Our Caring Family

Our family caring for yours

Where It All Began

TJ Scott & Son has been a trusted family business since 1938, with the experience and values to support you during difficult times. 

Our close-knit team is led by third and fourth generation funeral specialists and has a long history of caring for families in the Macedon Ranges and surrounding areas.

While assisting central Victorian people to celebrate and farewell their loved ones, we’ve responded and contributed to community and industry changes.
Our exceptional service and care has remained a trusted constant over many years.

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JOHN SCOTT - Owner & Funeral Celebrant

  • AFDA Victorian President (2000-2002)
  • AFDA National President (2009-2011)
  • Awarded Master Funeral Director (AFDA)
  • AFDA Life Member and Life Councillor
  • FIAT-IFTA Board member (2011-2013)  (The World Organisation of Funeral Operatives)

John is the owner and sole director of T J Scott & Son and has been working in the family business for 60 years. John is dedicated to continuing the traditions started by his grandfather, the founder, Thomas J Scott, and has been innovative and always encouraged an environment of learning and growing so that we continue to offer what our local families need. He is still actively involved in the family business and is a much-loved celebrant in the community. His role in helping families put together a service is very personal and collaborative.

Throughout his career John has been heavily involved with the AFDA at every level. He has always been an active member, serving as a state councillor for over 30 years and National Council for 20 years, leading the association as both a State and National President. John has served the AFDA with distinction and was appointed to the World Board (FIAT-IFTA) in Chicago in 2011 and was only the fourth recipient of an esteemed Master Funeral Director Award.

T J Scott & Son would not be where it is today without Johns knowledge of the industry and the understanding of the community he serves. He has built on a very small business with just him and his father to a thriving business employing over a dozen staff, with three locations. He is well respected in his region not just as a funeral director but as someone who has contributed above and beyond to the community in which he lives. 

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KELLY SCOTT - General Manager

  • General Manager & Funeral Director for over 30 years
  • AFDA National President (2023-2025)
  • AFDA Victorian Divisional President (2021-2023)

Kelly joined the family business in 1990, to work alongside her father John, to guide families as they organise a farewell for the ones they love. In her over 30 years of experience, Kelly believes that helping those through one of the hardest times in their lives, by offering support and care, can make a difference to those who are grieving. Kelly says “ It is a privilege to help share a loved one’s stories and that’s what I love to be able to do, in the community in which we live”. Kelly is also passionate about supporting the funeral profession through her work with the Australian Funeral Directors Association which promotes professional standards to ensure families have the support and care they need at a time of loss. Kelly is married with 2 children and she loves reading, walking challenges with friends and travel (when possible!)

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DANIEL SCOTT - Funeral Operations Manager & Funeral Director

Funeral Operations Manager and Funeral Director for 25 years.

Daniel’s experience, care and attention to detail is part of every service we provide. Funerals are about personal attention and really listening so we can suggest thoughts and ideas to help add that personal touch to a farewell. Daniel is meticulous from initial planning of a funeral to ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently on the day.

Daniel is married with 3 children and lives in the local area. His interests outside of work include travelling and camping, tennis, walking, football – both Aussie Rules and Soccer (especially the World Cup) and watching the Tour de France. Dan is very involved in local tennis and soccer and he loves coaching the juniors.

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Administration Co-ordinator

Peta is our administration guru who is the glue of the team! Peta will often be the first person you speak with when calling T J Scott and Son – her experience and knowledge are reassuring when you need support and guidance. Peta loves long walks, her grandchildren and her friends. In Peta’s words: “ What it means to me to be working in a local family business is that it connects me to the community I have lived in for 18 years. I feel happy working within a small and friendly team. I love to support our families at a difficult time in their lives. Grief can be overwhelming and if we can alleviate that just a little, then we have achieved something positive”.


Funeral Assistant

We would be lost without Kylie’s meticulous approach to everything she does! Her care when meeting with families makes such a difference, especially in the sensitive way she looks after the transfer of a loved one into our care. For Kylie “working for a local family business is an absolute honour and privilege. I first contacted John Scott as 16 year-old looking for a work experience placement with an interest in the Funeral Industry. I then returned many years later and have certainly seen changes in the industry change and how T J Scott & Son have grown. I have also had opportunities to grow in the role I have within the business, especially over the past 6 years. Being a local and growing up in Kyneton, I know a lot of families we look after, so for me it’s an honour to look after their loved ones during their time of need. I really enjoy working in my community”.


Funeral Director & Preplanning Coordinator

Kelly’s gentle and caring manner has helped so many families in the several years she has worked with us at T J Scott and Son. Always willing to meet every wish a family may have, Kelly is understanding and thoughtful in her approach to the planning of a farewell. In Kelly’s words: “I find it very rewarding to be able to do meaningful work within our local community. I love making connections with people, helping them through one of their most difficult times, and the satisfaction that comes from bringing everything together to create a special farewell. Outside of work I enjoy singing, sewing and going for walks.”


Funeral Assistant and Preplanning Specialist

Dianne wears many hats here at T J Scott and Son, she is a gem! Being so capable and willing to help our families, Dianne supports us in Administration, with Funeral Services, Preplanning and is part of our wonderful Mortuary Care team. Dianne says: “Living in Kilmore I believe an important part of my work is to look after the families in our local Kilmore Community. I have worked in the funeral industry for 15 years and in that time I have found working for small family run funeral businesses very rewarding. The family and staff at T J Scott and Son are a great example of the caring professionalism that comes from knowing the people in our community.”


Funeral Director

Taking time and adding those personal touches is Jenny’s focus when she is supporting the families she looks after. Jenny says “In my role with TJ Scott and Son I support our beautiful families along with our amazing team!! Families are dealing with grief after losing their loved one, so we try to make things as easy as possible and lighten the load. We receive amazing feedback from our beautiful families about our service and care being second to none. This speaks volumes about a small family business, especially because it is so personalised. I am lucky enough to live on a beautiful farm with my gorgeous family. I’m very passionate about our environment, I love cooking, gardening and spending precious time with family and friends”


Funeral Director

Brian brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Funeral Director with T J Scott and Son. His quiet, gentle approach helps make people feel comfortable at such a difficult time. He is also our go-to information finder when we need something researched and is a great support to our newer team members. In Brian’s words: “Working in a local, long established family business means we are able to get to know local families and assist them at their time of need with a much more personal approach. Something that would not be possible in a larger corporate funeral company environment. My other interests include gardening and landscaping, vintage cars and machinery”.


Funeral Arranger and Mortuary Care

Alira is a very welcome addition to our team in 2022. Alira brings with her years of caring experience both as a registered nurse and as a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker. Alira’s warmth together with her gentle and sensitive approach will be a wonderful support to the families we serve. Alira became interested in working in the Funeral Industry after experiencing the loss of her Dad when she was 15. When the opportunity to work at TJ Scott and Son presented itself, and after meeting the team, Alira knew that she wanted to be part of this special family business. In Alira’s words: “I am humbled to assist people through this challenging time of life, and am honoured to care for loved ones and their families”. Alira is a Mum to four gorgeous children and when she is not at work you’ll find her in the great outdoors, camping, 4-wheel driving, and exploring our local hidden treasures.


Funeral Arranger

Matthew’s passion for helping families comes from his previous roles in the health care sector and he brings this dedication and enthusiasm to our team here at T J Scott and Son. Matthew explains: “After almost ten years as a nurse, I decided it was time for a change, I wanted to provide care and support to families and loved ones in an environment where it wasn’t pressured or rushed. I carefully chose to join the family at T.J Scott and Son due to the passion for and commitment to the service they provide families and loved ones during a difficult time. I now get to meet wonderfully unique people and help them feel supported as they make an individualised farewell what they and their loved one want most. Outside of work, I’m kept busy by Dad life and I enjoy spending time with my extended family and working in my garden, and I also volunteer as a firefighter with the CFA.”

What local families say about the TJ Scott experience

Planning Ahead

Planning ahead makes sense. It’s a way of thinking about your life and providing an opportunity for the people in your life to know what’s
important to you.

TJ Scott & Son is a family business with over 75 years experience helping other families through funeral planning.

Many people find it helpful to think about funeral arrangements like other planned life activities, such as selling your home or retirement. Just like those financial and emotional decisions, there is no ‘one size fits all’ option. You have to think about what’s important for you and for your family.

Connect With Us

5 Piper St
03 5422 6455

6/50 Aitken St
03 5428 4155

23 Sydney St
03 5782 1112

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Eco Options

Springhall Solid Pine Eco Coffin

Naturally oiled plantation pine with dowelled joins and matching pine handles.

Greenhill Solid Pine Eco Coffin

Naturally oiled plantation pine with dowelled joins with natural rope handles.

Eucalypt Shroud Eco Option

The only Australian Shroud including Carrying bars for safe lifting. Made from 100% natural products including natural hemp, organic cotton, raw plantation pine and meets Australian Standards.


Handwoven in natural cane coffin with rope handles and biodegradable plastic lining.

Lancemore Coffin

Woollen outer layer and mattress base with organic cotton lining and pillow. Standard size 5’8” Also, larger size available 6’2”


Metal Caskets

Majestic Metal Casket Gold

The Majestic solid bronze casket features a brushed gold finish, 14 carat gold plated hardware and pearl Velvet Interior.

Garrison Metal Casket Grey

The Garrison 18 Gauge Steel casket in the elegant grey finish features the Ivory Basket Weave Interior with domed half top for the viewing experience

White Rose Metal Casket

Beautifully embroidered with the pink rose, the White Rose Casket is 18 gauge steel with a beautiful shirred light pink velvet interior.

Bolinda Casket

The Bolinda casket in the brushed copper glow and Autumn haze finish is simple, stylish and completed beautifully with the Artubus Velvet Interior.

Creswick Casket

Made from 48ox solid bronze in the classic midnight finish, the Creswick features 14 carat gold plated hardware and beautiful pearl velvet interior.

Desert Champagne Casket

Made from 29-gauge steel, featuring a shaded pin-striped finish and crepe interior.

Solid Timber caskets

Macedon Solid Timber Casket

A solid timber casket crafted from Tasmanian Blackwood with a natural finish and lined in satin

Rochford Solid Timber Casket

Made from a solid pine and featuring a rosewood colour gloss finish, this is a detailed casket with shaped ends, matching rope bar handles and completed with padded satin.

Lerdederg Solid Timber Casket

A solid timber casket made from Plantation Pine and finished in a walnut colour gloss. The Lerdederg Casket is lined in padded satin.

Bacchus Casket

Solid Poplar, American Cherry with high gloss finish and domed half top and Timber Handles. Champagne Linen Interior.

Clarkfield Casket

This refined solid poplar casket is beautifully lined with an Ivory Basket Weave. It features a two-tone high gloss finish with a domed half top.

Flowerdale Casket

The elegance of white features in this beautiful solid poplar coffin with a lovely gloss finish. It features the Domed half-top and copper tone and white timber swing bar handles.

Solid Timber Coffins

Romsey Coffin

Australian Made coffin using American Oak with a gloss finish, double raised lid and curved corners and fluted mouldings.

Windsor Coffin

A solid pine coffin in a cedar gloss finish, featuring a double raised lid and carved corners

Tylden Coffin

Rosewood stained pine with a triple-raised lid, timber mouldings and routed handle panels.

Davidson Sapelle Coffin

An elegant design in solid Sapelle timber and featuring contemporary brass handles.

Carlsruhe Solid Timber Cedar

Natural, oiled cedar with cedar rope-bar handles.

Campaspe Cedar Solid Timber

A traditional solid cedar coffin with domed-lid, routed sides and champagne satin lining.


Blackwood Solid Timber

Solid Tasmanian Blackwood with swing-bar handles and fine satin lining.

Davidson Coffin Rosewood Solid Timber

 In a traditional rosewood stained pine with semi-domed lid and smooth mouldings.

Veneer Timber Coffins


Rosewood paper veneer with a double-raised lid.

Caroline Coffin

Custom wood coffin in a metallic ivory finish and specially designed drapery

Caroline Pearl Blush

The Caroline Pearl Blush is also made using custom wood and solid timber and is distinctive gentle pink blush finish. Also available in Mint Bronze and Black.

Lyal Coffin

Teak paper veneer in a light timber grain look with a flat lid and narrow mouldings.

Monegeeta Coffin

This Australian made coffin is African Sapele timber veneered MDF with a satin finish and flat lid.

Sidonia Coffin

Timber veneered customwood with a double raised lid, buttoned sides and carved corners – in a Jarrah finish.

Coliban Coffin

Sapelle shaded paper veneer with a single-raised lid and shaped mouldings.

Caroline Rose

Paper veneer coffin with white gloss finish. The Caroline Rose features a single-raised lid, decorative coloured grooving with a pink rose on each side.


Golden teak paper veneer with double-raised lid and routed handle panels.

Drummond Coffin

Dark walnut veneer with grainy timber polished finish and single-raise lid.

Baynton Jarrah Coffin

Simple paper veneer with a flat lid and 45mm mouldings in a polished Jarrah finish.