reynolds funerals melbourne coroner

Coronial Services & Registration of Death

At Reynolds Funerals we often find that families are unsure if and when the state coroner will be involved so I hope this post provides a clear explanation for you. If a person has died from an accidental, unknown, unnatural or violent cause or during/following a medical procedure, the death will be reported to the state coroner. The purpose of coronial services is not only to determine the cause of death but also to establish the identity of the deceased person, determine if an inquest is required and assist with the prevention of future deaths. If the death is reportable to the coroner, the deceased will be transferred directly to their facilities rather than to the funeral director.

Families are also uncertain about the process required to obtain the Death Certificate. Reynolds Funerals will apply to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for the official Death Certificate on behalf of the family. This certificate is required to finalise the affairs of the deceased person and can take several weeks to be issued by the registry. The information required to complete this application will be gathered when we meet with the family to arrange the funeral.

If you have any questions relating to this post, please contact Reynolds Funerals on 9579 2020.