A Death Certificate is a document produced by the state government that acts as an official identification document for when someone passes away.
In the ACT, Access Canberra handle the registration of a death. Their records stretch back to 1930. Prior to 1930 the registration of a death was managed by the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The Death Certificate is an important document that you will need for legal and financial reasons, as evidence of your loved one’s passing. Generally speaking, it can take several weeks from the time the Death Registration Application form is completed to receive the final document.
When arranging a funeral with Tobin Brothers a Guardian Funeral Provider, our experienced funeral directors will take care of all the forms.
Your funeral director will ask you for the information required and will register the death after the funeral has taken place. Here are the questions you will be asked to answer about the person who has died to complete the registration application. It may help to have their birth and marriage certificates available to give you this information.
It's important to know the Death Certificate is different from the Cause of Death certificate which is provided by a hospital or doctor. The Cause of Death certificate cannot be used in place of the Death Certificate.
If you would like to talk to one of our funeral directors to find out more information, please call Tobin Brothers, a Guardian Funeral Provider, on (02) 6295 2799 or submit an enquiry below and we will get back to you.