Births, Deaths and Marriages registers and maintains Tasmanian death records. It also issues certificates and provides information to approved applicants.
How to register a death
When someone dies in Tasmania the death must be registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages. This is a requirement of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1999.
The details from the death registration are used to produce a death certificate.
Who needs to register a death
Usually, the funeral director registers the death, as their services include organising the disposal of the remains. If you are the next-of-kin or a relative of the deceased, you will need to supply the following information about the deceased to the funeral director:
- Surname and first names
- Date of death and date of birth
- Place of death
- Usual address of the deceased
- Usual occupation during working life
- Marriage or relationship particulars (place, age, full name of spouse or partner)
- All children of the deceased (names and ages)
- Full name of both parents (including mother’s maiden name).
The attending doctor also needs to supply a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, stating the cause of death. In some cases, such as car accidents, suspicious deaths or deaths at home, the Coroner provides information to Births, Deaths and Marriages instead of a doctor.
Funeral directors online service
Funeral directors can lodge death registration details online if they are registered as a prescribed business with the Local Government Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet. All details are transferred directly to Births, Deaths and Marriages without the need to complete and lodge a hard copy form.
Funeral directors can also order and pay for a death certificate (for the deceased’s next of kin) at the time of registering a death.
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