Hansen & Cole Funerals is an Australian funeral business that has been serving the Wollongong and Sutherland Shire area in New South Wales since 1936.

At Hansen & Cole Funerals we are privileged to be able to help families celebrate and honour the lives and values of loved ones every day. We are an Australian funeral service provider, and a member of the Guardian Funerals network.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on: (02) 4272 4900

Jump below container

What To Do

If you have just lost someone and need help there are three simple steps to follow: 

1. CALL US

Give us a call whenever you need us. We are available 24/7 on (02) 4272 4900.

2. READ THIS PAGE

You'll find much of what you need right here on our homepage.

3. HAVE QUESTIONS?

Take a look at our Help and Advice section for the answers.

Upcoming Funeral Services

You can find more information about an upcoming service via the search below.

Our Services

At Hansen & Cole Funerals we help bring your family together to arrange a funeral service that truly celebrates and honours the life and values of your loved one.

Our funeral directors are with you every step of the way, keeping you informed and guiding you through the arrangements as much or as little as you need. We can tailor the service, creating a customised funeral that respects, honours and reflects the values and the life that was lived.

Book of Ideas

In the Book of Ideas, funeral directors have shared some of their stories of how families have honoured their loved ones, so that you can draw inspiration for your own funeral arrangements.

Learn more.

Personalising a Funeral

Adding a personal touch can make the funeral feel more authentic. Our funeral directors can help you create a funeral that honours and celebrates the life and values of the person who has passed away.

Learn more.

Burial & Cremation Information

When you're organising a funeral service, one of the first decisions will be whether you are organising a burial or a cremation. This choice will directly impact the type of funeral service you will have.

Learn more.

Prepaid Funerals

Preplanning your funeral makes sense. A prepaid funeral takes the emotional stress off your family, locks in your funeral cost at today’s price, and allows you to plan things your way.

Learn more.

Repatriation

A repatriation is where a deceased person is moved from one state or one country to another so that final rites can be performed there. Our funeral directors can arrange repatriations interstate and internationally.

Learn more.

Recommended Memorial Parks

Each memorial park will have a range of memorial options for you to choose from, suitable to all budgets, beliefs, faiths and cultures. We can recommend a number of memorial parks and gardens in New South Wales.

Learn more.

Community Events

Hansen & Cole Funerals are as proud of the support we provide to a wide range of community organisations and programs as we are of the care and guidance we provide to families.

We are members of your local social group, sporting club and church. We use our time, our network of community contacts, our participation in, and our financial resources to support organisations around us.

About Us

Hansen & Cole Funerals is an Australian funeral business that has been serving the Wollongong and Sutherland Shire area in New South Wales since 1936, and is a member of the Guardian Funerals network.

At Hansen & Cole Funerals we understand your values, and care about them too. For our values define us all. Our lives. Our loves. Our choices. They make us who we are. And they live on in the hearts and minds of those we love long after the person is gone.

Values – we all hold them dear. Some drive us, some inspire us and they can say a lot about us.

We currently have funeral homes in Bulli, Kembla Grange and Wollongong city.

Help and Advice

Funerals can seem like a complicated affair, and there is a lot to know. That's why we created this help section to make things just a little easier.

We've provided some information about what to expect from each step of the funeral arrangements, from how to plan ahead or what to do when someone passes away, to what you should expect before, during and after a funeral service.

Planning Ahead

Planning a funeral when a loved one dies can be a challenging task, but did you know that a funeral can be planned and paid for ahead of time?

A prepaid funeral is a sensible alternative to funeral insurance or funeral bonds, and could save you money - you pay today's price and ensure the service will be tailored to your needs, wishes and budget.

Learn more.

When Someone Passes

When someone has passed away and if you've never arranged a funeral before, you might not know what you will need to do when a death has occured.

You'll find more information about what to do when a death occurs, what to expect when meeting your funeral director, the Death Certificate and why funerals matter in this section.

Learn more.

Before the Service

There is usually some time between making the initial funeral arrangements with your funeral director, and the time of the actual funeral service.

There are a number of things you may wish to consider before the funeral service, such as the choice of day and time, whether you will have a viewing and if you are writing a eulogy.

Learn more.

After the Service

Once the funeral service is over, it is time to consider the type of memorial you would like for your loved one.

Your options will depend on wheter it was a burial or cremation service.

We also provide information about scattering ashes and resources for coping with grief.

Learn more.