About F.W. Barnes and Son Funeral Directors, Ballarat undertakers

Ballarat funeral home since 1895

The families of Ballarat and surrounding districts have relied on the services of F.W. Barnes and Son Funeral Directors for more than 120 years. The Ballarat funeral home of F.W. Barnes and Son has its origins in the business Jordan and Tippett Furnishing Undertakers which began trading in 1895. The business was sold to F.W. Barnes in June of 1913 and the company has traded under F.W. Barnes and Son title since the mid-1920s.

Frederick’s son Doug joined the firm and father and son worked together until F.W. died suddenly in 1940. Doug continued on in the business until 1960 when he decided to sell the firm to Les Lillingston. In 1990 Les sold the firm to the Mulqueen Family of Bendigo. In 1996 the firm moved from its Sturt Street location to a new funeral home and chapel built on the corner of Darling Street and Pleasant Street South in Redan. In October 2016 Simon Mulqueen, sold the firm to a private investment company.

Please contact our funeral home if you’d like more information about funeral arrangements and funeral services in Ballarat, prepaid funeral bonds and the cost of funerals in Ballarat and any other information relating to funerals, including death and funeral notices, obituaries and coffins and caskets.

F.W. Barnes and Son is a member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association, an association which has represented professional funeral directors throughout Australia since 1935. The Australian Funeral Directors Association requires its members to abide by a code of ethics, designed to ensure quality premises, facilities, and professional staff, thus ensuring the public a high standard of service.

F.W. Barnes and Son is part of a network of funeral homes, cremation facilities, and cemeteries owned by Propel Funeral Partners, which extends to all states of Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, and New Zealand. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Propel Funeral Partners is one of the largest providers of funeral and related services in Australia and New Zealand.