Death Certificates are issued by the New South Wales' Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. If you choose one of our funeral services, we will inform the Registry within 7 days of the burial or cremation and they will provide a formal Death Certificate.

Applications for a copy of a Death Certificate can only be made at the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and must be accompanied by at least three forms of identification to ensure your privacy and that information is only released to those who are entitled to it.

When arranging a funeral with Ann Wilson Funerals, our experienced funeral directors will take care of all the forms.

Your funeral director will ask you for the information required and will register the death after the funeral has taken place. Here are the questions you will be asked to answer about the person who has died to complete the registration application. It may help to have their birth and marriage certificates available to give you this information.

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of death (full address of hospital or residence)
  • Residential address
  • Occupation during working life
  • Place of birth (city and country)
  • Marital status at time of death
  • All marriages (place of marriage – city, state & country, full name of spouse, age at the time of marriage)
  • Parents’ names and occupations, including mother’s maiden name
  • Children’s names, dates of birth and ages 
  • Your relationship to the deceased

It's important to know the Death Certificate is different from the Cause of Death certificate which is provided by a hospital or doctor. The Cause of Death certificate cannot be used in place of the Death Certificate.