Funeral Directors Melbourne

Funeral Directors Melbourne

Forming a list of the top 10 funeral directors in Melbourne is a tricky task. There are so many funeral providers that service as the greater the Melbourne area that it is difficult to establish which should be included in our top 10. In forming our list we sought companies that appeared to possess desirable qualities. These qualities included professionalism, discretion, ongoing training, community contribution, as well as a good public reputation. We scoured their websites, read online reviews, received feedback from families and of course spoke with many of the funeral directors themselves about why they should be included in our list. It has taken many months to compile, but the list is finally ready. If you are looking for a local funeral home, take a read through our list of Top 10 Funeral Directors in Melbourne.

Find below our top 10 Funeral Directors in Melbourne.

1. Tribute Funerals

Coming in at first place is Tribute Funerals in Melbourne. Martin and the team have a fantastic reputation with the local community. Their compassionate, professional and affordable funeral services make them Melbourne’s number one independently owned funeral provider. Located in the western suburbs, Tribute Funerals have a deep understanding of their local community. They’ve been helping local families for many years, and they understand the stress and emotion that can be caused by the passing of a loved one. They know that during this time, it is crucial that your family receives the highest calibre of care and attention. No request is too much, too obscure, or too insignificant when you are dealing with Tribute Funerals. Tribute understands that the days are gone where everyone would have a church service. Tribute have created custom packages to suit the needs of different families. For example, those seeking an environmentally friendly service can opt for one of their eco-funerals. Some of the packages include a small service while others are simply a direct cremation. They understand that some families seek a traditional private or public funeral, while others request a simple no fuss cremation. Whatever your needs, it is worth getting in touch with Martin and the team at Tributes Funerals.

Profile of Tribute Funerals | Tribute Funerals Website

2. White Lady Funerals

White Lady Funerals QueenslandWhite Lady Funerals is synonymous with quality and elegance. While they have chapels right throughout Australia, they have a particularly large presence in Melbourne. Staff are friendly and empathising. They make you feel welcome and they listen closely to you and your family. Being a part of InvoCare, White Lady Funerals have access to excellent grief support resources. This is especially important if there are children or younger family members involved in the passing. The team at each White Lady location in Melbourne are trained to the highest standards. The standards are those that have kept White Lady at the forefront of the funeral care industry in Australia. While they may be large and a part of the multinational InvoCare network – the service they provide their client families is what you would expect from a boutique funeral home. Traditional, dignified funerals with a woman’s understanding.

Burial and Cremation services are offered by White Lady Funerals. The packages they offer in Melbourne may differ slightly to those offered in different states. White Lady Funerals is not exclusively for women. In recent times, White Lady Funerals have reviewed their funeral prices, offering quality funeral care at a competitive price.

Profile of White Lady Funerals | White Lady Funerals Website


3. Le Pine Funerals

Le Pine Funerals - Greater Melbourne AreaPositioning themselves in at 3rd place is Le Pine Funerals. Quite possibly one of Melbourne’s best known funeral brands. With more than 20 funeral homes scattered around Melbourne, their exposure is second to none. Le Pine has been a household name for generations. Ask a local and chances are they’ve either attended or held a funeral directed by Le Pine Funerals. With on-site mortuary and chapel facilities you can rest assured knowing that your loved one is safely in the best hands. Their highly trained funeral directors encourage family and friends to participate as much as possible in the arrangement of the funeral. They understand that saying farewell is the most important part of the grieving process, so the farewell must be involving and well planned. Their website is very comprehensive, with information on writing a eulogy, how to say goodbye, as well as detailed information into the packages they offer. In helping families for more than 120 years they are definitely on of the most experienced funeral directors in Melbourne. Be sure to contact Le Pine Funerals if you require funeral services.

The Le Pine Network is large with consistent packages and services across each of their locations. Being a member of InvoCare means you receive the support of a national funeral care provider. Le Pine Funerals offer cremation, burial and pre-paid funeral services right throughout Victoria. For a full list of their locations and contact details, please visit their website.

Profile of Le Pine Funerals | Le Pine Funerals Website


4. Simplicity Funerals

Simplicity Funerals Melbourne & SurroundsStrength is in numbers, and that is why Simplicity Funerals has been a pioneering brand in Australian funeral care. They’re simple, dignified and affordable. At a time when traditional funerals would set families back upwards of $9,000, Simplicity became the alternative. The same service you would expect from a premium funeral home, at a fraction of the cost. Simplicity isn’t just their name, it’s factored into every part of their business. By making their funeral process streamlined, they allow families to spend more time focusing on celebrating the life of their loved one, and less time being consumed by the funeral arrangement process. It is important to note that Simplicity is not a budget brand. Their service and the packages they offer are not riddled with cost-cutting measures. Their funeral homes are highly efficient and they can harness the power of the InvoCare network to provide families with a funeral alternative that doesn’t break the bank.

Offering funeral services to families in Melbourne of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, Simplicity Funerals has a reputation of affordable quality care. Funeral services can be held at their own chapel locations, or a location that suits the family. For more information contact Simplicity Funerals or visit one of their funeral homes for a friendly chat with a professional funeral director.

Profile of Simplicity Funerals | Simplicity Funerals Website


5. Tobin Brothers Funerals

Tobin Brothers MelbourneIt’s number 5, and it’s Tobin Brothers Funerals. Long standing and well established, Tobins (as they are affectionately known) was founded in 1934. With strong family ties, the dedication of the four brothers along with complete commitment from their successive generations, Tobin Brothers Funerals became a strength to be reckoned with in the Melbourne funeral industry. While other companies have come and gone, Tobins have stood the test of time, with a commitment to serving their local community with utmost integrity and determination. They have earned their reputation as one of the best funeral directors in Melbourne. It is this reputation that has given Tobin Brothers position five in our list of the Top 10 Funeral Directors in Melbourne.

With such a rich and enviable history, Tobin Brothers is a popular choice for those seeking pre-paid funerals. Every year thousands of families choose Tobins Funerals to help them in their time of need. Take browse through their website to learn more about their proud heritage.

Profile of Tobin Brothers | Tobin Brothers Website


6. Templeton Family Funerals

Templeton Funerals MelbourneYou’ve seen her on the television, you’ve read about her in the newspaper. It’s none other than the beautiful Ellese Templeton. The model turn glamorous funeral director. Ask Ellese, there’s nothing wrong with wearing bright pink stilettos to a funeral – she does it all the time. This family business is operated with the help of Ellese’s mum Yolanda and sister Sheree. Ellese saw the need for difference. In an industry surrounded by morbidity and sadness, she felt that there was something she could give. Templeton funerals are bright, filled with energy and passion for a life lived. But don’t think that there is any lack of respect. Ellese and her family have been praised with being one of the most caring and compassionate funeral directors in Melbourne. This title comes from the abundance of reviews and testimonials thanking the ladies for the part they have played in the lives of so many families. Templeton Family Funerals claim to offer Traditional, Classic and Modern Funerals. It is perhaps the ‘Modern’ funerals that they are best known for. Extravagance crossed with class is the type of funeral you can expect from Templeton Funerals. Have a chat with Ellese and Yolanda about your funeral needs today!

Templeton Family Funerals is 100% Australian owned. They offer a suite of cremation and burial packages for families to choose from. For those seeking a very unique style of funeral, it is definitely worth taking the time to speak with Templeton Funerals.

Profile of Templeton Funerals | Templeton Funerals Website

7. Monkhouse Funerals Melbourne

Monkhouse Funerals MelbourneThey are old and established. They are well known and highly respected. They are number 7 on our list of the Top 10 Funeral Directors in Melbourne. They are Monkhouse Funerals. This is probably one of the most interesting funeral businesses in Melbourne. The sheer size of Allison Monkhouse is spectacular. With more than 8 locations in Victoria, Allison Monkhouse is officially the largest family owned funeral home in the state. While they offer a host of traditional funeral services, they also have specialties such as ethnic and cultural services (such as Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Chinese, French and Indian Funerals). They understand that different cultures have special requirements that are unlikely to be met by most funeral homes. If your loved one needs to be returned home, Monkhouse Funerals have a dedicated repatriation division, to safely transfer your loved internationally or simply interstate.

Monkhouse Funerals is a premium choice for those seeking a traditional funeral with a brand that is well established. They know their local community and sponsor many community initiatives in the greater Melbourne area. 

Profile of Monkhouse Funerals | Monkhouse Funerals Website

8. Bethel Funerals

Bethel Funerals - MelbourneSince 1997, Bethel Funerals have been helping families in Melbourne celebrate the life of their loved ones. This not-for-profit organisation has locations in Mitcham and Carrum Downs. Their funeral directors will walk you through every step of the funeral process. Something that sets this funeral home apart from other funeral directors in the greater Melbourne area is the inclusion of the christian faith in their business. Their christian influence is ideal for those seeking guidance from a religious organisation. All profits are distributed to Christian Mission Organisations around the globe. This means that when you choose Bethel Funerals, you contributing to the enhancement of lives right around the world. Recently, Bethel Funerals have started offering services in Queensland as well. After noticing the popularity of their organisation in Victoria, they felt expansion would help their great cause.

Bethel Funerals offer a Pastoral Care team to help families that are experiencing grief. They will listen, support and assist you and your family. They also have a number of grief resources on their website, which are available for you to download at any time.

Profile of Bethel Funerals | Bethel Funerals Website


9. Melbourne Funeral Directors

Melbourne Funeral DirectorsMelbourne Funeral Directors (MFD) is a recent entrant to the funeral care industry in Melbourne. By offering professional and simple funeral packages, families can focus on what is truly important. Their team of loyal funeral directors take the time to listen to your families expectations and consider any requests made by your loved one. Direct cremations, fuss free cremations and burial services are available. They also offer traditional funerals for those seeking a memorial service to remember. If you’re looking to plan ahead, pre-paid funerals are very popular and can be arranged to suit any budget. Payment plans are also available for those looking to prepare for the future without having to outlay the cost of the funeral upfront.

MFD can tailor a funeral service to meet your needs. Their highly trained, professional staff can ensure your family are provided with the highest level of care available. For more information on their funeral services, visit their website or contact MFD directly.

Profile of Melbourne Funeral Directors | Melbourne Funeral Directors Website


10. Nelson Brothers Funerals

Nelson Brothers FuneralsNelson Brothers Funerals is Melbourne’s oldest family owed funeral home. Founded in 1858 they have been offering funeral services in Australia for more than 150 years. Something that really sets this funeral home apart is their very unique Rolls Royce hearse fleet and their 1926 Buick hearse. Funerals of distinction like no other, they claim to have the finest funeral transportation in Victoria. They have five modern funeral parlours throughout Melbourne, each with chapels, private rooms, refreshment facilities and complimentary parking. The business has been through the hands of five generations of the Nelson family, making this a truly unique and remarkable Victorian funeral company.

Nelson Brothers are a full range funeral provider. They offer sound independent advice, burial and cremation services, mortuary care, transport, floral tributes, refreshments and repatriation services. Explore their website to learn more about what Nelson Brothers Funerals can offer your family.

Profile of Nelson Brothers | Nelson Brothers Website


So there you have it, our list of the best funeral directors in Melbourne. While it isn’t exhaustive, it should provide you with a good summary of each of the funeral homes we feel service our local families the best. Take a look through our full list of funeral companies in Melbourne by following the link below.


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