The NCIS welcomes media enquiries for statistics on coronial data.

The following resources are available now:

Coronial data

The coronial process

The primary role of the coroner is to establish the identity of the deceased person, determine the cause of death, and, where appropriate, make recommendations with the aim of preventing similar deaths in the future.

The coronial process varies in each jurisdiction. For a list of coroner’s court websites, see links.

Non-fatal data

The NCIS contains data about fatalities. It does not contain data about non-fatal injuries.

Data requests

The NCIS Unit can prepare data reports for the media upon request. NCIS data reports present aggregate, statistical data based on the specifications of the request. Data reports do not contain identifying information and the NCIS unit reserves the right to group certain data breakdowns to ensure the information is sufficiently de-identified.

About the data 

The NCIS Unit’s ability to report on recent data is influenced by the duration of the coronial process and the time taken to finalise cases. The NCIS Unit currently reports on national data up until 31 December 2016.

For more information on NCIS data, see about the data.


There is a cost recovery fee for the provision of a data report. The service is charged at an hourly rate of A$150 (excluding GST). A quote will be provided prior to any work being commenced by the NCIS Unit.


Report preparation and approval can take a minimum of four weeks from quote acceptance.

The release of all data reports is subject to the approval of the relevant State or Chief Coroner(s). The NCIS Unit facilitates this approval process.

Seeking comment in relation to coronial data

The NCIS Unit does not provide comment or advice on any perceived mortality trends.