Green Burial

Caring for our environment is a topic close to the heart of Swanborough Funerals. Green Funerals provides natural choices that give back to our environment.

Swanborough Funerals are continuing to search and source products and services for Green Funerals. 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.

Alberton Cemetery – Natural Burial Options – 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 Cemetery – 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 below for more details about this option.

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 Photos No Charge
Recording of Service where available No 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.

Read the full details about Lismore Bushland Cemetery or visit the council website.

Services can be held in the venue of your choosing followed by Green Burial at the Cemetery, the outdoor chapel area within the cemetery grounds, any area within the bushland cemetery or at the graveside.

A diagram showing the difference between traditional burial and green burial.


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.

Swanborough Funerals Wicker Coffin

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

Please click on link below to view our full wicker range

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

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

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

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