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...still family-owned.

Welcome to Alex Gow Funerals

Welcome to Alex Gow Funerals, proudly delivering thoughtful, caring funeral services to Brisbane families for four generations.

For more than a century, the Gow family has provided dignified and personal attention to those most in need.

Our name has become synonymous with honesty, integrity and quality funeral care in Greater Brisbane.

Our endeavour is to ensure that every funeral we arrange is a truly caring, thoughtful experience, backed by the Gow family’s ongoing commitment to excellence in funeral service.

We firmly believe that comfort and understanding are essential in times of grief, and our funeral directors never fail to deliver professional, personalised advice throughout the arrangements.

Our funeral directors are here to guide you through the arrangements and make it as easy as possible for you to plan your loved one’s final goodbye.

With industry training and four generations of experience in the Greater Brisbane area behind us, we have the knowledge and skills to carry out all kinds of funeral arrangements – with each one tailored to the family’s needs.

We can make arrangements for burial and cremation services, as well as providing information and resources for planning, pre-planning, insurance, financial arrangements, grief support and crematoriums and cemeteries across Brisbane. 

A life’s Work Recognised


Alistair Gow being congratulated by Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey.

We are pleased to announce that on Australia Day 2016, our Chairman of Directors Alistair Gow was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd.), for his service to the funeral industry and the communities of Ashgrove / The Gap.

Alistair became a director of our company in 1977.

He served on the board of directors of the Queensland Funeral Directors Association (QFDA) for 18 years including 2 years as President.

He was granted Life Membership of that association in 2004.

In 1995 Alistair was instrumental in establishing The Association of Australian-owned Funeral Directors (AAFD) and was President for the first 2 years.

The association membership was drawn from all mainland states and was successful in repelling the presence of two very large American death care providers that were rapidly acquiring large numbers of Australian funeral companies.

Alistair’s award citation includes his service to his community.

He was a member of his local Lions Club for almost 33 years and held a number of positions on the board of directors including President.

At district level he was appointed Zone Chairman, Deputy District Governor and Chairman for The Blind and Hearing Dogs on 2 occasions.

In 1998 his District Governor awarded him the James D. Richardson Honour Award in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to his community.

Alistair is a foundation member of his Probus Club and has served on the committee for 4 years including one as President.

His commitment to the community, developed during his Lions Club years was reflected in 2009 when our family business reached its 100th year of serving the people of South East Queensland.

Alistair’s idea was to celebrate by giving something back to the community that supported his family for so long.

We were delighted in that celebratory year to be able to donate over $90,000 to local charities that were nominated by each of our client families.


For information about funeral pre-planning, insurance or other financial arrangements, call our friendly Brisbane staff on (07) 3073 4817 today.

If a death has occurred please call us on 07 3073 4813.

We are available 7 days a week.



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Have your funeral anywhere you want *

Whilst we have a range of beautiful chapels available, you are more than welcome to have a funeral anywhere you want that is special to you*.

Locations can include:

  • Your home or garden
  • A special picnic spot or park
  • Rainforest
  • Beach or Jetty
  • Farm or forest
  • Scenic lookout
  • Sports or Services club
  • School Hall or sports field

Ask our staff for assistance to help you create a very memorable farewell.
*Approvals may be necessary for public spaces

Online pre-arrangement

online-funeral-arrangement-largePre-arrange your funeral online.

You may like to pre-arrange your funeral online.

Click here to start filling out your online pre-arrangement form.

You will also be able to print out your completed form for your own records.

Funeral planning

Funeral pre-planning bookletA helpful guide to funeral planning

For more information about the Alex Gow Funeral Planning Guide or to order your FREE copy, simply click here.

Alternatively you can chose to read the digital version here.

...still family-owned.


Head Office
56 Breakfast Creek Rd
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Tel: ( 07) 3851 7800


Browns Plains

7-9 Grand Plaza Drive
Browns Plains, QLD, 4118

Tel: ( 07) 3800 7500



4/17 Middle St
(Cnr Waterloo St)
Cleveland, QLD, 4163

Tel: ( 07) 3821 4570


Deception Bay

31-35 Tallowwood Drive
Deception Bay, QLD, 4508

Tel: (07) 3888 3535