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Registering a death

In Queensland, you do not have to worry about registering a relative or friend who has passed away here. The funeral director will submit the death registration application form to us online through the eDeath registration system or by post, within 14 days.

If you choose to make the funeral arrangements for your relative or friend yourself, instead of using a funeral director, you should contact us for more information on the death registration process.

Where a relative or friend passes away overseas and needs to be registered you should contact the registry in the state or territory where they lived or owned property for more information.

How to apply for a death certificate

The funeral director will apply for a standard death certificate when they submit the death registration application form.

You can also apply for a death certificate yourself once the death is registered.

Contact us

Email bdm-mail@justice.qld.gov.au, we reply to online enquiries within 2 business days.

Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
International +61 7 3022 0001 (+10 hours UTC)

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

*Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.

More information

Read more about managing affairs after a death.