Courts and Tribunals Tasmania

Coronial Division

Role Of The Coroner

The Coroner is required by law to inquire into all reportable deaths where a person:

1.       has died a violent, unnatural or unexpected death, or as a result of an injury or accident;

2.       has died during anesthesia or sedation or as a result of them and not due to natural causes;

3.       has died from an unknown cause and/or a medical practitioner will not issue a medical certificate as to cause of death;

4.       is a child under the age of 1 year and death was sudden and unexpected;

5.       was a person held in care or custody;

6.       was escaping from prison or police custody or an institution or while a prison officer or police office was attempting to detain that person;

7.       has died as a result of an accident or injury that occurs at, the deceased person's place of work, and does not appear to be of natural causes.

Procedures

Contact Details

Emergency Management Act 2006