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Contents (1995 - 62)
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 23 October 2017 at 11:33)
Part 7 Division 1 Section 36
36   Deaths to be registered under this Act
(1)  If a person dies in the State, the death must be registered under this Act.
(2)  If a court1 orders the registration of a death, the death must be registered under this Act.
(3)  If a person dies:
(a)  in an aircraft during a flight to an airport in the State, or
(b)  on a ship during a voyage to a port in the State,
the death may be registered under this Act.
(4)  If a person who is domiciled or ordinarily resident in the State dies outside the Commonwealth, or a person dies outside the Commonwealth leaving property in the State, the death may be registered under this Act.
(5)  However, the Registrar is not obliged to register a death under subsection (3) or (4) if the death is registered under a corresponding law.
(6)  If a child is stillborn, the child’s death2 is not to be registered under this Part.
(7)  This section is subject to section 38.
Notes.
 1 The power to order registration of death may be exercised by courts of this State and also by courts of other States and the Commonwealth (see section 37).
2 ie the foetal death. A stillbirth is registered as a birth but not as a death.