Funerals or memorial services can take place at one of our funeral homes, in a church, or even at your own special location such as a local sports club, a function centre, your home, or a beach. The service is a ceremony which serves to honour and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the funeral service and viewing can be personalised to reflect the individuality of the person who has died. For more information, visit our page on personalisation.
The provision of funeral services is divided into three key areas:
- Professional Services (these are the services the funeral director performs: e.g. arranging the funeral, preparing the deceased, conducting the funeral)
- Funeral Merchandise (this are items that the funeral director provides for the family: e.g. coffins, caskets, memorial books, urns). Learn more about Funeral Merchandise here.
- Funeral Disbursements (these are other people and organisations that we deal with to carry out the funeral: e.g. cemetery, crematorium, civil celebrant, newspaper, florist, doctor)
At Nelson Bros we also focus on providing the finest quality products and services, including coffins, caskets, urns, flowers, and vehicles, with options to suit all families and budgets. We assist with personalised music, video tributes, and printed stationery. As a full service funeral provider, we are able to assist you with every aspect of the funeral to make it meaningful and unique, designed for your exact personal requirements, liaising with all third parties on your behalf.
Types of Services
We understand that families require flexibility in making decisions about funerals and our professional services reflect this. From the simplest service to the most complex, we are able to assist families with professionalism and quality.
We offer the following professional services:
- Burial Funeral Service
- Cremation Funeral Service
- State Funeral Service
- Non-Attended Cremation (no funeral, with or without Private Viewing)
- Repatriation to or from anywhere in Australia or the world (learn more here)
Please see table below for what is included in our services. For more information about a Sate Funeral or Exhumation, please call us to discuss your specific requirements.
For more details about the various elements of the funeral service, please click above on our Considerations menu for the considerations that are important to you.
What Our Professional Services Includes
Important Note: Our Service Fees are inclusive of a range of services which other funeral companies may charge as separate additional fees.
= Included | = Optional | = Not Available
|Burial Funeral||Cremation Funeral||Private Viewing||Non - Attended|
|24 hours/365 day service to bring your family member into our care|
|Personal Arrangement lnterview to provide advice and plan the funeral, plus other appointments as necessary|
|Liaison with cemeteries, crematoria government departments, officiant, venue, musician, florist, newspapers and other parties as appropriate|
|Preparation and lodgernent or all necessary documentation|
|Collection or Medical Certificates from doctor or hospital|
|Clinical care, treatment and presentation or deceased by qualified professionals|
|Viewing (up to 3 hours cumulative)|
|Additional viewing time (per hour)|
|Rolls Royce Hearse|
|Rolls Royce Courtesy Coach (seats up lo 4)|
|Additional vehicles (vintage Buick Hearse, Horsedrawn Hearse, Floral Hearse, and additional Coaches)|
|Funeral information and Tribute Wall with electronic guest book posted on Nelson Bros website|
|Service at Nelson Bros Funeral Home|
|Prayers at Church or Chapel (up to 3 hours cumulative)|
|Service at Church or other non-Nelson Bros location|
|Hearse drive by home or local place of significance|
|Delivery to Crematorium|
|Burial Service at Cemetery|
|Attendance at Cemetery|
|Where Service at Nelson Bros Funeral Home|
|Refreshments (variety of menus available for service at our funeral home|
|DVD Tribute (including 50 photos, USB)|
|All costs paid before funeral|