On request, the NCIS can prepare data reports for the media. NCIS data reports present aggregate, statistical data based on the specifications of the request. Data reports do not contain identifying information and the NCIS reserves the right to group certain data breakdowns to ensure the information is sufficiently de-identified.
The NCIS publishes mortality data in NCIS Fact Sheets. Data included in NCIS Fact Sheets is available for citation in media reports. Topics of past data reports have included the number of Intentional Self-Harm Deaths by Occupation and Drowning Fatalities among Children in Australia and New Zealand.
For specific data requirements, the NCIS can provide a customised report on request. To submit a request, please complete the Data Request Form.
The release of all data reports is subject to the approval of the relevant State or Chief Coroner. The NCIS will facilitate the approval process on behalf of the requestor.
There is a cost recovery fee for the provision of a data report. The service is charged at an hourly rate of $165 (inc GST) and a quote will be provided prior to commencement of any work by the NCIS. Report preparation and approval can take up to three weeks from acceptance of the quote, dependent on the complexity of the request.
All queries from media organisations should be directed to Sheree Argento at the Strategic Communication Branch of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, Victoria.
Phone: +61 3 8684 0324