A coronial death is one where there is a suspicion as to cause of death, a need to identify the deceased, a death of unknown cause or a violent or unnatural death. In more recent times coronial deaths have also included deaths which occur in institutions, including prisons and aged care facilities. In Australia, coronial investigations account for 10-15% of all recorded deaths.

Further information

http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/courts/coroners-court/reportable-deaths

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/ca2003120/s8.html