Before we can transfer the deceased to the funeral home, the following must occur:
  • In the case of an expected or natural cause of death, a doctor will need to sign a Death Certificate.
  • If the death occurs at home, and had seen a doctor in the last 6 months, the family doctor should be called to issue the Death Certificate.
  • If the death occurs in a private hospital or nursing home, the nursing staff will contact the doctor for you. If someone dies in a public hospital, the attending doctor will issue the certificate.
  • For assistance of any kind, please call on us at: 1300 74 00 74.

If any of the following applies, you should first notify the police, who will then submit a report to the State Coroner:

  • The death was unexpected
  • The death was violent or clearly unnatural (murder or suicide; drug or poison related deaths)
  • The death was the result of an injury or accident (NOTE: this applies even if the death did not immediately follow The injury or accident)
  • The death may have resulted from a medical procedure that registered medical practitioner would not have expected to result in death
  • A Medical Certificate of Cause of Death is not likely to be signed, as a firm judgment about the cause of death cannot be made
  • The deceased had not seen a doctor in the last 6 months
  • The deceased cannot be identified
  • The death occurred in custody
  • The deceased was a resident at a mental health facility, according to the Mental Health Act 2007
  • Lady Anne Funerals is happy to liaise with the Coroner’s Department on your behalf. Simply call us after you have notified the police.
  • For assistance of any kind, please call on us at: 1300 74 00 74.
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