Arranging A Funeral

At Gregson & Weight, we understand that planning a funeral is not something you do every day – but we do – so we’re here to help you through the process. With four branches right across the Sunshine Coast, we’re available to help your family 24 hours a day. It’s important to choose an experienced and reliable funeral director who understands your needs, so call us at any hour and our caring staff will guide you through the many decisions and choices.

For more than 50 years we’ve provided comfort and assistance to almost 45,000 families, so you know you’ll be in good hands

We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

If you require our assistance at this time, please call our office on
(07) 5491 1559


Death can occur in many different places: at home, at work, overseas, unexpectedly, in hospital or a nursing home and it can be hard to know what to do. It’s common not to know who to call first – whether it should be loved ones, an ambulance, police or a funeral director. Call us and our friendly staff will help guide you through the first steps.

Our Role

Traditionally, it was a Funeral Director’s role to assist with the practical aspects of arranging a funeral, such as transferring a loved one into our care and coordinating when and where the funeral would be held. These days, families are increasingly seeking guidance and advice to hold a Celebration of Life, with the style of service, choice of music and other touches which truly reflect the life of their loved one. At Gregson & Weight, our experienced funeral directors are here to support you. We can guide you through the process and help you make decisions – even the ones you didn’t know you had to make. Our role as your caring and trusted adviser is to help you plan the funeral service you want.

Initial Arrangement Meeting

During our initial discussion, we will make arrangements to transfer your loved one into our care. We’ll also make an appointment to meet with us when you are ready to discuss funeral arrangements. These things usually happen within the first 24 hours after a death occurs.

What can I do before the meeting?

Between the time of death and the arrangement meeting, there are some things you can do to prepare:

  • Decide whether there will be a burial or cremation
  • Choose some clothing for your loved one to wear
  • Select photographs to be used for a visual tribute at the service
  • Gather the personal details required to register the death with the Registry of Births, Death & Marriages

After The Arrangement Meeting

After the first meeting, we will follow through on the decisions made by you. Many hours of planning and behind the scenes preparation are done by us to ensure the funeral is carried out just the way you want it to be. There may be a few follow-up phone calls during this time and occasionally a second meeting is required.

On The Day Of The Funeral

On the day of the funeral, your dedicated Funeral Arranger will be there to oversee every detail of the event. Their main goal is to ensure that the proceedings are carried out seamlessly and that the experience is as comforting and stress-free as possible for you and your family.

From coordinating the service to managing the logistics, they will be at your side, offering their expertise and support, so that you can focus on remembering your loved one in peace.

After The Funeral

We will register the death on the day following the burial or cremation. The death certificate will be issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and can take up to 10 working days to arrive by post. We recommend you obtain some certified copies and our staff will be please to do this for you, at no charge.If there has been a cremation, the ashes will be available for collection within 24 48 hours following the funeral.

If you have any concerns following the funeral. Please feel free to contact your Funeral Arranger. We recognise that losing a loved one can be a life changing experience and if you feel we can help in any way, please contact us.

Gregson & Weight Funeral Directors offer funeral services and products on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Whether your need is immediate or you’re just planning ahead, our friendly staff are here to help.

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