About Us

At Burstows, we believe that the experience of a loved one's death is a sacred and profoundly meaningful time. Burstows has been serving our community during this time of need for over 110 years.

Our website is filled with information that will help you and your family with the issues and decisions you will face during this time.

You will learn more about our company philosophy and how to plan a funeral for yourself or a loved one. You will also find practical advice on the purpose of the funeral and how to better understand and cope with loss.

The Burstow level of care will make these times for you and your family much easier. In serving you with excellence, we help you grow through the experience of loss.


When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the responsibility of planning their funeral can be overwhelming. Take heart, for you are not alone. We at Burstows are here to help you, every step of the way.

This website will guide you through the process of planning your loved one's funeral. When you are ready, allow us to help you with the final details.

Together, we can create a beautiful tribute to your loved one.

Click here to request a FREE planning guide today

We encourage you to read this section with your family so that each of you may share your thoughts and ideas for the funeral. By inviting everyone, including children, to help plan or take part in the service, you show them that their feelings matter.


In today's society, death remains a feared and almost taboo subject, host to a variety of myths and superstitions.

For those nearing the end of their life, death may bring a fear of the unknown, the prospect of unresolved issues and a recognition of the fact that the relationships they currently hold dear will soon end.

For family and friends, there is the devastating sense of loss that will endure long after the funeral service has taken place.

By reading through the following pages, you will start to unravel some of the myths surrounding death and bereavement.


Burstows facilities in Toowoomba, Dalby, Warwick and Gatton have been designed to create a comfortable environment during a difficult time. The Burstow attention to detail can be seen at any of these facilities and continues in areas often unseen by the public. Your inspection of our entire facility is always welcome.

Our full range of facilities at Toowoomba include an airconditioned indoor chapel, an outdoor chapel, professionally manicured gardens and waterfalls, on-site car park, private viewing rooms, a detached reception room with full catering facilities, a casket selection room, in-house audiovisual department with professional grade technology and full printing and graphic design services.

Support & Preplanning

Your funeral is an important and entirely personal event. For this reason you may prefer to plan the arrangements in advance.

If so, you will join a growing number of people who are choosing to pre-plan their funerals in order to help protect their loved ones from painful decisions at a difficult time.

At Burstows, we encourage you to arrange your funeral in advance.

Pre-planning is your best opportunity to guide your family in relation to your funeral preferences. If you decide to pre-plan your funeral, it is important to consider the arrangements carefully. Because you will not be there to witness the benefits of all the services provided, it may be tempting to organise a basic, limited service.