Our Caring Family
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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When it comes to saying goodbye you may have your own personal words or memories you would like to share. Add your tribute through our Tributes & Reflections page so you can share your special personal stories.
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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Funeral Director & Preplanning Coordinator
Funeral Assistant and Preplanning Specialist
Funeral Arranger and Mortuary Care
What local families say about the TJ Scott experience
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.