About Us


Hansen & Cole Funerals began operating in Wollongong in 1936 and has since grown to three locations.

Warwick Hansen of Hansen & Cole Funerals started out in the funeral industry in 1967 in the family business at Lakeside Memorial Park, later purchasing the Arthur Cole family funeral business which became known as Hansen & Cole Funerals.

Hansen & Cole Funerals is now part of the Guardian Funerals network operated by InvoCare, a company proud to be Australian. Hansen & Cole are managed by local people who will offer you empathy and supportive care, because serving families and being a part of your community are some of the most important aspects of the services we provide.  

We offer a wide range of options to families including arranging burials or cremations, viewings and vigils and we cater for all of the religions and cultures represented in Wollongong and surrounding areas.

We have high quality after-funeral catering facilities with a range of menus to suit every need, so that families can enjoy refreshments after the service and meet in a quiet unhurried atmosphere.

Hansen & Cole Funerals is part of the Guardian Funerals network of funeral homes, which is made up of some of New South Wales' most experienced and trusted funeral service providers.

We are also able to provide prepaid funeral plans and funeral bonds.

Call Hansen & Cole Funerals today on (02) 4272 4900, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Mr Hansen's story

Warwick is a veteran of the Australian funeral industry and has been the President of the NSW/ACT division of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA). He is a Master Funeral Director and a foundation member and the longest serving President of the Australian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association (ACCA). In 2013 he was awarded the Order of Australia medal.

In addition to his leadership role in the funeral industry, Warwick is an enthusiastic and generous supporter and fundraiser for a wide variety of charitable organisations.  He is an active Rotary International member and past President of the Rotary Club of Dapto. He is actively involved in Legacy, an affiliate member of the Lions Club of Wollongong and has been involved in numerous projects for the RSL and veterans associations including plaques commemorating veterans and those missing in action in the course of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Warwick also supports annual causes as diverse as Movember, Wrap with Love, Legacy Week and the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Warwick Hansen from Hansen & Cole Funerals

Warwick Hansen from Hansen & Cole Funerals.