411 Mulgrave Road
Westcourt QLD 4870
Burkin Svendsens Funerals has over 125 years of experience in tailoring funeral services to the needs and values of families in Cairns and Far North Queensland, having served the local community since the late 1890s.
From our funeral home in Westcourt, Burkin Svendsens Funerals supports families across Cairns and beyond into Far North Queensland and the outback. We proudly support families in Mooroobool, Woree, Manunda, Earlville, Bayview Heights, Cairns North and other surrounding suburbs.
We have a proud, long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care and guidance during what can be a very difficult time, and in all that we do, we hold true to our values of family, honour, trust, respect, commitment and loyalty.
Our funeral directors have experience in helping families from all walks of life, including indigenous communities and Torres Strait Islanders. They will take care of all the details and help you bring your family and friends together to truly honour the life that was lived.
Just like people’s lives, funerals come in all shapes and sizes. We will help you arrange a memorable event, whether you wish to hold it at:
Following the ceremony, your loved one can be buried or memorialised at Cairns Crematorium Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens.
Our funeral home is a warm and welcoming space for you to gather your family and pay tribute to your loved one. The facilities include:
With audio-visual equipment which consists of two TV screens and speakers we can offer you the possibility to play both music and videos if you wish. There is parking available for 25 cars in the funeral home car park including 1 designated disability parking spot. There is also plenty of free street parking available in the immediate area. Our funeral home is accessible for visitors with wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
The team at Burkin Svendsens Funerals 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.
What do you enjoy about your job?
What I enjoy about my job is assisting families in a critical and difficult time in their life.
How long have you been a location manager?
I have been a location manager since May 2018 and been working for Burkin Svendsens for 3 years.
What do you enjoy in your spare time?
I am a busy mum of 3. When I am not at work I love gardening and of course spending time with friends and family.
Are there any special community groups you work with or support?
I am also very involved in our community life volunteering at hospitals and for charities such as Cancer Council or delivering meals for Meals on Wheels.
"I come from a strong customer service background and found myself as a grief support volunteer for a local group. This lead me to the funeral industry. It is an honour to be able to assist families in this journey and to be there to listen to their needs and help provide a service that best suits them."
Garry brings more than 5 years' experience within the funeral industry to Burkin Svendsens Funerals, where he presently assists client families by arranging and conducting funeral services for their loved ones.
"I am a Funeral Director for Burkin Svendsens Funerals, assisting families with arranging and conducting services. I’ve always found comfort in helping people, while I am caring for their family at times of particular need. In addition to my work within the funeral industry I am planning to study for a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and thereby enhance my ability to understand, appreciate and connect with people in my community."
"I first joined the funeral industry at a small funeral home in Cairns in April 2006. I joined Burkin Svendsens Funerals in April 2007 as a trainee embalmer with Aaron Burkin becoming my embalming mentor. Since starting in the industry, I have worked from washing and cleaning vehicles to embalming in very remote locations and have loved every minute of it."
"I started my career in the funeral industry with a small family funeral home and decided to further my knowledge and skills in the industry, which lead me to working with Burkin Svendsens Funerals. I am looking into studying Embalming as it is my overall career goal. I enjoy caring for and looking after every family and their needs when it comes to these difficult times."