How do I get a copy of a death certificate in Australia?

How do I get a copy of a death certificate in Australia?

If you wish to obtain a copy of your Australian birth, marriage or death certificate you may apply through official web site of the relevant State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

WHO issues a death certificate in Australia?

Once a medical certificate of the cause of death has been issued, either the doctor or the funeral director sends the certificate to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages who will then issue a death certificate to the next of kin, upon application.

How do I get an interim death certificate?

Get an interim death certificate during the inquest If you need proof of the death while you wait for the inquest to finish, ask the coroner for an interim death certificate. Use the interim death certificate to notify a registrar of the death while the inquest is still taking place.

Where do I get an interim death certificate?

While you are waiting for an inquest or post-mortem to be carried out, you can get an Interim Certificate of the Fact of Death from the Coroner’s office. You can use this to inform institutions like banks, insurance companies and the Department of Social Protection that the death has occurred.

Who needs to be notified when someone dies?

When a family member or friend has died, it is important to notify various government agencies, banks, creditors and credit reporting agencies of the death. To reduce the risk of identity theft, these notifications should be made promptly after the death.

How long does it take to get a death certificate in Australia?

Processing times

Certificate request Standard service Priority service
Death within the last 2 months up to 4 weeks Not available
Correction to a certificate up to 5 weeks Not available
Online application up to 4 weeks up to 2 weeks
Submitted by post up to 10 weeks up to 7 weeks