Family history search
Use our free online search of births, deaths and marriages certificates dating back to 1788 to trace and build your family tree.
After a death
When someone dies, there can be pressure to make big decisions quickly. This guide provides information to help you make the right decisions for you.
Acting as an executor
A guide for people in NSW who have been made an executor in a will. It covers finding the will, finding assets, probate, working with beneficiaries, tax and distributing assets.
Notifying organisations of a death
You can notify multiple organisations of a death by visiting the Australian Death Notification Service website.
Beneficiaries search (section 50)
When a person dies without a will you can ask us to search our records to see if they have been recorded as a parent to any children. This is know as a section 50 search.
A death certificate is the official copy of information we hold on the register about a person who has died.