About Quinn Funerals, Colac funeral directors

In 1999, Quinn Funerals took over a long-honoured tradition of personalised care and individual service for funerals and memorial services in the Colac community.

George James established this tradition of service in 1883 in the Colac region when he began his career as an undertaker in Manners Sutton Street, now known as Murray Street. His son, Garnet James, moved the business to 61 Corangamite Street in the mid 1940s where it continued to offer the best possible service to families in Colac and surrounding districts.   In 1968 the Wagenknecht Family took over the Funeral home and served the community faithfully until 1999.

Quinn Funerals operated from one of Colac’s most recognised Victorian-period homes, Lislea House, on the corner of Corangamite Street and Connor Street, once the private home of Colac’s well-known Dr Wynne for a period of almost 13 years.

In October of 2011 Quinn Funerals moved to Wesley Place, the former Methodist Church, in Colac on the corner of Grant, Skene and Manifold Streets. At Wesley Place you will find a beautifully renovated chapel for 200 people with an up-to-date audio visual system for the use of all denominations and civil celebrants.

Quinn Funerals 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.

​Quinn Funerals now a 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.


Contact us via email or phone us on 03 5231 2052 for assistance when considering a pre-paid funeral, funeral arrangements or a funeral service for a loved one.

Quinn Funerals Colac - Lislea House c.1910

Lislea House, the original home of Quinn Funerals and its predecessors, c.1910

Quinn Funerals Colac - Wesley Place

Wesley Place, the former Colac Wesley Uniting Church which, following extensive renovations, is now the home of Quinn Funerals.