If a Victorian resident dies overseas, you usually don’t need to register the death in Victoria. The death should be registered in the country where the person died.
The Australian Government’s Smart Traveller pages give more information:
Note that a death will usually be registered in Victoria if the person died:
- In an aircraft during a flight to Victoria
- On board a ship making its way to Victoria.
Registering an overseas death in Victoria
Sometimes, an overseas death certificate is not legally recognised here. In some cases, an overseas death may be registered in Victoria. For further information, please contact us.
The death of a loved one can be a distressing time. Grief support services are available to help you.