When someone dies, you will need to provide information to your funeral director so they can register the death.

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.

Death certificate

A death certificate is the official copy of information we hold on the register about a person who has died.
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