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Interested parties

A number of people and entities have already been granted leave to appear as interested parties in the Inquest into the January 2017 Melbourne Bourke Street event.

Coroner Jacqui Hawkins may grant leave to a person (including corporate or government entities) to appear in the Inquest as an interested party if satisfied that the person has sufficient interest in the Inquest and it is appropriate for the person to appear as an interested party.

Interested parties may include:

  • Family members
  • Employers
  • Anyone who has relevant information
  • Representatives of private organisations or government bodies
  • A person or entity who, in a coroner’s opinion, may be involved in some way with the death.

If you wish to apply to be an interested party to the Inquest, you must complete an Application for Leave to Appear as an Interested Party (Form 31) and file it with the Coroners Court by email to

The Coroners Court will advise applicants in writing of the Coroner’s decision about whether or not leave has been granted to be an interested party to the Inquest.

More information about becoming an interested party can be found on our website.

Last updated on 29 Mar 2019