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Deaths Reported to the State Coroner

Usually a police officer or doctor will notify the State Coroner of any death that may be a reportable death.

A death must be reported to the State Coroner where it has occurred:

  • unexpectedly, unusually or by a violent, unnatural or unknown cause
  • on a flight or voyage to South Australia
  • while in custody
  • during, as a result or within 24 hours of certain surgical or invasive medical procedures, including the giving of an anaesthetic for the purpose of performing the procedure
  • within 24 hours of being discharged from a hospital or having sought emergency treatment at a hospital
  • while the deceased was a ‘protected’ person
  • while the deceased was under a custody or guardianship order under the Children’s Protection Act 1993
  • while the deceased was a patient in an approved treatment centre under the Mental Health Act 2009
  • while the deceased was a resident of a licensed supported residential facility under theSupported Residential Facilities Act 1992
  • while the deceased was in a hospital or other facility being treated for drug addiction
  • during, as a result or within 24 hours of medical treatment to which consent had been given under Part 5 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993
  • when a cause of death was not certified by a doctor.


By completing the following online form you will be providing us the required information to represent you and your family in dealing with the State Coroner of South Australia.



Coroner Notification Form

By clicking submit below you are authorising us to act on your behalf in dealing with the State Coroner.