Call our advice line 24 hours on
(03) 9988 9165

Int.l Repatriation
(03) 9566 4022
Mornington
(03) 5975 2132
Indian & Sri-Lankan
(03) 9562 0444
Frankston
(03) 9783 7722
Springvale
(03) 9547 7711
Cambodian & Laotian
(03) 9547 2726

Cultural Options

Ethnic and Repatriation Specialists

Religious and cultural needs can be fulfilled by us so you’re secure that funeral planning matches your needs. We have dedicated staff serving several of Melbourne’s Ethnic Communities.

If you are wanting to send a loved one overseas, we have internal specialists with extensive global experience.

International Repatriation

If you are wanting to organise to send your loved one overseas, back home to their place of birth, we have internal specialists with extensive global experience. Our staff speak more than 10 different languages. We have access to a large network of funeral directors around the world offering best practice.

Many families have been relieved that we have been able to help them with their requests, no matter how difficult it may seem to them. We have successfully repatriated loved ones from areas affected by natural disasters. Families have also asked us to return their loved ones to countries affected by internal conflict.

Phone our International Repatriation Specialist on (03) 9566 4022

If you are wanting to organise to send your loved one overseas, back home to their place of birth, we have internal specialists with extensive global experience. Our staff speak more than 10 different languages. We have access to a large network of funeral directors around the world offering best practice.

Many families have been relieved that we have been able to help them with their requests, no matter how difficult it may seem to them. We have successfully repatriated loved ones from areas affected by natural disasters. Families have also asked us to return their loved ones to countries affected by internal conflict.

Phone our International Repatriation Specialist on (03) 9566 4022

Families from the many French-speaking nations and territories have been served by us including France, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, French Polynesia and French-speaking African countries.

Several of our staff speak French and have been involved in the French-speaking community.

Families looking for a Mandarin, Cantonese or Hakka speaker have been served by one of our several staff who speak these dialects.

Our chapels across Melbourne can be used for viewings or funerals as required. We offer a large range of coffins and caskets options to suit the needs of Chinese families.

Call our Chinese staff on (03) 9888 6466.

Greek and Greek Orthodox families have been served by us for over 20 years. We have long been familiar with the funeral requirements. We look after all the little details, including arranging for a Greek Orthodox Cross at the grave side, if required.

Contact Con Caracasidis on (03) 9801 9988 or ccaracasidis@monkhouse.com.au

For many years, Sri-Lankan and Indian families have been served by us. We have particular experience with Hindu and Buddhist families, respectively.

Contact us on (03) 9566 4022 or info@monkhouse.com.au

Korean families, whether they are Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist or from another tradition, can be been served by us.

Julie Lim is an immigrant from South Korea and, as we understand, is the only Korean funeral director in Melbourne. She counts it a privilege to serve the Korean community. She tries to maintain Korean traditions, despite the challenge of living in an Australian culture, providing simple options to families.

Contact Julie Lim on (03) 9566 4022 or jlim@monkhouse.com.au

Since 1990, Vietnamese, Cambodian & Laotian families have been served by a leader in the community, Lap Thanh Mai. He truly understands the cultural and religious needs of these cultures. He also has experience with sending a loved ones oversea to their place of birth.

Contact:

Lam Thi Tuyet Mai : (03) 8526 9215 or 0409 602 487 or mttlam@monkhouse.com.au

Els van der Scheer is a Dutch native who is also fluent in German. She has many years experience serving families.

She can be contacted on (03) 9801 9988 or evanderscheer@monkhouse.com.au

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Chinese

Families looking for a Mandarin, Cantonese or Hakka speaker have been served by one of our several staff who speak these dialects.

Our chapels across Melbourne can be used for viewings or funerals as required. We offer a large range of coffins and caskets options to suit the needs of Chinese families.

Call our Chinese staff on (03) 9888 6466.

French

Families from the many French-speaking nations and territories have been served by us including France, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, French Polynesia and French-speaking African countries.

Several of our staff speak French and have been involved in the French-speaking community.

Greek

Greek and Greek Orthodox families have been served by us for over 20 years. We have long been familiar with the funeral requirements. We look after all the little details, including arranging for a Greek Orthodox Cross at the grave side, if required.

Contact Con Caracasidis on (03) 9801 9988 or ccaracasidis@monkhouse.com.au

Indian & Sri-Lankan

For many years, Sri-Lankan and Indian families have been served by us. We have particular experience with Hindu and Buddhist families, respectively.

Contact us on (03) 9566 4022 or info@monkhouse.com.au

Korean

Korean families, whether they are Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist or from another tradition, can be been served by us.

Julie Lim is an immigrant from South Korea and, as we understand, is the only Korean funeral director in Melbourne. She counts it a privilege to serve the Korean community. She tries to maintain Korean traditions, despite the challenge of living in an Australian culture, providing simple options to families.

Contact Julie Lim on (03) 9566 4022 or jlim@monkhouse.com.au

Vietnamese, Cambodian & Laotian

Since 1990, Vietnamese, Cambodian & Laotian families have been served by a leader in the community, Lap Thanh Mai. He truly understands the cultural and religious needs of these cultures. He also has experience with sending a loved ones oversea to their place of birth.

Contact:

Lap Thanh Mai on (03) 9547 2726 or lmai@monkhouse.com.au

Lam Thi Tuyet Mai : (03) 8526 9215 or 0409 602 487 mttlam@monkhouse.com.au

Dutch & German

Els van der Scheer is a Dutch native who is also fluent in German. She has many years experience serving families.

She can be contacted on (03) 9801 9988 or evanderscheer@monkhouse.com.au