Premier Funerals Sunshine Coast

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Premier Funerals – Sunshine Coast

Established in 1989, Premier Funerals has long been recognised as one of South East Queensland’s most valued funeral directors.

If you recently lost a loved one you will need a funeral home on the Sunshine Coast that offers the highest level of professional care and assistance at this difficult time. If you are unsure of what to do or who to turn to, we will guide you through arranging a funeral and remove your stress and worries. We will take care of loved ones’ needs as well as your own.

Our professional and friendly staff care deeply for the way your loved one is presented. We will ensure your final viewing is a peaceful experience while showing an outstanding level of care throughout the funeral process.

A sense of peace is needed during this time and our staff will meet and guide you through our funeral services.

To find out more about how we can be of service to you, to pre-plan a funeral or at the time of a loved
one’s death please do not hesitate to call us on:

Call us on Sunshine Coast – (07) 5493 5422 or Email us at

Donovan Forbes


Donovan has extensive experience in the funeral industry, first as a Funeral Director then as the Operations Manager in Perth. Then as the General Manager at North West Funerals in Victoria, and now as the Manager/Funeral Director at Premier Funerals Currimundi QLD. Donovan is passionate about his own family and has also always had a natural affiliation to serving other families by drawing on his own religious/spiritual strengths to be of service in his own church, and to the wider community.

Originally from South Africa, Donovan has lived in SA, QLD, WA and VIC and has enjoyed a lot of travel with his wife, two sons and daughter. An enthusiastic sportsman in his youth, he spent many hours playing soccer, rugby, cricket, and boxing, and now still loves a game of golf, gardening and walking the family furbaby.

Donovan is also a decorated soldier and veteran of the South African Armed Forces who took part in the South African Bush War in 1984-1986 and is part of SAMVOA (South African Veterans Organisation Australasia) and is a member of the RSL. For the last several years he has marched in the Anzac parade in Perth WA and Remembrance day which he is hopeful to continue here in Queensland.

Liezel Forbes

Liezel has worked extensively in the funeral industry alongside her husband Donovan. Starting in Perth as a Branch Clerk, and Funeral Director, they then moved on to Mildura, Victoria where she was a Funeral Director for North West Funerals, and ran the EO James Funerals office. Due to being unable to see their grandchildren in Queensland during the COVID pandemic, they decided to make the move to the Sunshine Coast to be closer to family. As you can tell, Liezel is very family orientated and you will experience her warmth as Funeral Director / Administrator when you enter the Premier Funerals office in Currimundi.

We listen. We care. We perform.

We are dedicated to customer service

Available Crematorium

Buderim Crematorium & Memorial Gardens

  • Chapel seating up to 100 guests
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Several Garden Funeral locations. Including large grassy areas, a pond-side retreat and reflection gardens
  • Multiple menu option served with: Tea, coffee, fruit punch and iced water. (Minimum 35 people)
  • Multiple memorial options available

Buderim Crematorium & Memorial Gardens
Mooloolaba Road
Buderim Queensland 4556
Tel: 07 – 5444 6333

Looking for a Professional Caring farewell for your loved one?