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.
List of Queensland coroners' findings since 2004 and list of current inquest sittings
Queensland, interstate and international decisions in the coronial jurisdiction
How to apply for access to coronial documents
What deaths must be reported, coronial process, autopsies, death certificates, funerals, inquests, findings information, coronial recommendations
List of coroners, coronial contacts, fees, resources and legislation
Counsellor and legal support available for families of people whose deaths are being investigated
What is funeral assistance and how to apply
Types of reportable deaths and how to report
The role, functions and membership of the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board
PLEASE NOTE: This form is only for government-contracted funeral directors (who hold standing offer arrangements) to claim for conveyancing, burial and cremation services.