Coroners Court

Under the Coroners Act 2003, coroners are responsible for investigating reportable deaths that occur in Queensland.

The investigation determines the identity of the deceased person, how they died, and the place, date and medical cause of the death.

Inquests are not held for every death, however for certain deaths i.e. deaths in custody, an inquest is required. The focus is on determining what happened, not attributing blame, and making recommendations to prevent similar deaths in future.

Findings and upcoming inquests

List of Queensland coroners' findings since 2004 and list of current inquest sittings (PDF, 181.3 KB)

Judicial decisions

Queensland, interstate and international decisions in the coronial jurisdiction

Accessing coronial documents

How to apply for access to coronial documents

Coroner's role

What deaths must be reported, coronial process, autopsies, death certificates, funerals, inquests, findings information, coronial recommendations

About Coroners Court

List of coroners, coronial contacts, fees, resources and legislation

For families

Counsellor and legal support available for families of people whose deaths are being investigated

Funeral Assistance Scheme

Information about the Scheme and how to apply

For health professionals

Types of reportable deaths and how to report

Review of deaths from domestic and family violence

The role, functions and membership of the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board

Claiming government undertaking services

PLEASE NOTE: This form is only for government-contracted funeral directors (who hold standing offer arrangements) to claim for conveyancing, burial and cremation services.