Information for families

iStock-479282538When the death of a relative or friend occurs suddenly, unexpectedly or in traumatic circumstances, it is a very painful experience. We want to offer our sincere condolences and let you know we are here to support you.

Please be assured that we will treat your relative or friend, and your family with respect, dignity and compassion. 

Naturally, most families will have no experience with a coronial investigation.

The Coroners Court  publishes a 
brochure which explains the initial steps after a death is reported to the Coroner, and will help guide you through the coronial process.

We have also outlined a number of resources below that may help during this difficult time.

What to expect

The NSW Coronial System
Post mortem information for families
Support for families
Funeral arrangements and obtaining documents 
Helpful contacts

Do you have other questions?

Please speak to your local police officer in charge or your assigned Forensic Medicine social worker if you have other questions at this time. 

We are here to help support you and wish to extend our sympathies.

If you or those close to you are struggling, a good place to seek help is through your local GP (doctor), who can refer you to a counsellor or psychologist if needed.

Contact Us

Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex
1A Main Ave, LIDCOMBE NSW 2141 (off Joseph Street)
Phone: 02 9563 9000

Coroners Court Lidcombe
1A Main Ave, LIDCOMBE NSW 2141 (off Joseph Street)
Phone: 02 8584 7777
lidcombe.coroners@justice.nsw.gov.au  

NSW Health Pathology’s Forensic Medicine service

Newcastle
Phone: 02 4935 9700

Sydney (Lidcombe)
Phone: 02 9563 9000

Wollongong
Phone:  02 4222 5466