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
What deaths must be reported, coronial process, autopsies, death certificates, funerals, inquests, findings information, coronial recommendations
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
Accessing coronial documents
How to apply for access to coronial documents
Queensland, interstate and international decisions in the coronial jurisdiction
About Coroners Court
List of coroners, coronial contacts, fees, resources and legislation
Review of deaths from domestic and family violence
The role, functions and membership of the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board
About our Government Contracted Undertakers
Find out more about our upcoming procurement tender process and submit your invoice claims online (for current government contracted undertakers)