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Concerns about a health service
If a complaint or concern relates to the health care provided by a health service you first step should be to approach the health service provider. Some larger health services, like hospitals, may have a consumer advocate who will discuss and investigate your concerns.
Alternatively, you can discuss your concerns with the Office of the Health Services Commissioner.
This form is used by family members that have a concern or complaint about a health service.
General witness expense claim form
As a witness you may incur costs associated with attending a hearing or providing evidence. This is a form to claim expenses relating to attending a hearing or providing evidence.
Publications order form
The Coroners Court of Victoria has many publications to help you understand the coronial process. Use this publications order form to order hard copies of some of our publications.
Reportable death checklist for hospitals or other medical facilities
This form is used by medical professionals when reporting a death. The checklist will assist you to complete all required paperwork for a reportable death to the coroner.
Statement of Identification
This Statement of Identification form is used to confirm identity of the deceased.
Request to Investigate a Fire
This form is used to request a coroner to investigate a fire under Sections 30 and 31 of the Coroners Act 2008.
Application for Exhumation
This form is to apply for the exhumation of a body. An exhumation involves retrieving a person's remains from a place of burial, usually for further examination.
Application for the Release of Body
This form is used by funeral directors on behalf of a family to apply for the release of a body for funeral arrangements.
Request for Inquest into Death
This form is used to request an inquest into a death.
Request for Inquest into Fire
This form is used to request an inquest into a fire.
Application for Leave to Appear as an Interested Party
This form is used to apply to become an interested party under Section 56 of the Coroners Act 2008.
Application to Access Seized Things or to Have Seized Things Released
In the course of a coronial investigation a police officer may seize, take or receive things relating to the death of a person. This form is to apply to access to release these seized things under Section 114 of the Coroners Act 2008.
This does not apply to tissue samples or other material that may be removed form a body.
Application to Set Aside Finding
This form is used to apply to set aside a finding. Under Section 77 of the Coroners Act 2008, the Coroners Court of Victoria may only reopen an investigation and set aside the findings if satisfied that there are new facts and circumstances and it is appropriate to reopen the investigation.
Application for Access to Coronial Documents or Inquest Transcript
This is an form to apply to access coronial documents or inquest transcripts.
Find out more about the kinds of documents you can request.
Notice of Application for Suppression Order
Section 4 of the Open Courts Act 2013 provides that in order to strengthen and promote the principles of open justice and free communications of information, there is a presumption in favour of disclosure of information to which a court or tribunal must have regard in determining whether to make a suppression order. It should not be inferred or assumed that any information, materials, or documents will be suppressed.
This is a form to apply for a suppression order.