Community events


George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals supports a range of community programs designed to help the young and old alike, as well as hosting memorial services and informational seminars.

Our funeral directors believe in giving back to our community. We are members of your local social group, sporting club and church, and we are dedicated to being sensitive to the communities we serve. We are as proud of the support we provide to community organisations and programs as we are of the care and guidance we provide to families.

George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals hosts two types of events. The first are moving memorial services held at special times such as Christmas or Mother's Day. The second type are informative seminars for groups. At these events our experienced funeral directors can discuss topics such as "Coping with Grief" and "Demystifying Funeral Myths". We can also present information on Estate Planning. These seminars can be very helpful for people wanting more information on topics that aren't often talked about.

If you would like a George Hartnett Metropolitan funeral director to come and talk to your group about one of these topics, call us on 1300 662 172.

Upcoming events hosted by us will be posted below, with full details of the type, venue and program.

ANZAC Day Memorials

Ions Retirement Village - Thursday 18 April 2019
Tarry Brae Hostel - Tuesday 23 April 2019

George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals Taringa supporting Queensland’s BlueCare staff, residents and their families to commemorate ANZAC Day. 

Beautiful and moving ANZAC Day ceremonies will take place at two of BlueCare’s Brisbane Inner West facilities in memory of the Australian and New Zealand service men and women who have served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

On the day, people in Brisbane’s Inner West are encouraged to join well-wishers, staff and residents and their families as George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals in Taringa and BlueCare Kenmore lay wreaths, hand out rosemary and take time to remember all those who were lost, and all those who have and do serve.

The ceremony will provide a moment for remembrance, gratitude and thankfulness to these Australian heroes says Kate Rodwell, Location Manager at George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals in Taringa “ANZAC Day provides a chance to collectively give thanks for the opportunity to live in this amazing country and for the people who have served it. We hope that the local community will join us to pay respects to these service men and women and continue to honour their legacy. It will be a time for reverence, but also a celebration of our country’s most valiant heroes.”

ANZAC Day was created to remember the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, known as the ANZACs who participated in the Gallipoli campaign, the first Australian engagement World War One. Since then it has gone on to encompass all Australians and New Zealanders who have served their country and become a part of our cultural identities.