Deaths In Country Areas of West Australia

When a death that must be reported to the Coroner occurs in a country area, the investigation will usually be dealt with at one of the Regional Magistrates' Courts at Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Northam or South Hedland. For information relating to these deaths, ring the Coroner's Registrar at the relevant location. Coroner's Contact Details.

The majority of autopsies conducted on persons who have died in a country region are performed at the State Mortuary in Perth, however, there are instances when the autopsy is performed by a doctor in a country area. Arrangements for autopsies are conducted by the Registrar at the local Magistrates' Court. The investigation is conducted by a local police officer and the finding will be completed by a local magistrate who is also the Coroner.

Last updated: 15-Jan-2014

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