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.Locate a service centre
Register a death
- 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
- marriage particulars
- full names of both parents, including mother's maiden name
- Applications for Death Certificates can only be processed after the death has been registered.
- Check the turnaround times via the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages website.
- turnaround times commence when applications are received in full compliance with Registry requirements, and exclude delivery time.
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