Why Choose Hansen & Cole

Creating a personalised funeral

Every person is unique. That's why it's important to personalise the service to honour your loved one to best represent the live once lived. You may have your own ideas, or be inspired by our Book of Ideas. Even a funeral that follows your faith or culture can have some or all of these special elements, which will make the service more unique and memorable.

Funeral webcasting

Your friends and family can use our private webcasting facility to view the service in real-time or in later on. This allows those unable to attend the service in person a chance to still be part of it. OneRoom stores the video recording safely with password-protected access to the private online archive so that you can share this with your family members and friends. 

Preplanning your funeral

Preplanning your funeral with Hansen & Cole Funerals makes sense. It takes the emotional stress off your family, locks in your funeral cost at today’s price, and allows you to plan things your way. Then you can relax, knowing your money is held safely in a trust while you get on with enjoying life to the full.

Warm and comforting facilities

Our funeral home in Kembla Grange offers the largest chapel facility in the Illawarra region. Some of the features you will find at our funerals homes include beautifully appointed chapels, audiovisual equipment, high quality catering facilities, viewing rooms with comfortable seating, landscaped lawns and gardens, coffin selection room, condolence lounge, and registered mortuary facilities.

Repatriation service

When a loved one passes away overseas, sometimes the best place for their funeral service to take place is here in Australia. Or you may wish to return your loved one to their place of birth for their funeral. Our experienced funeral directors will liaise with the various state and federal government departments and international and domestic consular representatives on behalf of the family.

Serving Wollongong for over 80 years

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

Seniors special

Are you a holder of an Australian state government issued Seniors Card? If you are, you are entitled to receive a $250* discount on the cost of a prepaid funeral or funeral service needed now. Simply present your Seniors Card to Hansen & Cole Funerals.

*Terms & conditions apply

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Hansen & Cole Funerals is proud to be an Australian-owned funeral business that has been serving Illawarra families for over 80 years.

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.


We pride ourselves in providing the little touches that Hansen & Cole Funerals are known for. The same people who pick up your loved one will greet you at the door the next morning, giving a personal and intimate feel to the service Hansen & Cole provide you and your family.