About Us


David Lloyd Funerals is a funeral business offering services to Novocastrian families in the Newcastle and Central Coast regions in NSW since 1885. Our funeral directors are well-established and connected in the local communities they serve, and proud to uphold the values we believe in: Family, Honour, Trust, Respect, Commitment and Loyalty.

At David Lloyd Funerals we understand your values, and care about them too. For our values define us all. Our lives. Our loves. Our choices. They make us who we are. And they live on in the hearts and minds of those we love long after the person is gone.

Call David Lloyd Funerals on 1300 161 300.

Our history

In 1885, David Lloyd, a cabinet maker, insurance agent and Mayor of Merewether, started David Lloyd Funerals and was soon joined by his son, David Lewis Lloyd, who became the second generation of Lloyd funeral directors.

David Lewis Lloyd moved David Lloyd Funerals to Adamstown after WWI as well as opening a second funeral home and chapel at Mayfield.

David became Mayor of Adamstown and an Alderman of the Greater Newcastle Council.

Through his service to the area and family connections through his wife, Vera Lloyd (nee Kilgour), David Lloyd Funerals provided funeral services to many of the Newcastle's dignitaries including Mayors, Aldermen and others.


The Next Generation of David Lloyd Funerals

Douglas Kilgour Lloyd, the son of David Lewis Lloyd and grandson to the original David Lloyd, also joined the family business. Douglas saw active service during WWII in the RAAF. Following the war, Douglas took over the running of David Lloyd Funerals after his father and brother passed away.

Under Douglas's direction, David Lloyd Funerals expanded throughout the Newcastle area and began providing funeral services to new communities groups, including the region's Jewish, Greek, Serbian and Italian communities.

In 1999 David Lloyd Funerals joined Australia's largest network of funeral homes – Guardian Funerals – ensuring that the good name of David Lloyd Funerals and its reputation for professional care will be available for the people of Newcastle, the Central Coast and surrounding areas for many years to come.

Proudly part of InvoCare. InvoCare is Australia’s leading provider of funeral, cemetery, crematoria and related services.