More information


For more information about managing the tax affairs of a deceased person, visit the ATO website.

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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.


Information iconBefore 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.

Supporting documents

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 appropriately certified. Documents that have been corrected or changed and initialled are not acceptable.

Information iconIf 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 appropriately certified copy.

  • The deceased person’s last will and testament
  • Letters of administration
  • Grant of probate

Information iconIf 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.



Additional documents

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