The NCIS is committed to assisting researchers and death investigators to return comprehensive search results. Search guides are available below for general and topic based searching. Additional guides are available upon request.

Personalised training is available to all users. To arrange a session or discuss your needs, contact us at ncis@ncis.org.au.

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General search guide

Comprehensive introduction to searching the NCIS database
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Find a case

How to locate a specific case
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Age groups

How to search for cases based on the age group of the deceased
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Intentional self-harm

How to identify cases related to suicide and intentional self-harm
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Drug involvement in death

How to search for drug-related deaths
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Drowning and water

How to search for drowning deaths or water-related locations and activities
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Transport related

How to search for transport-related deaths including vehicle types
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Indigenous origin and ethnicity

How to search for cases where the deceased was of Indigenous origin
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Fire related

How to identify fire-related cases
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New Zealand general search guide

Comprehensive introduction to searching for New Zealand data
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If you need more help or advice on searching the database, contact us at ncis@ncis.org.au or call +61 3 9684 4442