Our registry

Southport working in a team-based structure to support coronial investigations and to support the general functioning of the office.  It works collaboratively with its key coronial partner agencies, Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services, and the Queensland Police Service. The CCQ registry consists of five teams:


The Directorate leads the strategic planning of the court and provides executive leadership for the registry.

Business Services Team:

Supports the corporate governance and operation of the Court through finance, information technology, data collation, communications, information release, human resources, burials assistance and contract management functions.

Legal Services Team:

In-House lawyers (known as counsel assisting) assist coroners in their investigations by providing legal advice on case files, preparing matters for inquest, as well as appearing as counsel assisting at inquests.

Operations Team:

Comprises officers who work closely with coroners and liaise with families and other stakeholder to case manage coronial investigations. There are nine team-based coronial teams who support each of the coroners and registrars. There are three Coronial Support Coordinators who provide management support to Operational Services based on regional location and/or team.

Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Unit (DFVDRU):

Provides specialist advice and assistance to coroners in their investigation of domestic and family violence related homicides and suicides as well as deaths of children who were known to the child protection system prior to the death. The unit also provides secretariat support to the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board.