Centenary Memorial Gardens is one of the most popular and outstanding funeral venues in Brisbane, Set on 40 acres in the greater western suburb of Sumner. In 2001 Centenary Memorial Gardens (CMG) Crematorium and Cemetery was established, and is still owned today by 3 local families and has become a very popular choice for funeral services, serving families of both Ipswich & Brisbane areas. Those who live locally to the Crematorium sometimes refer to CMG as the Sumner Crematorium, Centenary Crematorium or Wacol Crematorium.
The Federation Chapel is the centre piece of Centenary Memorial Gardens and is one of the most modern in Brisbane. It takes in sweeping views across the landscaped grounds and out to the surrounding hills.The chapel seats up to 120 guests in air-conditioned comfort. If required, glass doors at the side of the chapel can be re-arranged to accommodate standing room for an additional 200 people. The Federation Chapel offers the latest Audio-Visual equipment and offers the provision for guests to play CDs or DVD presentations on our large LED screens.Funeral services in the chapel start every hour between 9.00am and 4.00pm. e.g. 11:00am, 12:00pm 1:00pm etc, and generally run for 20 to 30 minutes duration. If you are requiring a longer service time you can book a second chapel time for a small fee.
Centenary Memorial Gardens have created a very special outdoor Garden Chapel, it is nestled between the Father’s Forest and the Forest of Angels and provides views of the surrounding hills and bushland. Kangaroos and other native wildlife are never far away. A sound system and shade are provided.
When the Garden Chapel is booked, we also reserve the Federation Chapel, in the event of rain or unsuitable weather conditions.
For those who are having a burial in the Centenary Memorial Gardens Cemetery, both chapels are available to use for a pre-burial service.
Following your service, you may like to invite your guests to join you in the Refreshment Lounge which is a short stroll from the Federation Chapel and protected from the elements by an undercover walkway.
The airconditioned Refreshment Lounge can accommodate large or intimate gatherings. The menus are designed to provide variety, freshness and flavour.
Menus can also be customised to meet special cultural and dietary requirements. They can further personalise your catering by baking a favourite family recipe (pricing available upon request).
Many of our families choose the Complete Care option which includes the following:
* between 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon – Fri excluding public holidays.
Alex Gow Funerals understand that every person is unique and therefore you can make your funeral service more personal by adding to or removing some of these included options.
Important Information: The crematoriums postal address is 353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner, but the entry to Centenary Memorial Gardens Crematorium and Cemetery is around the corner in Wolston Road.
More information on Centenary Memorial Gardens can be found on their web site.