Company Overview

From humble beginnings in 1934, Tobin Brothers has grown to become one of Australia’s largest and most respected family owned funeral companies.

Today Tobin Brothers operates under our main brand of Tobin Brothers Funerals as well as our specialist women's division Frances Tobin Funerals by Women, Herbert King Funerals in Ashburton and Abbey Funerals in Thomastown.

We employ over 280 caring, highly trained and committed people, including 12 direct descendants of our founders.

We serve the community from 28 branch locations throughout the Melbourne Metropolitan area,
Ballarat, Echuca, Wodonga and Corowa.

In addition, we have a number of departments and divisions that provide specialist services to our client families and a variety of ethnic communities.

The Company conducts approximately 5,500 funerals per annum, which represents around one in every four people who die each year in the greater Melbourne metropolitan area.

WGEA Industry Benchmark Report 2022 - 2023

Tobin Brothers Funerals is a family owned company committed to the service of our clients.  The wonderful service we provide to so many families during their darkest days are provided by our wonderful team of staff in a variety of roles. We firmly believe that these wonderful people – our staff are our strength.  It is critical to our ongoing success that we have a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

In reflecting on our Industry Benchmark report we note that the overall gender composition of our workforce is a 50 50 gender split. 

The upper quartile - the board is comprised mainly of family members.

The upper and middle and lower middle quartiles reflect slightly higher female composition and salary.

The lower quartile reflects a higher female composition.  This reflects well on our commitment to flexibility for those with caring responsibilities for their families including elderly parents and children.

Future leaders are currently participating in a certified training program which is represented by a group comprising of 60% female and 40% male. 

We note an error on our report regarding parental leave, which should show the average of weeks offered as 14 weeks.  This will be rectified at the next reporting period.

Wendy Goy
HR and Training Manager