About us

Blackwell Funerals has been providing funeral services to South Australia since 1940. We create funerals that honour and celebrate the values you treasure most.


Blackwell Funerals

Blackwell Funerals has over 70 years of experience in tailoring funeral services to the needs and values of families in South Australia. With six funeral homes in Adelaide, our funeral directors can help you arrange a funeral that truly reflects what life meant to your loved one, and what they meant to you.

We also have JP services available at our Glenside, Payneham and Torrensville locations.

Call Blackwell Funerals on  1300 171 300. 


Our heritage

Blackwell Funerals founder Frank William Blackwell started his career as a coffin maker. In 1939, he set up a funeral home and a couple of years later, his son, Daryl, started working with him at the age of 16.

Before his death in 2010, Daryl Blackwell penned the following:

I’ve always thought of this profession as not so much a job, but as a lifelong pursuit. You deal with so much of humanity that you can’t help feeling challenged, fulfilled, devastated, enriched and eternally lucky.

When I’m asked why I do what I do, I share real stories, such as the time a woman whose husband had died came to see me. It was clear she hadn’t accepted her husband had died, so I suggested she come back the next day, which she did. I took that dear lady by the arm and led her to view her late husband. She stood there in complete silence for a minute or more, then broke down.

Then the most beautiful thing happened…she spoke to him, recalling their life together, their joy, and love, saying that she would never stop loving him. Then she left.

A day later I asked her if viewing her husband had helped in any way. She threw her arms around me and said “I’ll never forget you”.

And I never forgot that moment.

That’s when everything you’ve given comes back.


Our people

Blackwell Funerals master funeral director, Jason Maher, was fortunate to have worked with Daryl Blackwell.

“It was Daryl who taught me to ‘go out of your way to serve the family until it hurts’. This is the foundation of what makes Blackwell Funerals different to any other funeral business,” he said.

“We are not focused on one religious group or specific suburb in Adelaide. We are everything to everybody and will guide any family, from any area, with any budget, denomination, or cultural background, through this most difficult time.

“We’ve held services in backyards, the Adelaide Oval, beaches, cathedrals, wineries and likely every church in Adelaide, multiple times.

“We are about serving our community and are always ready when our community needs us.”

Blackwell Funerals is available any time you need us. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 171 300.

Our Community

Over the years, the teams at Blackwell Funerals have partnered with many community groups establishing strong and genuine connections in the local communities they serve.

All Souls Day

All Souls’ Day is a day of commemoration where we faithful on earth help cleanse the souls of dearly departed and guide them to heaven. It is a day of prayer, intercessions, alms, cemetery visits and remembrance with friends, family, and your community.

Blackwell Funeral’s has proudly supported All Souls Day for many years, hosting annual liturgy and blessings events for families.