Role statement - Coroners Court of Victoria

Coroners Court of Victoria

The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) is established under the Coroners Act 2008 to independently investigate when, where, how and why an unexpected death occurred and identify opportunities to prevent similar deaths from occurring in the future. In times of emergency, CCOV is a member agency of the State Disaster Victim Identification Committee. A coroner is responsible for the identification of deceased, and coordination of family support where ante mortem interviews are required to establish the identity of the deceased. CCOV works closely with VIFM and VicPol in times of emergency. 


Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Contribute to reducing preventable deaths and fires through the findings of coronial investigations of deaths and fires, and the make recommendations to promote public health and safety

1.4, 2.1, 21.5

Support the management of deceased persons (coronial) by maintaining contractual arrangements and associated performance standards with transport of deceased service providers  1.4

Response (including Relief)

Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Lead Response Support Agency (RSA) for the functional area of coronial services

Table 10: Support agencies for response

Exercise as necessary the coroner’s statutory powers to investigate the scene of a reportable death or fire  

8.1, 8.3

Commence the coronial investigation process  

3.1, 8.1

Facilitate the transportation of deceased persons to a coronial mortuary

8.4, 8.5, 14.5


Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Lead agency to identify deceased persons and determine the cause and circumstances of death


Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) to assist VIFM in supporting the bereaved

20.7Table 15: Recovery coordination: Social environment

Assurance and Learning

For assurance and learning activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.