Holding Hands

About H.Parsons Community Support

Your Australian family owned and operated funeral director, serving the Illawarra since 1893.


Our family owned and operated business has allowed us to build  deep connections with our communities and we are committed to giving back.    We support the community through the Parsons’ Pillars of

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Social Responsibility

  • Local Community

  • Local Business


Our “buy local” sourcing strategy supports over 150 local businesses, our staff are from the greater Illawarra region and we support many charities, clubs and events in the area.

Sustainable Energy

Our commitment to environmental sustainability is inherent in all that we do.  Through the Flower Reach Project with TAFE we’re repurposing left over fresh flowers and extending their lifecycle, and our biodegradable urns are increasing in popularity. There’s always more that we can do and we are interested in hearing about your projects. 


If you have an environmentally sustainable project that you would like to tell us about, email our community engagement team:


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The commitment to social responsibility comes from the Parsons family itself and has been ingrained in the organisation since opening its doors in 1893. This commitment starts with our workplace culture and H.Parsons employs over 50 staff from the Illawarra community. Our team has access to industry best practice training and a range of support programs. We focus on creating a diverse workplace with inclusive practices that promotes innovation and delivering an exceptional customer experience. Meet our staff here.

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The Illawarra community is rich in its diversity and we are proud to be able to support over 50 community initiatives. Sporting clubs, charities, fundraising events and local clubs all play an important role in bringing the community together and H.Parsons will consider all community support requests, however we are more likely to support those that provide a direct benefit to the local Illawarra community.

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Since 1893, H.Parsons has supported local business through its buy local strategy.  Working with these amazing businesses means the families that we serve also benefit.  The businesses are varied and include florists, graphic designers, sign writers, manufacturers, caterers and builders to name a few.


We’ve worked with Kelly and Sasha from Poppy’s of Thirroul for years. Read more about this here.

More about H.Parsons’ Community Support

If you are interested in partnering with us, have a great idea or simply want to know more, please contact us.  We are always interested to hear from the Illawarra community and we will consider all proposals, however we will give preference to those that align with the Parsons’ Pillars. Please contact us at:  communityengagement@hparsons.com.au 

H.Parsons proudly supports these charities, community groups and sporting clubs:

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