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Registration of Death

What to Provide for Registration of Death

The funeral director will register the death within seven days.  To allow them to do this, it is important you provide them as much of the following information as possible:

  • Surname
  • First Names in Full
  • Date of Death
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Usual Residence
  • Place of Birth
  • Period of Residence in Australia
  • Whether or not the deceased was of Aboriginal or Torres Islander Origin
  • Main Occupation during Working Life
  • Age at and Place of Each Marriage
  • Spouse’s Full Name at time of Marriage
  • Names & Date of Birth of Children
  • Father’s Name & Occupation
  • Mother’s Name & Occupation

Death Certificate

At the time of death, the attending doctor will generally issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. The funeral director will be able to provide the family with a copy of this.  However, many organisations will not accept this as proof of a person’s death.  Instead, they will require a Registered Record of Death produced by the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages.

This can be obtained by you from Service Tasmania about two weeks after the funeral.  If you would like, we can do this on your behalf.  There is a fee involved so this document is usually only applied for if required.

For help organising a funeral or if you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in Launceston.