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Olsens is proud to be a third generation,
family-owned and run business.

For over 70 years Olsens have been helping families across
Sydney, creating meaningful and memorable farewells.

Our heritage and strong family values continue to drive our
commitment to offering exceptional quality, value and
professional care to community members when they need it most.

Our founder, Harry Olsen, began work as a Funeral Director in
Sutherland in 1945. The goodwill he established in the Sutherland
area and the standards he set so long ago have not diminished,
rather they have been extended to our branches at Caringbah,
Bexley North and Revesby.

Today, Olsens is proudly managed by Harry’s grandson, Stephen,
who continues the tradition of service to the community started
all those years ago.

The Olsens team

Our team are committed to providing the best quality farewell services ‘because family matters’. We consider it our privilege to be able to work with community members every day, guiding them through a difficult time and making sure their wishes are expressed in the most beautiful way possible.

Our arrangers

The Olsens team are committed to facilitating exceptional quality, value and professional care to community members when they need it most.









Our celebrants

Olsens Farewell associated celebrants are experienced in guiding family and friends through difficult times, and will ensure all wishes are expressed in the most beautiful way possible.

Brian Taylor

“Lives of people remind us that what makes our lives complete are the footprints that we leave on the sands of time” – Henry Longfellow, poet

Carol Provan

Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We do find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their life and their love.

Ian Toll

Ian has been leading farewells for two decades. His community service and sports affiliations mean he understands the needs of those seeking advice to create a fitting farewell.

Gaynor Cobby

Gaynor Cobby became a Celebrant in 2011. She will sit with you, encourage you, and help to create a unique ceremony that captures your loved one’s life.

Letters from the community

To the management and staff of Olsens Sutherland,

On behalf of my family and I, I would like to thank you all for your support and help during this difficult period for us all. Congratulations on being (we know) the Shire’s most successful team. All the very best for your future, JC Back [...]

Dear Lyndall,

I just wanted to email you to thank you for everything that you did for us in looking after Pete and arranging Pete’s funeral service. Thank you so much. You were absolutely wonderful. As was Julie, John and Monica. You showed us so much kindness and compassion, [...]

Debbie and team,

Many thanks for the loving care and support provided during the funeral planning for our late Mother and Nan. We greatly appreciate the beautiful service that was created by the team at Olsens. Best regards, PF Back