We're pleased to introduce Australian Rugby League legend and Nine Network television host Wally Lewis AM who has been appointed as our brand ambassador. We’re excited to have Wally onboard to help share our message…
Live in the moment. Live on in the memory.

“The team at Burkin Svendsens Funerals do an amazing and vital job in caring for families in their hardest times. I’m very proud to be associated with the team and do my bit to
share their key messages.”

Wally Lewis: How I want to live on in the memory

When most people hear my name, they think of me as a Queensland rugby league legend and immortal. However, when I look back at my life and consider what I want to be remembered for at my funeral, I think of family and helping people.

Don't stop doing what makes you happy. As Queenslanders, it's how we make the moments matter and the memories last.

Burkin Svendsens Funerals has a long history of providing funeral services to families in Cairns and Far North Queensland. We work with remote communities in the outback, on the cape and the Torres Strait Islands from our funeral home in Westcourt, Cairns.

When the time comes to celebrate a life, Burkin Svendsens Funerals will be there to help you honour the memories that truly matter.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call us on (07) 4054 5400 or fill out the form below.

About Us

Burkin Svendsens Funerals is an Australian funeral business with a history of providing funeral services to Cairns and Far North Queensland since the late 1890s.

At Burkin Svendsens 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.

See the values we uphold
Our Services

Our Services

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.

Community and Events

Community Events

Burkin Svendsens Funerals are as proud of the support we provide to a wide range of community organisations and programs as we are of the care we provide to families.

Help and Advice

Help & Advice

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.

Funeral directors serving families in Far North Queensland from our funeral home in Cairns.

Burkin Svendsens Funerals is an Australian funeral business with a history of providing funeral services to Cairns and Far North Queensland since the late 1890s.

At Burkin Svendsens 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.