Peter Tobin Funerals is a a family business which started in 1948 when Noel Tobin relocated his established Maryborough funeral business to Ballarat, buying the firm off C. Wellington Funeral Director. In 1953 the business was consolidated at the location of the Star Dairy, 12 Dawson St South, and Noel’s son, Peter, joined him in 1957.

In 1971 Peter and his wife Faye took on the main roles following Noel’s retirement. The name of Peter Tobin Funerals was adopted in 1982 and Peter’s dream, the Doveton Park Funeral Centre, was opened in 1984. Peter and Faye were joined at Peter Tobin Funerals by their daughter, Paula, in 1987.

Since the retirement of Peter and Faye in 1998, Paula and her dedicated funeral staff have proudly continued the Tobin vision and tradition of providing to Ballarat and the surrounding district, care, understanding and professionalism in all aspects of the funeral service. Peter Tobin Funerals enviable reputation has been earned due to its uncompromising attention to the highest standards of funeral services, not only immediately following a loss but including pre-arranging or pre-paying a funeral.

Responding to clients specific needs with utmost respect at all times is our tradition which continues today.

“When a death occurs many emotions will be felt. Most people do not have any experience arranging a funeral and may feel unsure of what to do. We are here to support you and answer the many questions you will have. My family has been caring for bereaved families since 1948 in providing professional funeral services. While we have the care of your family, we support you by allowing the time required together, to arrange the funeral that is appropriate to honour the life that has been lived. Together with a dedicated staff, we are constantly striving for excellence in everything that we do, to build on the treasured memories that your family hold, long after a funeral service ends. This information is provided to offer advice and guidance with arranging a funeral. We will always be here to assist you and your family. Every family is important. Every funeral is important.”

– Paula Tobin –