When a death is referred to the coroner, the investigation commences immediately. This means we will contact you in within a few days of the referral of the death to the coroner.
At the end of the investigation, we will provide you with a report of how the death occurred. Importantly, we will also seek to identify how similar deaths may be prevented.
The death of a partner, child, family member or friend can be a difficult and painful experience. Many things will happen very quickly once a death is reported to a coroner.
There are many support services available to you in your time of need.
By law, certain deaths must be reported to the coroner.
If a coroner decides to hold an inquest you may need to attend court.