5.3 Coroners Court

The coroner will consider requests for media coverage, or access to information on inquests, in the same way as other courts. Generally speaking, coronial hearings are open to the public.

Media may publish any information that they hear except in relation to a suicide. The Coroners Act 2006 restricts details relating to a suicide from being made public without a coroner's permission. Only the name and age of the deceased may be made public before the publication of a coroner's finding. After a coroner's finding (if any) has been released, only the name, address and occupation of the person concerned and the fact that the coroner found the death to be a suicide can be made public without a coroner's permission.

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