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Kingston Funeral was established in 1996 by Bob Newbould (yes that’s Bob in the image tooling away building our Chapel back in 1996) with the sole purpose of assisting and supporting families to celebrate and remember a beautiful life.

Over the years families throughout Melbourne have appreciated the unique level of care offered by Kingston Funerals and so we continue to offer personalised funerals at fair and competitive prices.

The Importance
of Funerals

Funerals are important for a number of reasons but most of all it is important to record and remember the personalities of our great city and honour all that they
have achieved.

It’s also incredibly important for family and friends to gather and support one another whilst they grieve the loss of their loved one and a funeral or memorial service is the perfect place to do that.

Our Venue

Our Chapel is located at 146 Argus Street, Cheltenham. Our Chapel sits 60 comfortably and has a reflective garden with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. Our Chapel also provides the perfect place to gather and view your loved one prior to the service or the day/night before the funeral.

We also have two arrangement rooms which are equipped for your comfort whilst you meet with our staff to arrange the funeral of your loved one. We also meet with families in the comfort of their own home.

We also work with alternative venues, Cemeteries and Crematoria to ensure that you select the right venue for your family. Many families now choose to hold memorial services in locations throughout Melbourne.

Our Vehicles

We have a fleet of vehicles to cater for all family needs including a number of mourning coaches. We have recently added a new hearse to our fleet which is state of the art. We are committed to updating our fleet on a regular basis to ensure that our clients travel in comfort and style.

  • Bob
  • Mary
  • Terry
  • Lea
  • Paul
  • Leonie
  • Brendan
  • Greg
  • Debbie
  • Brayden
  • Neil
  • Dave

Managing Director/In-House Celebrant

Having commenced Kingston Funerals in 1996 Bob continues in his role as Managing Director and continues to work with families in his role as in-house Celebrant. In his downtime Bob loves to read and travel.

Senior Arranger / Conductor / Operations Manager

I enjoy helping families during their time of bereavement. Being a great listener I feel it is critical for me to meet with families to plan an appropriate service and farewell.

Funeral Arranger/Conductor

Key aspects of Lea’s role is to liaise with families in arranging a funeral and also on the day of the funeral as the Conductor. As the Conductor she oversees all aspects at the funeral and is the key person to liaise with the family. Having the opportunity to both plan and conduct the funeral is most rewarding.

Funeral Arranger / Conductor

Accounts Manager

Mary has the important role of keeping the finances of the company on track. Mary enjoys liaising with our suppliers and families with respect to any invoicing queries.

Funeral Arranger/Conductor

Being able to help families plan and conduct a funeral is most fulfilling.

Funeral Arranger/Conductor/Funeral Director's Assistant

I consider myself to be an all rounder as I help families organise a funeral, conduct the service or assist on a funeral.


My role isn’t one that everyone aspires to but I consider it a privilege to be in this role. The dignity and respect of the deceased is paramount in everything I do. My aim is to ensure that the last memory that family members has is a positive experience.

Funeral Director's Assistant

One of the key aspects of my role that I enjoy is transporting family members on the day of the funeral.

Funeral Director's Assistant

A family oriented man with appreciation to help all those who cross my pathway.

Senior Audio Visual Designer

Dave has many years experience in design and audio visual presentations. He enjoys helping families put together a fitting pictorial tribute for their loved one.


The environment is important, and so is a loved one’s farewell. At Kingston Green, we’ve heard many people talking about a better, greener way to celebrate a departed family member’s life – and we listened.

At Kingston Green Eco Funerals we offer a choice of 9 funeral packages, based on the desires of your family. We are pioneers in this brand new field of green funeral services and burials. But already we have found a diversity of requirements, depending on a family’s needs and also their financial situations.

A dignified green funeral service saving both money and the environment. Affordable cleaner and greener funerals – a natural choice for so many.


Call us anytime, day or night:

(03) 9585 2822

Some families are looking for an exclusively female management of the funeral process. Our Nightingale Funerals team understand those interests and are here with us at your service.

Call us anytime, day or night:

(03) 9585 2822