Why choose Newhaven Funerals?


We are a trusted family owned funeral service based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Established by the Connolly family who are fully committed to providing all members of the community compassionate service. By choosing us, we promise to help you deal with and properly manage grief.

Our expert team of funeral directors and supporting staff offer a wide variety of services, including:

Why choose us? – We can cater to any request

We are open to accommodating any unique requests you may have. With over 40 years experience in Funeral Arrangements in all areas around the Gold Coast and Brisbane, we are confident in our ability to provide services that not only meet your specifications, but also exceed your expectations.

When you require the reliable and respectful services of a Brisbane funeral director or Gold Coast funeral director, know that you can always rely on the Connolly Family and their family owned funeral business Newhaven Funerals.

Why choose us? – Over 40 Years Experience

Newhaven Funerals started back in 1979 after the Connolly family tragically lost a child. Phil Connolly watched in dismay at the “mechanical” and “routine” funeral service conducted—as well as the unexplained expenses affixed to the account at the end of the service. Knowing there had to be a better, more compassionate way of providing services with more affordable funeral costs, he and the family started their own funeral home.

Today, we are one of the most recognisable and trusted funeral homes in south east Queensland. We firmly believe that it will be the smallest detail that make the biggest difference. This is why we all go the extra mile to honour and celebrate the life of a loved one, as well as offer a warm and friendly service to the bereaved.

Why choose us? – Expert Staff

Each and every member of the Newhaven Funerals team has undergone a strict hiring process and background check before joining. This assures you that you always speak to a true professional who has the knowledge and experience to attend to your needs during this difficult period. We highly encourage clients to approach any member of our team if you have any special requests, such as if you would like to scatter ashes on an ocean funeral or utilise some of our expert third party providers to make the event even more unique and personal. We are always more than happy to help.

Why choose us? Ongoing Care

We genuinely care about our clients. Leading up to, during and after the funeral, we go out of our way to keep in touch with the bereaved until we are sure they have been able to understand the trauma they are experiencing . We can easily connect those who are struggling with their loss to respected counsellors. Our team also conducts grief recovery programs. It is important that your funeral director understands your requirements as well as your sentiments. We are capable of providing exceedingly superior level of care that would be beyond your expectations.

Our priority, at all times, is to make sure that all your queries are timely answered and everything is comprehensively explained to avoid complications and confusions. With such ease and convenience you can concentrate on spending time with your family and the rest will be taken care of by us.

The Name You Can Trust

Clients trust us wholeheartedly thanks to our exceptional and empathetic service. Similarly, many clients trust us because of our long-standing reputation within the local and national industry. We are proud to be a member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association. Newhaven Funerals is  also signatory to the QLD Funeral Industry Code of Conduct

Get in Touch Today

Our costs are extremely transparent and a written quote including GST can be provided to you via email, post or fax almost immediately.

For any questions you may have about funeral arrangements on the Gold Coast or Brisbane or if you would like to schedule an appointment with a funeral director regarding arrangements for both immediate care or pre-planning options, please call us any hour on 1800 644 524. You may also send us a message by filling out our contact form.

Complimentary Services from Newhaven Funerals:

  • Death registration
  • Freshly cut fruit, iced water  and tissues provided to guests Why choose us
  • White glove expert and personalised service
  • Personalised memorial book
  • Personalised thank you cards provided to guests
  • Slideshow presentation
  • KeepAR Augmented Reality Printing
  • Business hours home visit consultation
  • Live funeral streaming available at our Company Owned Crematorium
  • Post-funeral grief assistance
  • Highly responsive 24/7 available customer service

We’re here for you 24 hours,7 days, 365 days a year.


Tim Connolly Funeral Director Newhaven Funerals

Tim Connolly

Growing up around funerals since the age of six allows Tim a unique understanding of how a family owned funeral business should 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.

The business has since reverted to a smaller 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, including operating crematoriums, memorial gardens and pet cremation business. Tim is more than competent to assist all clients with any request.

Now married with two children, Tim’s personal time is spent with family, friends and the community.