Our Community

Our Community

Our local communities are important to us and we are actively involved with them. We are participate in and support a range of cultural, sporting, religious, community and other organisations across Melbourne.

Supporting the Community

Nelson Bros actively supports our communities and our families. 

We also have a strong history of helping families from all backgrounds, cultures, religions and nationalities. For years, we have continued to work closely with our communities to understand your specific needs. See also Multicultural Funerals.

Community Involvement


Involvement with our local communities is important to Nelson Bros. For that reason, we actively support sporting clubs, churches, Rotary, local festivals and events.


For many years, Nelson Bros has participated in the Royal Melbourne Show to display our historical horse drawn hearse. Our vintage cars have been displayed at the RACV Club and at other exhibitions and rallies, including Motorclassica and the Great Australian Rally.  Nelson Bros promotes the arts, including support of the Melbourne Theatre Company.


Our engagement with sporting groups includes the Williamstown Football Club, where Nelson family members have played and members of the committee. The giant video scoreboard at Williamstown Oval has been named the “Nelson Family Scoreboard” after our family.


We are also committed to Lawn Bowls Clubs across Melbourne, funding a number of successful tournaments throughout the year.


Our engagement with cultural groups, such as the World Federation of Chinese Organisations is a fabulous way for us to learn and embrace the rainbow of cultures and nationalities across Melbourne.


Annually we participate in the Caulfield Hospital’s ANZAC Commemoration Service, remembering those who served and those servicemen and women who were treated at the hospital. We also partner with Melbourne Legacy to support families of those who have served in the armed forces.


The Nelson family have been members of Rotary for generations, with Theo and Adrian Nelson both recognised as Paul Harris Fellows for their service to the community. Current CEO Adrian is a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, a past President of the Rotary Club of Glen Eira and past board member of Rotary District 9800.



Members of Family Business Australia, we are proud to be remain an Australian owned family business, one of the oldest businesses continuously owned by the same family in all of Australia.


Bereavement Resource Centre

Our Bereavement Resource Centre was established in 1987 to help all those in the community with death and grief, with resources drawn extensively from around the world.

  Resources are drawn extensively from around the world to provide:

  • library and audio-visual services
  • assistance in seeking professional guidance
  • information on local support services
  • workshops and seminars
  • educational presentations

It is open Monday to Friday by appointment.


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