Multicultural Funerals

Experts In Multi-Cultural Funerals

Over more than 160 years, Nelson Bros has worked with families across a wide range of religions and nationalities.

Throughout our history, we have learnt to adapt to new cultures, new immigrants and new requirements. We are experienced in adapting our services to fit your specific requirements.

In Tune With Our Multi-Cultural Community

As the Australian community has changed and welcomed a variety of cultures and backgrounds, so has Nelson Bros. We have become expert in dealing with different cultures and requirements.

Our chapels are carefully designed to fit your cultural or religious needs. Nelson Bros works closely with religious temples, churches and community groups.

We liaise where appropriate with clergy, civil celebrants, monks and geomancers to meet the exacting requirements of all families. We also acknowledge that many Australians no longer have a religious connection. For every family, we will help design an individual service with you befitting the person who has died.



We have experience in the following:

  • Christian funerals
  • Asian funerals
  • Buddhist funerals
  • Jewish funerals*
  • Orthodox funerals
  • Agnostic funerals
  • Anglican funerals
  • Antiochian Orthodox funerals
  • Atheist funerals
  • Baptist funerals
  • Bulgarian Orthodox funerals
  • Church of Christ funerals
  • Church of Scientology funerals
  • Greek Orthodox funerals
  • Hindu funerals
  • Indian funerals
  • Italian funerals
  • Jehovah's Witness funerals
  • Lutheran funerals
  • Macedonian Orthodox funerals
  • Maltese funerals
  • Muslim funerals
  • Nazarene funerals
  • Presbyterian funerals
  • Roman Catholic funerals
  • Romanian Orthodox funerals
  • Russian Orthodox funerals
  • Salvation Army funerals
  • Serbian Orthodox funerals
  • Seventh Day Adventist funerals
  • Sikh funerals
  • Syrian Orthodox funerals
  • Ukrainian Orthodox funerals
  • Uniting Church funerals
  • Wesleyan funerals

*(in co-operation with Bet-Olam Jewish Funerals)

Please call us for immediate assistance to discuss how we can best provide the funeral you require.

Asian Funerals

Established in the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s, Nelson Bros has conducted Buddhist funerals for over 150 years. In particular since the 1970s, many Asian immigrants moved to the western suburbs of Melbourne where we worked closely with them to understand their funeral and cultural requirements. 

Today we have close links with Buddhist temples, monks and associations across Melbourne. Our funeral home chapels are transformed into a Buddhist chapel for the funeral.

We also acknowledge that there are many different Buddhist traditions, and we customise each service to meet the requirements of each individual Buddhist family.

> More information about Asian Funerals

Jewish Funerals

Nelson Bros works closely with Bet-Olam Jewish Funerals to provide funeral services for Jewish families. 

Bet-Olam Jewish Funerals is the funeral service operated by the Victorian Union for Progressive Judaism. It helps both the Progressive community and those not affiliated with any synagogue.

Bet-Olam Jewish Funeral's website (click on link) contains information about funerals, minyanim and consecrations conducted by Bet-Olam with a direct quick link to Melbourne Chevra Kadisha so that those seeking information on Jewish Funerals in Melbourne have all the relevant information available at the click of a button.

The site contains information about the cemeteries used (with maps and directions), and information about bereavement.



fter over 160 years, we have experience in funerals of families from the following nations and cultures:

  • Afghanistan
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Bosnia and Herzegovinia
  • Botswana
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • East Timor
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Former Yugoslavia
  • FYR of Macedonia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand Maori
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Samoa
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Pacific Islands
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Wales
  • Zimbabwe


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