Serving Melbourne for Over 75 Years

Being faced with making choices for a funeral can be a difficult time. We understand people can be confused by what can appear to be a maze of arrangements, both wanted and required. Arranging this final farewell does not have to be a daunting prospect. Our staff will guide you through all decisions with care and experience. Whatever your needs may be, the first person you speak with will be able to assist. Our staff are here to help at any hour, 7 days a week on (03) 9562 1855.

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Mannings Funerals have been offering dignified funerals at low cost prices for more than 75 years.  We continue to look after ex-service personnel and their families in particular, with relationships with RSL sub-branches and various Vietnam veterans associations.


As funeral directors, we consider our role as listeners and advisors to families, our staff are dedicated to providing helpful and clear information and personal care.


We are dedicated to providing compassionate and individual attention to every family who is touched by the loss of a loved one. Our business is built on tradition, dignity, integrity and honesty.

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A History of Serving Ex-service Personnel

Alan Manning was a Petty Officer on the Wangpoo supply ship in the Second World War. After the war, Alan worked with his father, Bert Manning, making coffins in his father’s factory in Grosvenor St, Prahran. After a couple of years, Alan saw there was a need for a funeral company to serve the ex-service soldiers. He built a funeral home at 374 Burke Road Glen Iris in 1940, namely Alan Manning Funerals. In particular, he cared for TPI soldiers, friendless soldiers, RSL members, The Rats of Tobruk and the 39s.

Alan Manning would offer poor and needy families of Australian soldiers a $550 full funeral service. In the 1960s, Margaret and Kevin Reardon joined the company and moved into the residence, becoming managers of the company. Seeing there were many returned soldiers and Vietnam veterans living around Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, he purchased Ronald Jensen funeral home in Plenty Rd, Preston. Alan Manning worked very closely with the Padres from the Repatriation Hospital and continued to be highly regarded in the RSL fraternity.

Continuing the Tradition Today

Mannings Funerals is today managed by Brian McMannis. Since early 2015, we have had a new branch in Cranbourne. We continue the tradition of looking after ex-service personnel and their families in particular, with relationships with RSL sub-branches and various Vietnam Veterans associations.
For years, Mannings has witnessed and embraced the changes and opportunities that multi-culturalism has brought to Melbourne and is experienced in caring for families from many backgrounds