Registering A Death

The following information is legally required to be completed for the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in New South Wales when a death occurs. This information is generally provided to the funeral director at the time of making funeral arrangements.

  • Surname and given names
  • Surname at birth
  • Sex
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth (if born overseas, year of arrival in Australia)
  • Usual address
  • Main occupation during working life
  • Retired (yes or no)
  • Receiving a pension (yes or no). If yes what type of pension
  • Marriage particulars – for each marriage include;
    • Place of marriage (Church, Chapel, Park, etc.)
    • City / town of marriage
    • Age when married
    • Full name of spouse at time of marriage
  • Children – for each child include;
    • Full name
    • Date of birth
    • Sex
    • Alive, Still Born, Deceased
  • Full names of parents including parent’s surnames at birth
  • Parent’s working occupations


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