What to do if someone dies
The death of a family member or friend can be a difficult and emotional time.
This guide has information on what should happen after someone dies.
In the first few days after someone dies, you must:
- ensure a medical certificate from a doctor or coroner is submitted to a Births, Deaths and Marriages office
- secure the deceased’s property and assets
- arrange the funeral and burial or cremation
- collect a death registration statement from either a Births, Deaths and Marriages office, funeral director or remote health centre and submit it to the Births, Deaths and Marriages office.
Find out more information about registering a death.
Last updated: 08 March 2019