Industry News

Tobin Brothers Foundation Awards the Forgotten & Ignored

There are so many people in our community who are repeatedly ignored, unacknowledged or forgotten and the many small organisations striving to help them are fighting an uphill battle to obtain fund...
By Matt Weedon & Brad Klibansky - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Black Saturday Fires 10 Years On

Ten years on and this is the first time we have shared reflections on Tobin Brothers involvement in the Black Saturday fires and their aftermath. The 7th of February is my wife Louise’s birthday.&...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Funerals Are Too Important To Leave To Just Anyone

As Managing Director of Australia’s largest owned family funeral company, Tobin Brothers Funerals, I would like to make the following comments on the widely reported alleged coffin swapping by Hart...
By James Macleod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It’s your funeral, an investigation of death care in the Funeral Industry in Australia Comment

  As Managing Director of Tobin Brothers I’d like to make the following comments on a recently released paper “It’s your funeral, an investigation of death care in the Funeral Industry...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Statement of Wishes (for the celebration of my life)

“Oh Gosh – there’s just so much to think about and organise.” That’s a fairly typical reaction of families who suddenly find themselves having to arrange the funeral of a loved one. Not only are t...
By Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, February 8, 2016

Sunshine ‘Legacy of Life’ Chapel

Built in 1927, the old Sunshine Metropolitan Fire Station is significant to the City of Brimbank as one of the more ornate and well-preserved public buildings in the City. Along with other historic...
By Laura Flowerday - Creative Communications - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Sunday, November 1, 2015

It’s Not Easy Being Green…Or Perhaps It Is

With the environment moving to the front of society’s conscience, many people are now planning their funerals with future generations in mind and looking for more environmentally friendly options. ...
By Wendy Goy and Matt Weedon, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Previous Posts

A Night At The Museum

Just as Ben Stiller described his experience in the 2006 film Night at the Museum as "freakin’ awesome", so too was the official opening of the Tobin Brothers Funerals Museum on Thursday 9th Octobe...

A Day in the Life of a Funeral Planner

The Day in the Life of Series, produced by Tobin Brothers Funerals, are unique documentaries that takes a behind the scenes look at our company, where you’ll meet real people with real stories to t...

Dinner for Dollars: Tobin Brothers Foundation Fundraiser 2014

  An invitation to a ‘dazzling evening with entertainment, dinner, drinks, dancing and a silent auction’ certainly fulfilled its promise at the 2014 Tobin Brothers Foundation Fundraising Dinn...

Pay Now, Die Later

The latest edition of Money Smart, published under the auspices of theAustralian Securities Commission ASIC, points out that depending upon the kind of service required, the cost of a funeral today...

What Do We Do With Dad’s Ashes?

Recent research indicates an increasing preference by those client families taking out a fixed price funeral plan, for cremation over burial. Whilst many of those opting for cremation have cited c...

Commiserate and Celebrate

An increasing number of Australians want joy not sorrow at funerals. That’s a key finding of a survey carried out on behalf of the Australian Funeral Directors’ Association (AFDA) by McCrindle Rese...

Art For The Heart Continues

If you take the “art” out of the “earth” what you’re left with is “eh”… Art for the Heart, a free exhibition being held at the Yarra Gallery, Federation Square in November, aims to put “art” back ...