Coroners Court

About us


The State Coroner's Court in Lidcombe, Sydney, is the state headquarters for the coronial jurisdiction in NSW. The State Coroner oversees and coordinates coronial services in NSW, and is assisted by the Deputy State Coroners. The State Coroner and Deputy State Coroners are all magistrates. Every Local Court magistrate is also a coroner, and may be assisted by an Assistant Coroner.

Coroners in NSW investigate approximately 6,000 reportable deaths annually. Investigations into an average 3,500 deaths annually are coordinated through the Coroners Court in Lidcombe while investigations into a further 2,500 deaths annually are coordinated by coroners and assistant coroners in various rural and regional locations throughout NSW.

Coronial inquests (hearings) in the Sydney metropolitan area are generally conducted by the State Coroner or one of the Deputy State Coroners in the Coroner's Court at Lidcombe. The State Coroner and Deputy State Coroners also travel to regional courthouses to conduct inquests when required. In regional areas, an inquest may be conducted by the Local Court magistrate in his or her capacity as a coroner.

Read about the jurisdiction of the Coroner and what happens when the Coroner is involved. You can also check the list of upcoming inquests.