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Coroners Act 2003 – 1 April 2016

Coroners Regulation 2013 – 1 July 2016

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Suspicious deaths must be reported to the police or the coroner. A coroner will then generally investigate the death.

  • Sections 7, 8, 11, 13, 26, 82, 83

A person may apply to the coroner investigating a person’s death to hold an inquest into the death. An inquest must be held by the Coroner’s Court.

  • Sections 30, 31, 64, 65

The Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board is established to review domestic and family violence deaths in Queensland (among other functions). For the definition of ‘domestic and family violence deaths’, refer to section 91B of the Act.

  • Sections  91A, 91B, 91C, 91D, 91E, 91F, 91G
Reason for law

To establish the procedures for investigations, including by holding inquests, by coroners into particular deaths and to prevent deaths from similar causes happening in the future. (Section 3)

Relevant links

Office of the State Coroner
Coroners Court [current inquests]

Media resources – [Mindframe]



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