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Fill in a death certificate application form

Use this application form if the person you are applying for passed away (and their death was registered) in Queensland.

Step 1-Complete this part online

  1. Answer the questions.
  2. Choose how you would like to pay.
  3. Review your details.
  4. Read the email we send you to find out how to finalise your application.

Step 2-Complete this part by post or in person

  1. Get your proof of ID documents.
  2. Submit your proof of ID by post or in person.
Proof of ID documents must be submitted by post or in person. Get your documents certified by a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person, if submitting by post.
  1. Can I apply for a Queensland death certificate?
    1. Is the death registered in Queensland? *
    2. Are you eligible to apply for the death certificate? * View the access policy to check(If you chose 'Yes' above)
    3. Do you have all the proof you need for identification? * View the proof you will need to provide (If you chose 'Yes' above)
  2. Fill in your application Fill in the application before submitting your proof of ID.
    Death certificate details
    These details must be as shown on the death certificate you are applying for.
    1. Place of death
      1. We can only issue a death certificate if the death has been registered in Queensland.
      2. Deceased's name
      3. If one name, enter n/a
    2. Mother's details
    3. These details must be the mother's name as shown on the death certificate you are applying for.
      1. Maiden surname must be completed. The mother's maiden surname is the same as her surname or family name when she was born.
      2. This is the mother's surname or family name at the time of her birth. If the mother only has one name, enter n/a
      Father's/parent's details
      These details must be the father's/parent's name as shown on the death certificate you are applying for.
      1. If one name, enter n/a
    4. Order details
      1. Proof of ID documents must be submitted by post or in person. Get your documents certified by a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person, if submitting by post.
      2. How will you submit your application and proof of ID? * Tick one option. View the proof of ID you will need to provide

        In person at:

          1. (Additional choices when not submitting proof of ID at the RBDM counter in Brisbane)
            Priority * Tick one option
            These timeframes start from when we receive your required documents by post or in person.
          2. Type of post * Australia Post delivery timeframes
          3. Ensure the safe delivery of your certificate

            You have changed the type of post. We value identity protection, therefore we recommend that you choose registered post so that the delivery of your certificate can be tracked and delivered to you securely.

          4. Type of certificate * What type of death certificate would you like to order?
              1. The total cost is:

            • PoppiesSoldier

              You have selected the Poppies commemorative certificate.

              Choose one of the commemorative death certificate designs and select 'Order'

      1. (If you chose 'Another person's' above)
        • You may need to give us more supporting documents. Check the certificate access policy.
      2. Your name
        1. If one name, enter n/a
      3. The home address details are the house or street address on your proof of ID that you send to us with your completed application.
        1. Your home address
      4. How would you like to pay for your order? *
      5. (If you chose 'Bank or business account cheque, cash or money order' above)
        • Is your postal address different to your home address? *
      6. (If you chose 'Yes' above)
        1. Your postal address
      7. Before I complete my application *

        Remember

        You will need to submit your application and proof of ID documents to us by post or in person to finalise your order.

    We can only issue a death certificate if the death has been registered in Queensland

    See a list of interstate and overseas registry offices.

    We cannot send you a death certificate until you have authority, check the certificate access policy

    Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
    International +61 7 3405 0985 (+10 hours UTC)

    (Phone lines open Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm)

    *Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.

    We cannot send you a death certificate until you can prove your identity

    Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
    International +61 7 3405 0985 (+10 hours UTC)

    (Phone lines open Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm)

    *Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.

    Privacy notice
    The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is collecting your personal information for the purpose of processing your application for death certificates under section 29 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 and Surrogacy Act 2010. The information on this form may be provided to law enforcement agencies and to government and nongovernment agencies for verification of the data. Access to this information or a certificate may be granted to any person who has adequate reason to obtain it, or who meets the requirements of the access policy.