Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

47 Manner of notification of death

(1)

A person notifying a Registrar of a death shall do so—

(a)

by completing and signing the standard form and giving, sending, or posting it to the Registrar; or

(b)

by sending the prescribed information relating to the death to the Registrar by an electronic means approved by the Registrar-General.

(2)

Subject to subsection (3), a person who completes and signs the standard form and posts it to the Registrar shall be deemed to do so at the time the form would be received by the Registrar in the normal course of post.

(3)

Where—

(a)

any person has notified a Registrar of a death by completing and signing the standard form and sending or posting it to a Registrar; but

(b)

it has not arrived or has been lost or destroyed,—

a Registrar may authorise the person, or any other person required by any of sections 42 to 45 to notify a Registrar of the death, to do so as if the form had never been sent or posted; and in that case the person concerned may do so.

Section 47(1)(a): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).

Section 47(2): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).

Section 47(3)(a): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).