Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Metropolitan Funerals. In this guide you’ll find complete information on their service costs, customer reviews, branch locations, company ownership, and appearances in the media.
Who Owns Metropolitan Funerals?
Metropolitan Funerals is a funeral brand owned by InvoCare, a publicly listed multinational company which operates 34% of all funeral homes in Australia and 36% of all funeral homes in South East Queensland. In addition to Metropolitan Funerals, InvoCare own many other brands such as White Lady Funerals, Guardian Funerals and Simplicity Funerals.
When selecting a funeral home, one question you need to consider is whether to engage a large corporation (like Metropolitan Funerals) or the services of a smaller, Australian and family-owned funeral home. While large corporations have the benefit of a well-known brand, it often means that you’ll pay a premium, and you may not have as much flexibility to personalise the funeral, so it’s worthwhile to consider all of your options.
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History of the Brand
Metropolitan Funerals was created in 1941 by Richard Brazier in Fortitude Valley. Over the past 76 years, the brand has continued to grow and now has over 9 locations in Queensland.
What Services Do Metropolitan Funerals Offer?
Metropolitan Funerals offer all of the typical funeral services that you would expect from a funeral home and cater for all cultures and religions. On their website they boast having arranged significant funeral services for heads of state and famous entertainers. In terms of how they compare to InvoCare’s premium brand (White Lady Funerals) and their budget brand (Simplicity Funerals), Metropolitan Funerals falls somewhere in between at the upper mid-range.
Advertising and Marketing
As a brand of Australia’s largest funeral corporation, Metropolitan Funerals are able to invest significant amounts on advertising and marketing.
Here’s one of their newer ads which highlights their 75th anniversary last year:
Here’s another of their ads which seeks to highlight their focus on family values:
Metropolitan Funerals Costs
Metropolitan Funerals are a mid-range funeral brand. To help you compare prices, we’ve set out their professional services fees next to the state averages and minimums. As you can see, the prices Metropolitan Funerals charges are between 6% – 15% more expensive than the state averages and 76% – 100% more expensive than the state minimums.
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(Note: These prices are taken from our database and are current as at the time of publication. They are for the professional services fee only and do not include any additional costs such as coffin, flowers, celebrant, notices or cemetery fees.)
For more information, see our article on Understanding Funeral Costs and our Brisbane Funeral Directors Guide for city specific information on funeral costs and how to find a local funeral home in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and surrounding suburbs.
Metropolitan Funerals Locations
Metropolitan Funerals have 9 locations across Queensland. For contact information, indicative prices and customer reviews at any of their locations, click on the appropriate link below.
While perhaps one of the best known funeral brands in Queensland, Metropolitan Funerals is just one of the options available to families when searching for a funeral director, so be sure to do your research. Our comparison website makes it easy to compare prices and customer reviews at over 650 funeral homes across Australia.
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