When to use this online form
Use this form to officially notify the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) of a person’s death. If you are the executor or administrator
with grant of probate or letters of administration you can also use this form to add new contact details on the deceased person’s record.
Before you complete this form
Check that you:
- are able to attend an interview at one of the participating
Australia Post retail outlets,
- have the death certificate for the deceased person, and
- have the required additional supporting document if applicable before you continue with this form.
It can take up to 28 days after the interview to update the records.
When you attend your interview, you must provide the death certificate as a supporting document.
We will accept only current unaltered original documents, or copies that have been
Documents that have been corrected or changed and initialled are not acceptable.
If you do not provide an acceptable death certificate at your interview, your application summary will be
returned to you and your application will remain incomplete.
If you do not have the death certificate, phone the ATO on 13 28 61 – we may still be
able to add some information about the person’s death to our records over the phone.
Executors or administrators
You need to provide one of the following current supporting documents, in addition to the death certificate, stating you are the
executor or administrator of the deceased estate. It needs to be an original or
- The deceased person’s last will and testament
- Letters of administration
- Grant of probate
If you do not
provide grant of probate
or letters of administration
you will not
be recorded as an authorised contact on the deceased person’s record.
If your supporting document is in a different name, you will also need to provide one of the following documents, issued by an Australian State or Territory Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages:
- Updated birth certificate
- Name change certificate
- Marriage certificate