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All deaths that occur in NSW need to be registered with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages within 7 days of the burial or cremation. Usually the funeral director completes the registration, but it is also possible for a next of kin or relative to register the death. You can mail the Death Registration Form, or visit a service centre and lodge it in person.

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  • The Death Registration Form (supplied by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages)
  • Surname and name of the deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
  • Disposal details from the Crematorium or Cemetery (cremation or burial certificate)
  • The deceased's personal details, including:
    • date of birth
    • address
    • occupation
    • marriage particulars
    • children
    • full names of both parents, including mother's maiden name
Locate a service centre
  1. Call 13 77 88 or visit a service centre, and request a Death Registration Form
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Visit a service centre and lodge the information in person, or mail it to:
    Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
    GPO Box 30
    Sydney NSW 2001
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To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Locate a service centre

To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Locate a service centre

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-death