Death Registration and Legal Requirements

Death Registration

In the state of New South Wales all deaths need to be registered with the “NSW Registry of Birth, Deaths, and Marriages”. As part of our services we will attend to this on your behalf. The information for this usually collected at the arrangement conference. The information you will need to provide the following information about the deceased:

  • Given names
  • Surname
  • Sex
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Age of death
  • Place of death
  • Usual residence of deceased
  • Usual occupation during working life
  • Main tasks of occupation
  • Was the deceased retired at time of death
  • Was the deceased on any form of pension
  • Type of pension if applicable
  • Town or city of birth
  • State or country of birth
  • Year of arrival in Australia if applicable
  • Was the deceased of Aboriginal origin
  • Was the deceased of Torres Strait Island origin
  • Marital status at time of death(this included de facto relationships)
  • In relation to each marriage the following details,
  • Place of marriage, Town/City and State/Country
  • Age at time of marriage
  • Given names of spouse
  • Maiden surname of spouse
  • Names of each child
  • Date of birth of each child
  • Deceased father full name
  • Deceased mother full maiden name


After the funeral this information together with cause of death particulars and place of burial or cremation will be given to the Registry. The formal death certificate will then be prepared by the Registry and forwarded by secure post to the next of kin. This process usually takes 4 weeks to complete. Please contact your personal funeral arranger to further discuss this procedure if required.