The NSW State Coroner's Court is responsible for coronial services in NSW. The role of the Coroner as outlined in the
Coroners Act 2009 is to determine the identity of the deceased and the date, place, manner and medical cause of death of the deceased. In order to fulfil this role, the Coroner relies on information obtained from pathologists, police personnel, general medical practitioners and specialist physicians. An inquest must be held by the State Coroner or one of the Deputy State Coroners if the person died while in custody (or temporarily absent from a correctional facility), while escaping or whilst attempting to escape from custody.
Corrective Services NSW is an interested party in the coronial proceedings into deaths in custody and seeks the permission of the Court to appear at the inquest.
The following links will take you to a website which is not under the control of Corrective Services NSW. CSNSW has no control over the nature, content and availability of that site and take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable, due to technical issues beyond CSNSW's control.
Go to the
Coroner's Court homepage. The State Coroner ensures that all deaths or suspected deaths are properly investigated. If necessary, an inquest into the death is held.
Search list of
Coronial findings and recommendations
Coroner's Annual Reports
Coroner's - Report by the NSW State Coroner into deaths in custody / police operations (Coroners Act 2009 Section 23).
Upcoming coronial inquests- This webpage is updated weekly with details of inquests to be heard the following week before the State Coroner and Deputy State Coroners.