Silver Dove Funerals, family value is one of our core foundations. We work with you and give families the opportunity to feel they have done the best they can towards a final and fitting farewell. We are far more flexible and affordable, working to budgetary requirements while still delivering a memorable funeral service.
What if my family would like to officiate the funeral service?
We encourage family value through any funeral service. Although we must be aware that certain venues have very strict time frames, we encourage family involvement as much as we can. We endeavour to make everyone feel a part of this very special time to say goodbye to their loved ones. Particular venues can be used for longer more relaxed service times.
Do I need to have a full funeral service?
No. It is often the wish of the deceased to not have a service and perhaps have a small intimate memorial service within the family circle or alternately there may not be many families able to attend. Regardless of the circumstance, Silver Dove Funerals will provide a no service, no attendance farewell on your behalf and return the ashes to your family for safe keeping.
What if we want a different service?
We are very happy to help create the service of your special choosing whether it is a green or alternate theme; each funeral is a unique personal farewell and should be celebrated as your loved one and family wish. Any service can have subtle differences to reflect the individual more appropriately and we are here to assist you on that journey.
What is cheaper, burial or cremation?
Whilst burials have always been the traditional service farewell, it is very much a personal choice and as crematoria are more widely available now, cremation services have become more popular in recent times. The costing is far less for a cremation in comparison to a burial which requires a gravesite with the cost dependent on the location of the cemetery.
How long can we wait to have a funeral service?
There is no specific time frame allocated from the moment of death to the funeral service, however, a funeral service is usually carried out within a few days to a week of the passing. The circumstances surrounding the cause of death, if unexpected can often delay the process.
How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral service will vary depending on your needs and requirements. There are many options available for your selection and this will determine the final pricing. We are able to assist with all aspects in order to provide you and your family with a fitting tribute.