J.A. Dunn Funeral Directors
Launceston, TAS

J.A. Dunn Funeral Directors

205 Brisbane Street
Launceston TAS 7250

Phone (24/7):
(03) 6331 2488
Available 24/7 on (03) 6331 2488
The chapel seats 250 with additional standing room for 200.
The funeral home car park can accommodate 30 cars with additional parking on nearby Brisbane Street and also in Bathurst Street Public Car Park.
The funeral home offers a number of arranging and family rooms along with a casket selection area and mortuary facilities. There is an air conditioned chapel and an attached lounge for refreshments with professional or self-catering options.

Meet J.A. Dunn Funeral Directors in Launceston

J.A. Dunn Funeral Directors has served the Northern Tasmanian Community for over 135 years.

Recently we became a member of the InvoCare family of funeral homes, combining our local connections and solid reputation with InvoCare's expertise to deliver outstanding customer service.

J.A. Dunn Funeral Directors are centrally located with neighbours including Cataract Gorge, The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and Narawntapu National Park. Our experienced funeral directors in our Brisbane Street funeral home are available 24/7 and are dedicated to serving the families of Launceston and the surrounding areas.

We can help bring your family together to arrange a funeral service that truly celebrates and honours the life and values of your loved one

Funeral services in Launceston

J.A. Dunn Funeral Directors can help arrange any type of funeral. For example, you may want to hold the funeral service for your loved one at:

  • The spacious chapel at our funeral home
  • A local church: 
    • St John's Anglican Church
    • City Baptist Church
    • Holy Trinity Anglican Church
    • Door of Hope Christian Church
    • Gateway Baptist Church
    • Catholic Church of the Apostles
    • St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
    • Launceston Seventh-day Adventist Church
    • Launceston Full Gospel Church
    • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    • Pilgrim Uniting Church
  • Any other destination, such as a park, club or private residence

Following the ceremony, your loved one can be buried or memorialised at Carr Villa Memorial Park which is a 10-minute drive from our funeral home.

Facilities at our Launceston funeral home

Our funeral home is a warm and welcoming space for families to arrange a funeral.

Our facilities include:

  • A spacious, well-appointed chapel which seats 250 and has standing room for another 200
  • Modern audio visual equipment and an organ are available for the service
  • Two arrangement rooms where you can sit down with a funeral director in a quiet environment to make the necessary funeral arrangements.
  • A refreshment area where you can gather your family for catering after the service
  • A Coffin Selection Room where you can view various caskets and coffins in different materials and finishes, ranging from eco-friendly and timber to metal and customised options suitable for varied budgets.

Our funeral home car park can accommodate up to 30 cars with additional parking available on Brisbane Street and the nearby Bathurst Street Public Car Park. The chapel and the office are both accessible to visitors using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

Our people

The team at J.A. Dunn Funeral Directors are with you every step of the way, keeping you informed and guiding you through the arrangements as much or as little as you need.

Simon Rice JP

Simon is our Location Manager at J. A. Dunn Funeral Directors.  Simon has been with us since April 2018 but has been a funeral director in Launceston since 2004.  Simon was born and raised at Fingal before moving to Launceston for further education.

After completing his education in Launceston, Simon worked in the dental and optical fields before starting his career in the funeral industry at age 24.  As well as being our Location Manager and arranging and conducting funerals, Simon also likes helping families with monumental work such as bronze plaques, headstones and grave refurbishments.

Simon is a Justice of the Peace for Tasmania and a very active member of the Rotary Club of Central Launceston.

Outside of work, Simon is an avid reader and animal lover.


Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips is our Location Supervisor at J. A. Dunn Funeral Directors.  Simon has been a funeral director with us since 1995.  As well as Location Supervisor, Simon arranges and conducts funeral services and is also the person who takes care of your loved ones while in our care.

Simon has seen a lot of changes in the funeral industry over his many years caring for the families of Tasmania.  With his calm and quiet approach, along with his can-do attitude, there is no scenario that is too difficult for Simon.

When not at work, Simon is a keen athlete who enjoys cycling, running and orienteering.  He also likes looking after his fur-babies Hudson, Milly and Louis.

Robyn Thomas

Robyn has been a funeral director with J. A. Dunn Funeral Directors since 2005.  Robyn is also our main administration person.  It is generally Robyn’s friendly face you will see first when you come into our funeral home.  Robyn’s wealth of knowledge is significant as she also worked at Carr Villa Memorial Park for 20 years before becoming a funeral director.  Robyn has keen record keeping and detective skills, a talent she gained while working at the Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions.

Outside of work, Robyn is heavily involved in the Order of The Eastern Star which is a division of the Masonic Fraternity.  Robyn and her husband Don travel extensively for the Order.  She is also the doting Mum of her fur-baby, Midge and Grammi to her grandson Logan.

Oscar Phillips

Oscar commenced working at J. A. Dunn Funeral Directors in 2018.  He completed his education at Launceston Church Grammar School before undertaking employment in a diverse range of roles including hospitality, landscaping and the music industry.  Oscar has travelled widely in Europe and all over Australia as part of his sporting endeavours and still maintains an interest in health and fitness.  Oscar’s calm and empathetic nature, diligence and attention to detail make him a welcome addition to the company.