Here for 75 years. Always here for you.

Here for 75 years. Always here for you.

Metropolitan Funerals conducted our first funeral on 17 July 1941. Since then we have opened doors to 7 more funeral homes in Brisbane.

For 75 years we've cared for the changing needs of Queenslanders by providing quality funeral services.

Top 5 reasons Queenslanders choose Metropolitan Funerals

1. Our locations
We have 8 funeral homes across Brisbane, 5 with chapels. That's more than any other QLD funeral provider.

2. Our history
In 2016 we celebrate 75 years in Brisbane, and our staff have over 250 years combined experience.

3. We come highly recommended
Of Metropolitan Funerals' customers 92% state they are satisfied with our services.*

4. Our own mortuary
Be confident your loved one will be looked after by Metropolitan staff in our own facilities the whole way through – something most funeral directors can't offer.

5. Free expert advice
If there is something you are unsure of, call us at Metropolitan Funerals for our expertise and free advice.

These are just a few of the top reasons to choose Metropolitan Funerals. Talk to us today for more information about our services.

1800 636 660

*Based on Metropolitan Funerals customer surveys from April 2015 to June 2016.

We were here for some of the most important moments in the life of our city

When our city became a fort

Seven weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbour, four US Navy Warships arrived at Hamilton Wharf in Brisbane and disembarked 4600 GIs. These were the first of a million American service personnel who would pass through Australia at some point through the war. At it’s height Brisbane was host to 80,000 American troops. Major buildings were protected by sandbags and many parts of Brisbane were fortified. Thousands of Australian soldiers also served in the defence of Brisbane. Chermside alone had 54 Bofors guns manned by over 2,000 officers and men.

When the peace was won

First, Brisbanites started honking their horns at strangers. Then people started throwing confetti and streamers. And as the official announcements were read out on radio, men, women and children began dancing in the streets. The surrender of Japan was the biggest news that Brisbane had ever heard and, yes, it got completely out of hand. On Roma Street, youngsters commandeered a truck full of fresh groceries and began a fruit fight, aside from the hundreds of spontaneous trysts that occurred on what would become known as VJ Day. There was a more civil aspect to it too – 60,000 people took in the formal Victory March the next day, and listened to the Salvation Army band play at the outdoor thanksgiving.

When we saw the future

“Colour me Brisbane” was the beginning of Australia’s most significant gathering of global leaders - the G20 Brisbane summit. The 4,000 delegates, which included the leaders of the United States, Russia, China, Germany, India and Japan, made a significant resolution for our common future. To increase global economic growth, create jobs, increase trade and reduce poverty. It became clear that the world had entered a new era which would now look to Australia not merely as a successful nation, but as an influential middle power.

When we confronted the past

The 1982 Land Rights marches made Brisbane a centre for one of the greatest questions in the history of its democracy. It was the very first legal mass protests being lead by Aboriginal people in Queensland. On 26 September around 2,000 people marched through Brisbane’s CBD to the river. As many of the marches were held close to the Commonwealth Games, the protesters' chants had a ring of truth when they shouted, “The whole world is watching”. While the events happened in Brisbane, land rights was soon seen as a national issue. One that was partly resolved with the Mabo decision ten years later

When the world poured in

World Expo 88 was the largest event of the Brisbane’s Southbank and ran for six months from 30 April to 30 October 1988. It was the largest event of Australia’s Bicentennial year. While the Expo committee had expected 7.8 million, it turned out that 18,560,447 decided to visit. The fact that they came from all over the world lead the Lord Mayor, Sallyanne Atkinson, to declare "today we formally and officially become an international city". The chair of the committee, Llew Edwards, was even more delirious, speaking of "the warmth of brotherhood" and that Brisbane had become “the happiest place on earth.”

When we reached for the skies

Until 1985 “The Gold Tower”, as the AMP building is known, was the tallest building in Brisbane at just 35 storeys. But the skyline began changing significantly in the 2000s with the construction of Aurora at 69 storeys, Soleil at 74 storeys and, in 2013, with the construction of the state's tallest residential tower Infinity Tower at 81 storeys and 549 apartments.

When the drought broke

After three years of possession by NSW, the State of Origin shield was transferred back to Queensland’s possession in 2006. The series was particularly tense as NSW had won game I by 17 to 16 at Telstra Stadium in Sydney. Game II at Suncorp Stadium was won convincingly by Queensland 30 to 6. But it was in Melbourne where Queensland beat the blues 16 to 14, that the long drought finally ended.

Metropolitan Funerals - here for 75 years, always here for you

No matter the time of day you can always call us on 1800 636 660, our phones are answered 24/7.