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Request coronial data

We hold unique data on deaths reported to the coroner.

We release coronial data through:

We hold unique data on death

We maintain a database of deaths reported to the coroner. This database includes information around the cause of death, geographic locations, and other statistical information.

This data is mostly used by coroners to inform recommendations that seek to reduce preventable deaths, and improve public health safety.

Coronial data can also help inform death and injury prevention activities.

Victorian Suicide Register (VSR)

The VSR is managed by the Coroners Court of Victoria and contains case information about reported suicide deaths from 2010.

The database does not contain transcripts, statements, medical records or photographs.

Organisations and researchers may request data

We will consider requests to access coronial or VSR data from some community or non-profit organisations, public sector agencies and researchers.

The data must be used to inform death and injury prevention activities.

Our capacity to undertake external requests is limited. But we will let you know if we can fulfil your request and a possible timeline.

Data requests are not open to individuals with a personal interest in coronial data.

Request data

Please contact the Coroners Prevention Unit to discuss your request.

National Coronial Information Service (NCIS)

The NCIS is a data repository for the collection, storage and access of coronial data. Approved research, community and government agencies can apply for access to the database or request a data report for the purposes of research into death and injury prevention.

Contact NCIS to request data. 

Last updated on 26 Nov 2018