Report a death

To report an unexpected, violent or suspicious death or get advice from a coroner, contact the National Initial Investigation Office (NIIO):

NIIO is available 24/7.

A death must be reported if:

  • it was unexpected, violent or suicide
  • a doctor will not issue a medical certificate about the cause of death
  • it happened during – or as a result of – a medical, surgical or dental procedure
  • a woman died in childbirth
  • the person was in state care (such as in prison or an institution)
  • it is required by law.

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