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  • Funeral Operations Coordinator position available

    April 4, 2014

    We are currently recruiting for a Funeral Operations Coordinator. The position is based at our Port Melbourne Head Office. For more information about the role and how to apply, please click on this link:  http://www.seek.com.au/job/26310113.

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  • Upcoming Funerals on website

    March 15, 2014

    We are currently undergoing some changes to our website and regret that the Upcoming Funerals is section is temporarily unavailable.

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  • Supporting Mercy Ships

    March 5, 2014

    Nelson Bros is delighted to support Mercy Ships Australia at the fundraising appeal by St Silas Anglican Church in Albert Park.

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  • Mobile phones at funerals

    October 4, 2013

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  • New Head Office & Operations Centre opens

    May 31, 2013

    We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Head Office & Operations Centre building in Port Melbourne. Situated by the Yarra River at 214 Lorimer Street, this new facility will house all our administration and operations to support our funeral homes and the families we serve. 

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  • Hoppers Crossing Funeral Home celebrates 15 years

    May 7, 2013

    Nelson Bros Funeral Services has been serving families in the Werribee region for over 80 years, a time when Werribee was virtually a country town. As many families from the inner Western suburbs began to move to outer suburbs, we established our new funeral home opposite Werribee Plaza shopping centre in Heaths Road, Hoppers Crossing.

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  • Nelson Family Scoreboard

    May 3, 2013

    The Williamstown Football Club (or "Williamstown Seagulls") plays in the Victorian Football League. The club was formed in 1864 and is one of the oldest in Australia. It plays home matches at Burbank Oval in Williamstown.

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  • Donating your body to science

    February 11, 2013

    Some families ask whether it is possible to donate one's body to science. In Victoria, this is coordinated through the University of Melbourne's Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience.

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  • Vale Rob. C. Allison (AO)

    November 30, 2012

    Rob. C. Allison, former Managing Director of John Allison Monkhouse, died peacefully on November 27 at the age of 93.

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  • The Olympics tradition of "funeral games"

    August 8, 2012

    Did you know that the Olympics had their origins as "Funeral Games"?

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  • Qing Ming Ancestor Day

    April 4, 2012

    Qing Ming (or Ching Ming Festival), also known as Chinese Ancestor Day is a traditional Chinese Festival usually held in early April. It is a public holiday in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. 

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  • New signage at Altona Catholic Churches

    December 7, 2011

    In time for the holiday season, Nelson Bros is delighted to support two local Catholic churches with their new signage. We work very closely with St Leo the Great in Altona and Mary, Help of Christians Parish in Altona. Their parishioner families have supported Nelson Bros for many decades.

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  • St Mary's Williamstown Restoration

    November 4, 2011

    Supporting our local community is important to Nelson Bros. As the oldest family owned funeral company in Victoria dating back to 1858, we think it's important that to celebrate tradition and retain our heritage. 

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  • New Rolls Royce Phantom for our client families

    May 18, 2011

    In keeping with our constant aim for professionalism and quality for our client families, we are delighted to announce the newest addition to our funeral fleet - a black Rolls Royce Phantom saloon.

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  • Melbourne ANZAC Day Parade

    April 25, 2011

    Once again this year, Nelson Bros was honoured to be invited to assist veterans at Melbourne's ANZAC Day Parade. In conjunction with the Rolls Royce Owners Club, we provided four Nelson Bros Rolls Royce sedans to drive those veterans unable to walk along the parade route down Swanston Street to the Shrine of Remembrance.

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  • Caulfield Hospital ANZAC Service

    April 21, 2011

    Each year Caulfield Hospital holds an ANZAC Service as a mark of recognition of its military history.  Caulfield Hospital  has a long tradition of community service dating back to 1916 when the hospital was first established as an Army Hospital, providing vital healthcare services to returned servicemen and women from the First World War. Through the years, CGMC has continued to maintain this strong link with the veteran community.

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  • What people are saying about Funerals & Food

    April 8, 2011

    Our event during the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, " Funerals & Food - Inspired by Tradition" has received a lot of discussion and commentary. Thank you to Elizabeth Chong, Alan Samuel, George Haralambopoulos and of course our favourite jellymongers Sam Bompas & Harry Parr for joining us at our Williamstown funeral home.

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  • When words escape you - puzzle solution

    April 5, 2011

    Today' s Puzzle was published in the Leader Newspaper: When words escape you, we' re here to help. Even the smallest detail is important!

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  • Industrial Action - Altona Memorial Park

    March 18, 2011

    The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust has reached agreement with its staff at Altona Memorial Park, Williamstown Cemetery, and Fawkner Memorial Park to end the industrial action.

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  • Funerals & Food - Inspired By Tradition

    March 11, 2011

    In Australia for Melbourne' s Food & Wine Festival, UK food artisans Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, better known as Jellymongers Bompas & Parr, will highlight a unique event to experience and explore the grand traditions and funerals and food.

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  • Happy Chinese New Year

    February 3, 2011

    To all our families celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year, we wish you joy, harmony and good fortune.

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  • Bariatric Deceased Care

    January 4, 2011

    The British Institute of Embalmers (Australasian Division) invited Adrian Nelson to present an educational seminar on the issues surrounding the increased incidence of bariatric (or obese) deceased. This follows a recent article in the Herald Sun on the issue. Adrian Nelson has also presented to hospitals, allied health professionals and the Australian Nursing Federation on the topic.

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  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    December 25, 2010

    On behalf of the Nelson family and Nelson Bros Funeral Services, I wish all our families and community a very safe, healthy and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

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  • When words escape you - puzzle solution

    November 23, 2010

    Today' s Puzzle was published on the Mindgames page in The Age: When words escape you, we' re here to help. Even the smallest detail is important!

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  • Finding the right words - puzzle solution

    November 16, 2010

    Sometimes it’ s just about finding the right words.

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  • When words escape you - Puzzle solution

    November 9, 2010

    When words escape you, we’ re here to help. Australia’ s oldest family-owned funeral service.

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  • Finding the right words - Puzzle Solution

    November 2, 2010

    Sometimes it’ s just about finding the right words.

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  • You see problems, we provide solutions - The Age

    October 26, 2010

    Today' s Crossword Puzzle was published on the Mindgames page in The Age: You see problems, we provide solutions.

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  • Care of the Bariatric & Obese

    October 22, 2010

    Today' s article  in the Herald Sun identifies the increasing issue of caring for the bariatric and obese deceased.

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  • Classic Motoring Exhibition - Motorclassica

    October 22, 2010

    Nelson Bros is delighted to be involved at this year' s Motorclassica event at the Royal Exhibition Building, where we are exhibiting our 1926 Buick hearse from October 22-24. Click here for link.

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  • Puzzled about Pre-Paid Funerals? Solution

    October 19, 2010

    Today' s Crossword Puzzle was published on the Mindgames page in The Age: Puzzled about Pre-Paid Funerals?

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  • When words escape you - Puzzle solution

    October 12, 2010

    Today' s Puzzle was published on the Mindgames page in The Age: When words escape you, we' re here to help.

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  • Finding the right words - Puzzle Solution

    October 6, 2010

    Sometimes it’ s just about finding the right words.

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  • When words escape you - Puzzle Solution

    September 28, 2010

    Today' s Puzzle was published on the Mindgames page in The Age: When words escape you, we' re here to help.

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  • You see problems, we provide solutions - The Age

    September 21, 2010

    Solutions to today' s Nelson Bros puzzle on the Mindgames Page in The Age:

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  • Historic ashes

    September 18, 2010

    Article in Saturday' s Herald Sun by Holly Ife discussed a challenge for funeral directors in Victoria.

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  • Music at Catholic Funerals

    September 10, 2010

    A  Herald Sun article has focused attention on the use of music at Catholic Funeral  Services. (Read article here)

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  • Supporting Returned Veterans on ANZAC Day

    April 25, 2010

    In honour of our returned servicemen and women, Nelson Bros is assisting this year' s ANZAC Day Parade in the City of Melbourne. The Commemoration Parade was first held in Melbourne in 1915 when a few hundred returned servicemen marched from Prices Bridge to St Patrick’ s Cathedral for a service.

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  • Caulfield Hospital ANZAC Commemoration

    April 22, 2010

    Nelson Bros is  the  proud supporter of Caulfield Hospital' s annual ANZAC Commemoration Service. 

    Caulfield Hospital  has a long tradition of community service dating back to 1916 when the hospital was first established as an Army Hospital, providing vital healthcare services to returned servicemen and women from the First World War. Nearly 18,000 servicemen and women were treated at the hospital during WWI.

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  • Grand Prix hearse

    March 25, 2010

    Once again,  Nelson Bros has been invited to display its vintage 1926 Buick Hearse at this year' s Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.

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  • Oakleigh General Cemetery 150th anniversary

    March 21, 2010

    This year' s Oakleigh Festival featured a cavalcade of historic funeral vehicles, including Nelson Bros 1926 Buick hearse.

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  • Weerama Festival

    March 14, 2010

      Supporting the City of Wyndham and its annual Weerama Festival, Nelson Bros hosted the Afternoon Melodies Concert at the Wyndham Cultural Centre. Performing were singer Timothy McCallum and ballerina Danielle Scott.

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  • Living Memorial Tree Program

    January 21, 2010

    Since 1976, funeral directors have taken great pride in offering bereaved families the Living Memorial® program with Batesville Casket Company.

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  • Funeral webcasting

    November 20, 2009

    Nelson Bros customises each funeral to meet the family' s exacting requirements. We are at the forefront of quality service in everything we do. We balance innovation with our strong history of tradition. Our successful Online Memorials are an example of this.

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  • Congratulations to St John's on your 150th

    October 21, 2009

    Nelson Bros is delighted to congratulate and support the 150th anniversary of St John' s Anglican Church in Toorak this November. After celebrating own 150th anniversary last year, we are pleased to recognise and celebrate other organisations and institutions in the same way.

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  • Nelson Bros is a Bulldogs Friendly Business

    August 26, 2009

    Nelson Bros Funeral Services has joined forces with the major community organisation in the western suburbs, the Western Bulldogs, as part of its Bulldogs Friendly Businesses program.

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  • Australia's oldest family businesses

    August 14, 2009

    Nelson Bros Funeral Services has been recognised by Family Business Australia as Australia' s oldest family-owned funeral company and one of the 12 oldest family businesses in the nation.

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  • New DVD screens in chapels

    July 1, 2009

    Nelson Bros now have state-of-the-art screens in our Williamstown, Elsternwick, Hoppers Crossing and Sunshine chapels to display a DVD Tribute to celebrate the life of the deceased.

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  • Funeral employment opportunity

    June 5, 2009

    *** Thank you to all applicants, the position has now been filled ***

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  • Weerama Festival in the City of Wyndham

    March 29, 2009

    This year' s annual Weerama Festival through the streets of Werribee once again featured our historic 19th century horse drawn hearse. Pulled by two black horses adorning feathered plumes, the hearse majestically completed the street parade.

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  • Vintage hearse at Australian Grand Prix

    March 25, 2009

    Nelson Bros has been invited to display its vintage 1926 Buick Hearse at this year' s Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.

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  • 60th anniversary of Williamstown Rotary Club

    February 28, 2009

    Nelson Bros congratulates the Rotary Club of Williamstown on its 60th anniversary. Managing Director Theo Nelson is a Past President and Paul Harris Fellow of the Club.

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  • Bush Fire Victim Assistance

    February 12, 2009

    The Nelson family is incredibly saddened by the tragic bush fires in Victoria over the past week. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by these fires.
     
    In conjunction with the Federal and State Government authorities, cemeteries and crematoria, our florist Flowers Vasette, the Herald Sun, and other suppliers, Nelson Bros are able to provide funerals for bush fire victims at no cost to the family.
     
    We have also offered assistance to local funeral directors who will be inundated with the high number of funerals over coming weeks and months. We believe that this is the best way we can assist those directly affected.

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  • Our new website is launched!

    February 10, 2009

    Nelson Bros is delighted to launch its new website for 2009.

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  • Elsternwick Park Gala Day

    February 1, 2009

    With bowlers from across Melbourne, the Elsternwick Park Sports Club celebrated its annual Gala Day. The greens were full of enthusiastic bowlers who had survived the extreme heat conditions of the previous week.

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  • Happy Australia Day

    January 26, 2009

    The  Nelson family wish all Australians a very happy Australia Day this Monday 26th January.

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  • Chinese New Year

    January 26, 2009

    This year, the Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) is celebrated on January 26, Australia Day. It will be the Year of the Ox.

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  • RACV Great Australia Rally

    January 18, 2009

    Nelson Bros 1926 Buick hearse was a major talking point at this year' s RACV Great Australia Rally.

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  • Nelson Bros on time

    December 15, 2008

    During the refurbishment of our Elsternwick funeral home, the most common question from people in the area has been about our landmark clock.

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  • Rotary Club of Glen Eira visit

    December 2, 2008

    Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Glen Eira visited our Elsternwick funeral home as part of their club' s vocational service.

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  • Elsternwick funeral home refurbished

    December 1, 2008

    We are proud to announce the completion of the stunning refurbishments of our Elsternwick funeral home on the corner of Kooyong and Glenhuntly Roads.

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  • Signature of M

    November 19, 2008

    Nelson Bros is proud to be involved with Melbourne' s newest prestigious art competition, Signature of M during our 150th anniversary year.

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  • Paths of history intersect for 150th

    December 31, 2007

    Melbourne’ s Age newspaper features Nelson Bros Funeral Services in an article about organisations celebrating their 150th anniversary in 2008.

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  • Funerals in Ballarat

    July 1, 2004

    Nelson Bros was founded in 1858 in Linton, outside Ballarat. The Nelson family has a long connection with the Ballarat area.

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