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Sympathy & Memorial Occasions at Blooms & Petals Florist Hervey Bay. Delivery 6 days - Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm.


Flowers are a visual expression of love, sympathy, and respect. They are a means of lending support and sharing the burden of grief. A beautiful symbol of life, flowers lift spirits, pay respect and offer comfort for family and friends. Deliveries for funeral homes, churches and crematoriums can be organised for specific timed deliveries in Hervey Bay and all other seviceable areas.

Flowers have a spiritual significance. They are symbolic of love and sympathy, they minister to the bereaved by giving testimony of the love and understanding of fellow human beings.

Not sure what to do for a funeral service or cremation?

Blooms & Petals Florist will organise delivery to the funeral service via our courier to the funeral home taking care of the arrangements) or to the families residence. Funeral Casket, Wreaths, Open Modern Spray, Modern Pillow, Wreath of Roses, Classic Wreath, Funeral Sheaths

Send Flowers to home and/or service?

It is advisable not to send a wreath to a home. Flower bouquets, boxes and bowl arrangements are more suited. If you believe the family will receive many sympathy flowers send a boxed or bowl arrangement as they could run out of vases.

A variety of colours are sent these days, not just white, if you think the family need cheering up send bright flowers to help them feel better; sympathy flowers show your fond memories and respect.

We offer a graveside service for interstate customers who find it difficult to travel to visit their loved ones cremation or burial site. We deliver flowers to the actual site and card messages are read aloud at your request as the flowers are placed on the grave. We have been providing this service for many years. Sometimes our customers ask that we take a photo and email it them. Call us for further details.

The experience of grief is unique to each person, everyone greaves in their own way.

There are no rules or timetables as to how long it will take for you to heal and adjust to your loss. The following links and articles below are from Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., C.T. an internationally noted author, educator and grief counsellor. He serves as Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition and is on the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School's Department of Family Medicine.

The Australian History Museum is unique in both its collection and its usage. We hold a vast collection numbering over 3,500 items reflecting Australia's history from pre-colonization to today.The Australian History Museum offers the opportunity to engage with the range of objects and sources within the museum in a hands-on experience of Australia's social history.

Funeral flowers create a backdrop of warmth and beauty.This adds dignity to the funeral and a feeling of community for those who attend the funeral. The funeral flowers also lend signals of reality. The reality that we have come together to grieve. That reality that someone we love is now gone and now is a time to cherish the relationship we had with them in life. Funeral flowers are symbolic of life and death. Funeral flowers have a short life are it is known that they will not last forever. Funeral flowers are sometimes offered a second life, when survivors dry them and press them to be saved and passed down for generations. Dried funeral flowers are often placed inside cremation jewelery instead of ashes. The jewelery becomes symbolic of the life to be remembered.

Did you know? 

  • Hervey Bay and Maryborough one of the funeral directors is J Kirk & Sons, Leslie G Ross  
  • The Australian History Museum is unique in both its collection and its usage. We hold a vast collection numbering over 3,500 items reflecting Australia's history from pre-colonization to today.The Australian History Museum offers the opportunity to engage with the range of objects and sources within the museum in a hands-on experience of Australia's social history 
  • Military Funerals - A Brief History — Australian Light Horse Association. Lawrance Ordinance have assured us that they will continue to supply AIF Uniforms to Association Members. Even though they are currently out of stock with some items (due to the filming of Beneath Hill 60) new supplies have been ordered.

Further information available from Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch office on 07 4197 7477

Anzac Window Display

Anzac Day | 25th April
Is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.  

RIMAU Commemoration | Sunday closest to 7th July
RIMAU Commemoration - Service held on 1st Sunday in July at the KRAIT Memorial in Dayman Park at Urangan. In remembrance for 23 operatives who were killed uring, and after, an aborted raid on Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbour in 1944.

Korean War Veterans' Day | 27th July
In the aftermath of the Second World War (1939-1945), communities were still coming to terms with the devastation which that conflict had caused, and the millions it had killed. Yet only five years after the end of this war, another was to break out, and again Australia would commit its forces. It was the Korean War.  

Vietnam Veterans' Day | 18th August
Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966. On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against over 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation not far from the small village of Long Tan. The Australians prevailed, but only after fighting in torrential rain for four hours.

Peacekeepers Day | 14th September
Australia's contribution to peacekeeping exemplifies Australian openness, fairness, egalitarianism, mateship, initiative, and respect for diversity and social justice for all people.

Remembrance Day | 11th November
Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.  

VP Day | 15th August
VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.

National Police Remembrance Day | 27th September
National Police Remembrance Day marks the day the Queensland Police Service, joins other Australian police jurisdictions to stop and honour fallen officer. The Queensland Police Service has 140 officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Arguably one of the most important days on the policing calendar, National Police Remembrance Day is a time for members of the Service and the community to remember, honour and say 'thank you' to the dedicated men and women who have died whilst on duty. National Police Remembrance Day has been held in Brisbane and in many regional centres throughout Queensland since 1989. It has now become a tradition for uniformed and plain clothes police officers, together with the Queensland Police Pipes & Drums, the Mounted Unit, Dog Squad and staff members to march through the streets of Brisbane to the church where the Remembrance Day Service is held. Police in many regional centres also hold similar services or marches through cities and country towns. Police Remembrance Day is observed on September 29 as it marks the Feast of the Archangel, St Michael, who was always fighting evil.

Never forget your special occasion.  At Blooms & Petals Florist Hervey Bay & Maryborough we will make contact with you prior to your special occasion in time for you to place your order. We hope this service will prove to be a great assistance to you.

If you're looking for specialised flower delivery services, Blooms & Petals deliver in the Hervey Bay area.


Hervey Bay Hospital Urraween Road Pialba
Hervey Bay Surgical Hospital Cnr O'Rouke St & Boat Harbour Drv Hervey Bay
St Stephen's Hospital 182-198 Nissen Stree


We deliver to most hospitals in and around Hervey Bay. We check with the hospital before delivery. 


Hervey Bay Baptist Church Nikenbah-Dundownran Road Nikenbah
Anglican Church Peters Lane Pialba
Australians Christian Churches 18 Neils Street Pialba
Catholic Church Bryant Street Pialba
Churches of Christ 27 Neils Street Hervey Bay
New Life Christian Church    Pialba
Uniting Church Exeter Street Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay Christian Church 96 Torquay Road Scarness
Presbyterian Church 5 Denman Camp Rd Scarness
The Salvation Army 11 Robertson Street Urangan

Nursing Home

Fairhaven Retirement Village Pantlins Lane Hervey Bay
Parklands Retirement Haven Emerald Park Way Urangan
Point Vernon Aged Care Residence 193 The Esplanade Street Point Vernon
Baycrest Retirement Village 99 Doolong Road Pialba
Fraser Shores Retirement Village 100 Nissen Street Pialba
Golden Shores Hervey Bay 7 Bay Drive Pialba
Hazelmere Village Home Park 14 Ibis Blvd Pialba
RSL War Veterans Homes 99 Doolong Road Hervey Bay
Urimbirra Retirement Village 419-429 Boast Harbour Drive Torquay
Torbay Retirement Villages Exeter Street Torquay