Private funeral: James and Vanessa Rizk with parents Maree and Albert.

Private funeral: James and Vanessa Rizk with parents Maree and Albert.

The first bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have arrived back in Australia under operation 'Bring them Home'.

The coffins of Maree and Albert Rizk from Sunbury in Melbourne arrived back on Friday, six weeks after the flight was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine.

Family members escorted the bodies from Amsterdam back to Melbourne and a funeral is scheduled for early this week.

The couple leave two grown-up children, Vanessa, 22 and James, 21, who live in Melbourne, where their parents were involved with community and charitable organisations around Sunbury.

A real estate agent, Mr Rizk worked as the director of Raine & Horne at Sunbury.

The brother and sister spoke at a memorial service three weeks ago that was attended by 1000 mourners.

"We look forward now to the return of our parents and hope that all the families will soon have their loved ones returned to them," Vanessa said. "The reality is that our amazing parents Albert and Maree Rizk are gone. We pray to God that we will have closure sooner or later."

James said his parents would be at ease knowing the support they had around them. "All of us will never forget ... we will love you forever," he said.

Ms Rizk's father, John Mann from Brisbane, said he would prefer not to make any comment. Another close family member confirmed the details and said the intention was to have a private family funeral.

Mr Mann and his wife Kaylene have been hit twice by the two Malaysia Airlines tragedies.

Kaylene, who is Maree's stepmother, lost her bother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Mary Burrows, on the vanished airliner MH370.

Irene Burrows, mother of Kaylene and Rodney, said: "Everybody is coping. That's just about what it is. It's coping."

MH17 was downed by the missile believed to have been fired by Russian rebels on July 17 killing all 295 people on board, including 38 Australians. 

A government source said there was no set schedule for the return of victims. Timing would be determined by a range of factors, including family preferences. 

The government will not be disclosing the identification of Australian victims unless families wished to, nor will  it be making public announcements on repatriations, the source said.

Pressure is increasing on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to push for a ban on President Vladimir Putin attending the Brisbane G20 meeting in November after Moscow moved troops into the Ukraine.

Mr Abbott condemned Moscow on Friday, saying the stream of Russian soldiers and weapons moving into Ukraine was an apparent "invasion".

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten called on Mr Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to talk to other G20 member nations about banning Mr Putin.