North Hobart

71 Letitia Street, North Hobart TAS 7000
Call us 24/7 on (03) 6234 4711

About our location

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: By appointment

Chapels We have two chapels available. Our first chapel is suitable for larger funeral services and our second chapel for more intimate farewells. 
Webcasting Available
Parking There is ample on-site parking available including 2 disabled parking spots

Turnbull Funerals

71 Letitia Street
North Hobart TAS 7000

Phone (24/7):
(03) 6234 4711
Monday-Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday-Sunday: by appointment
The building contains two chapels. One seats in excess of 250 people, while our family chapel seats up to 50 people.
On site: there is parking for 120 cars amongst landscaped gardens.
Off the chapel is a lovely, fully-licensed catering/reception area with an accompanying outdoor space. There is also a memorial selection room with an extensive collection to choose from.

Meet Turnbull Funerals North Hobart

Turnbull Funerals has over 80 years of experience in tailoring funeral services to the needs and values of families in Hobart and all Tasmania, having served the local community since 1936.

Turnbull Funerals is one of Hobart’s most respected funeral homes. We provide caring, attentive service to families throughout Hobart and across Tasmania, and can help to arrange a memorable funeral for your loved one. Our funeral directors are compassionate and professional, taking care of every little detail for you.

Reflecting the cultural and religious backgrounds of the families we serve, Turnbull Funerals has experience in arranging many types of funerals – including non-denominational funerals that are a unique reflection of the life that was lived.

Whatever your family’s preferences, we’re here to guide and support you.

Funeral services in Hobart

You can hold the funeral service for your loved one at any location of your choosing. Typically, we help families to arrange funeral services at:

  • One of our two beautiful chapels
  • A local church (Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Hobart, Archdiocese of Hobart in North Hobart, St David's Anglican Cathedral in Hobart, St James' Anglican Church in New Town)
  • Another destination of the family’s choosing, such as a park, club or private residence

The closest cemetery to Turnbull Funerals in North Hobart is Cornelian Bay Cemetery, which is about 3.5km from our location. We also can help families bury loved ones in other cemeteries throughout Tasmania.

Facilities at our North Hobart funeral home

Turnbull Funerals is a stately, dignified funeral home that has all the facilities to arrange and hold a memorable funeral for your loved one.

  • There are two chapels available – the larger one seats 180 on the ground floor, 52 on the mezzanine level, and additional standing room for 30 is also available. The smaller one is a more intimate space for family funerals of up to 30 people.
  • Following the service, you can hold a reception at our fully-licensed function room which can serve up to 60 people with social distancing in place. There is a large outdoor space joined to the room.
  • Funeral webcasting is available at our funeral home where the funeral service is live streamed and recorded for family members and friends to be part of the service if they are unable to attend in person
  • With our complete audio-visual equipment we can offer you the possibility to play music, photos and videos
  • We have a memorial selection room where you can select from an extensive collection of memorials
  • We have two arrangement rooms where you can meet with your funeral director to arrange the funeral

Parking is available for 67 cars including 2 disabled parking spots, amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. We are located 2 minutes’ drive from North Hobart CBD. Parking in the surrounding streets is time-limited.

Our funeral home is accessible for visitors in wheelchairs and with other mobility aids.

Our people

The team at Turnbull Funerals North Hobart 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

Meet Jarrod Howard, location manager at Turnbull Funerals

How long have you been a funeral arranger?

I have been drawn to the funeral industry since I was young, with a quirky anecdote to share. During a family trip to Sovereign Hill, I even obtained a novelty poster offering my funeral services as a child. While most of my non-funeral employment has been in wholesale distribution or federal government roles, my journey in the funeral industry began in 2007.

Initially, I started working in the industry by maintaining and detailing vehicles. However, in 2009, an exciting opportunity arose for me to join the Turnbull Funerals team as a funeral arranger. After a brief hiatus from the industry, I returned in 2018 as a Location Manager. This progression has allowed me to deepen my expertise and take on more responsibilities within the field.

What do you like about being a funeral arranger?

What I truly appreciate about being a funeral arranger is the opportunity to guide and educate families as they navigate the various choices available to them. Collaborating with them, we can create a meaningful funeral service that honors their loved one's life. This aspect of my role is immensely rewarding.

One of the privileges of being a funeral arranger is being entrusted with strangers' stories, gaining insights into their lives. It's an honor to listen to tales of their first love, their travels, their achievements, and even their struggles. These personal narratives remind me that everyone is remarkable in their own unique way.

Making a difference during such a difficult time is of utmost importance to me. I strive to provide support and assistance, aiming to ease the burden and bring comfort to families facing loss. Being able to play a part in making that challenging period a little easier is truly fulfilling.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time, I find great joy in spending quality time with my family and friends. I also enjoy pottering around in my garden, tending to plants and immersing myself in nature's beauty.

One of my ongoing projects is the gradual restoration of my '79 Chrysler Regal. It's a labour of love, and I enjoy dedicating time to bring back its former glory, one step at a time. The process of reviving this classic car is not only a hobby but also a rewarding journey of craftsmanship.

Whenever the opportunity arises, I love visiting Bruny Island for a relaxing weekend getaway. Kevin, our beloved miniature schnauzer, loves walks along Adventure Bay Beach. It's a special place where we can all unwind and recharge our spirits.

What’s the most remarkable funeral you’ve ever arranged?

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of arranging numerous remarkable funerals that have left a lasting impact. One such occasion was a funeral for a beloved school teacher, where her young students actively participated by decorating the coffin with their heartfelt artwork. Witnessing the profound connection and involvement of the children made it an incredibly touching and memorable service.

Another exceptional funeral stands out in my memory—a shearers service held in the paddock adjacent to the shearing shed. During the reflection music, the atmosphere became so spirited that those gathered spontaneously began dancing, creating a beautiful and unexpected tribute to the life of the departed.

I recall another occasion where the hearse was escorted by a fleet of concrete trucks, symbolizing the deceased's lifelong dedication to the construction industry.

What makes Turnbull Funerals special?

What sets Turnbull Funerals apart is our location and our exceptional team.

For over 80 years, Turnbull Funerals has been committed to serving the people of greater Hobart. Our funeral home holds a special place as a Hobart landmark. Originally built in 1917 as the Hobart High School, our premises are truly unique. Through recent renovations, we have transformed the facilities into modern and comfortable spaces, while still preserving the building's historical charm. As you step into our two chapels or our reception room, you will experience a sense of tranquility and peace.

However, what truly makes Turnbull Funerals special is our dedicated team. With care and empathy, we come together to support families during their time of need. We firmly believe that each person's life is unique, and therefore, each funeral should be as well. Our goal is to assist families in arranging personalised funerals that serve as a meaningful celebration of their loved one's life. We work closely with families to ensure that every detail reflects the way their loved one lived, creating a truly fitting tribute.

At Turnbull Funerals, it is our honor to provide compassionate and personalised service, guiding families through the funeral process and helping them find solace and comfort in commemorating their loved ones in a meaningful way.