Resources and legislation

State coroner's guidelines

Publications and brochures

Coronial forms


Useful agencies

Support Services for families and friends

  • Standby Suicide Service – Uniting Care suicide bereavement programs for people who live in the Brisbane and Far North Queensland
  • Lifeline – Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention
  • Kids Helpline – Free, private, confidential phone and online counseling for 5 to 25 year olds
  • Reach Out -  Mental health organisation for young people and their parents
  • Red Nose - For families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child
  • Victims Counselling and Support Services – For people affected by violent crime, either directly or indirectly.
  • Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group – Range of support services for people affected by the death of a loved one by homicide
  • The Compassionate Friends, Qld Inc.- Grief support for parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of a child
  • Salvos Careline – Phone crisis counselling for issues including bereavement
  • Victims Assist Queensland – Referral services for victims of crime and their families, includes financial assistance information for funeral expenses
  • Paradise Kids – Grief and loss support program for kids
  • Suicide Call Back Service – Phone counselling for those at risk of suicide and those affected by the death of a loved one by suicide
  • Griefline – Supports people experiencing loss and grief at any stage of life
  • Oneplace -  Community services directory for Queensland parents, families and professionals looking for support.
  • National Indigenous Postvention Service - Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families impacted by a loss from suicide or other traumatic event through 24/7 culturally responsive support.

Queensland and Australian coronial services