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Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Allison Monkhouse. In this guide you’ll find complete information on their service costs, customer reviews, branch locations, company ownership, and appearances in the media.

History of Allison Monkhouse

Allison Monkhouse is a family owned funeral company, whose origins can be traced back to early 19th Century England. John Allison, born in Liverpool in 1844, arrived in Melbourne in the 1860s and established the company soon after.

In 1956, the company acquired J. Monkhouse & Son, and rebranded as Allison Monkhouse.

Allison Monkhouse is one of the biggest family operated funeral homes in Melbourne with 8 locations across Victoria. It is still owned and operated by the Allison family – Clive Allison (a fifth generation funeral director) serves as Managing Director.

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For more information about Australia’s larger funeral homes, see our guide to Funeral Companies in Australia.

Other Allison Monkhouse Brands

In addition to their main brand, Allison Monkhouse also own the TJ Andrews funeral brand which operates in Sydney.

What Services Do Allison Monkhouse Offer?

Allison Monkhouse provide all of the general funeral services that your would expect from a funeral director, as well as more specific services for religious and cultural groups, including: Cambodian, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek Orthodox, Indian, Korean, Laotian, Sri Lankan and Vietnamese.

Allison Monkhouse are an upper mid-range funeral home, similar in price to Tobin Brothers and InvoCare’s Victorian brand, Le Pine Funerals.

Allison Monkhouse in the News

Competition in the Funeral Industry

In 2011, funeral director, Marc Allison, took to the media to air his concern over InvoCare’s acquisition of its nearest competitor, Bledisloe Holdings. While already one of the larger funeral companies in Australia, Allison was concerned that InvoCare’s growth would diminish competition in the funeral industry.

Allison Monkhouse Funerals Costs

Service Type Allison Monkhouse Cost State Average Cost State Minimum
Single Service $4,265 $3,625 $2,255
Dual Service $4,265 $3,761 $2,290
Graveside Service $4,265 $3,508 $1,840

(Note: These prices are taken from our database and are current as at the time of publication. They are for the professional services fee only and do not include any additional costs such as coffin, flowers, celebrant, notices or cemetery fees.)

For more information on funeral costs in each of the states, see our city specific guides:

Allison Monkhouse Locations

Allison Monkhouse have 3 locations across Melbourne. If it would be more convenient, the funeral directors and arrangers at Allison Monkhouse are happy to travel to families to meet them in the comfort of their own home.

For contact information, indicative prices and customer reviews at any of their locations, click on the appropriate link below.

Allison Monkhouse, Brighton
Allison Monkhouse, Balwyn
Allison Monkhouse, Wantirna South

While perhaps one of the most well known funeral brands in Victoria, Allison Monkhouse is just one of the options available to families searching for a funeral director. Our comparison website makes it easy to compare prices and customer reviews at over 660 funeral homes across Australia.

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