Green Burial

Green Funerals provide natural choices that give back to our environment.

Caring for our environment is a topic close to the heart of Swanborough Funerals.

Swanborough Funerals continually search and source products and services for Green Funerals. Give us a call if you need any guidance on what option would best suit your needs. We are available 24/7 to support you and provide the very best of service to you.

Alberton Cemetery

Green Coffin Choice

Wicker or willow coffins Swanborough Funerals have found to be the most environmentally friendly and also cost effective choice, whilst still meeting current legislative requirements for green burial and cremation. Willow is a complete natural product with the coffin lining being made of calico.

Eco friendly wicker coffins caskets are a beautiful and natural solution to a difficult problem.

Please click on link to view our full wicker range and here to learn about cardboard coffins.

Swanborough Funerals offer a range of eco friendly cremation urns for green funerals and memorials if cremation is your preferred choice.

Alberton Cemetery

Brisbane and Gold Coast families now have a green and natural burial option available at Alberton Cemetery. Alberton Cemetery is located Northern End of the Gold Coast and operated by Gold Coast City Council Cemeteries. At this location family’s can hold a Natural Burial or Green Burial Graveside service. And if an indoor venue is required, St Peter’s Lutheran Church and Hall are available for hire or alternatively the Chapel at Eco Memorial Park. Please refer to the Alberton Cemetery link for full details of venue hire.

Warril Park Cemetary

Brisbane and Ipswich families now have a green and natural burial option at Warril Park Cemetary. The beautiful area for a green and natural graveside service is situated along their Melaleuca Memorial Walk. Please see the video via the button below for more details about this option.

Lismore Bushland Cemetery

See our video about Lismore Bushland Cemetery via the button below.

Green Funeral Awareness

The Funeral Industry, including Funeral Homes, Cemeteries and Crematorium Facilities in Queensland have a long way to go to provide truly environmentally viable and friendly green funeral options. Our role as funeral directors is to ensure we create a green funeral option awareness through our products and services. We work closely with green and natural burial options available at Alberton Cemetery and Warril Park Cemetery.

This diagram shows the difference between traditional burial and green burial.

Other green memorial options include tree plantings to restore bushland areas.

The ABC have a comprehensive news article on Green Burial from the documentary “A Will For the Woods”

To discuss your green funeral requirements do not hesitate to contact Swanborough Funerals to have a chat on 1800 100 411. 

Costing indication for Green Burials

Essential Care



Personalised Memorial Book$ 75.00
Orders of Service Booklet – Full Colour – 4 Page each
Balloon Release$165.00
Reflection DVD – 35 to 45 PhotosNo Charge
Recording of Service where availableNo Charge
Copies of recording of service on USB – each$8.50
Copies of Reflections DVD on USB – each$8.50

Coffin Selection

Archetype Rimu Natural Waxed Coffin – Plywood Timber
Wayfarer Natural Matt Coffin – Plywood Timber
Woodland – Oiled Solid Pine – Calico Linings
Fernwood – Solid Plywood – Natural Wool Linings
Burial Shroud – Hemp \ Cotton – 100% Organic
Wicker Range of Coffins – Standard Themes

Floral Selection

5 White Roses
Orange Toned Single Ended Casket Spray
Pink and White Toned Single Ended Casket Spray
Mixed Seasonal Double Ended Casket Spray
Red Roses Double Ended Casket Spray
White Roses with Daisies Double Ended Casket Spray
Australian Native Double Ended Casket Spray
White Roses Double Ended Casket Spray
Yellow Roses Double Ended Casket Spray
MUM Lettering. White & Pink Toning’s
DAD Lettering. White & Gold Toning’s
Mixed Basket Roses
Side Bowls Mixed Flowers \ Roses

*Keep in mind that some products pricing and services are subject to change at anytime. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at any time on 1800 100 411.

Give us a call to make an appointment to discuss green burial with our team. We aim to support you and provide the very best of service to you.