National Coronial Information System (NCIS)

The National Coronial Information System (NCIS) was launched in 2000 as a resource for the collection, storage and access of coronial data. Data is sourced from all coronial jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand about all reportable deaths, i.e. accidental, unexpected or unexplained deaths that have been referred to the coroner. This data also includes cases of suicide.

The NCIS is a voluntary data sharing collaboration between coroners courts from each Australian state and territory, and New Zealand. Information contained on the NCIS is prepared by, and belongs to, the respective coroners court from each of these jurisdictions. Data contained in the NCIS enables coroners, their staff, public sector agencies, researchers and other agencies to obtain evidence to inform death and injury prevention activities.

The NCIS publish factsheets to provide evidence-based information on various public interest topics and may be cited in media reports.

Approved users such as death investigators or third-party researchers with an ethically approved research project can apply for direct access to NCIS data. For a fee, the NCIS can prepare data reports presenting aggregate statistical data for organisations and the media. Request an NCIS data report.

National Coronial Information System