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Alex Gow Funerals Coffins and Caskets

side view of a coffin from Alex Gow FuneralsChoosing the Coffin or Casket

What is the difference between a Coffin and a Casket? The difference is basically one of design.

Coffins are widest at the shoulders and taper in at the head and the foot so the coffin mirrors the form of the human body. The lid is not hinged and is removed altogether.

Caskets are rectangular in shape with a hinged lid and are usually constructed of better quality timbers and feature higher standards of workmanship.

Choosing a coffin is a very personal decision. The chosen coffin often reflects the personality of our loved one and the unique life they have lived.

Alex Gow Funerals offers a range of Coffins and Caskets to suit most people’s styles and budget, and all are made in Australia by 100% Australian owned companies. The prices for the coffins shown here start at $1898 for a simple, very presentable timber look veneered MDF coffin (Burke) and move up to $6030 for a solid timber hand constructed casket. (Phillip)

Traditional Coffins and Caskets


Contempory Coffins

N.R.L. and Other Sports Range

Personalising a Coffin or Casket

If you wish you may personalise the coffin. Here are ideas others have used.

  • Colour the coffin a favourite colour
  • Apply significant stickers or adornments
  • Choose a special fabric interior
  • Invite friends to sign the coffin at the ceremony

Design Your Own Expression coffin

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Designer Coffin Interiors

All of our coffins come lined with high quality fabric from Hyqual Australia as standard.
The Contemporary Co-ordinate collection below features custom casket and coffin interior sets made from beautiful contemporary fabrics. They come in a range of chenille with textured jacquard, striking faux leather or two-tone sateen. These are a break away from the traditional range of coffin and casket drapery and give families a modern choice when making funeral arrangements.

The designs below are just a sample of available designs. For more options, contact our Brisbane office on (07) 3851 7800. Please note that as this is a modern collection, fabrics may be updated frequently.

Contemporary Co-Ordinate Collection.

These Interior sets are made in Queensland from beautiful contemporary fabrics and come in a range of soft chenille’s with textured jacquards, striking faux leather or 2 tone sateen’s. These are a break away from the traditional range of coffin and casket drapery and give families a modern choice when making funeral arrangements.

Note – Colours shown may vary slightly from actual product. Fabric may change without notice due to trends.

These are just some of the fabrics available and as this is a modern collection, the fabrics are updated every few years.

If you have any questions at all on selecting a coffin or casket please feel free to talk to one of our experience staff. They will help you find or create exactly what you’re looking for.

The Alex Gow Super Puzzle Book

Alex Gow Funerals Puzzle Book ThirtyOur puzzle books are produced quarterly and each book is broken down into 3 separate months, so you can do as many puzzles as you want and the answers & solutions will always be available here for you to check just how clever you are.

Alex Gow all-female funeral team

If you’d prefer an all-female funeral team, Alex Gow can do that too.

We always offer you a choice of all female funeral directors. Allowing your family to feel comfortable if they find it easier to discuss funeral arrangements with a woman. Our professional, caring female team are there to offer a funeral service that is truly fitting.

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.

Consumer Funeral Insurance Advice

Consumer Funeral Insurance Advice for the old ladyWant to know more about funeral insurance?

People who commence pre-funding their funeral costs before the age of 56 can save literally thousands of dollars in funeral insurance premiums. Read more...


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463 Newman Rd
Geebung, QLD, 4034
Tel: (07) 3851 7800


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Browns Plains, QLD, 4118
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Cleveland, QLD, 4163
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Deception Bay, QLD, 4508
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