Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Office of the NSW State Coroner

The State Coroner oversees and coordinates coronial services in NSW, and is assisted by the Deputy State Coroners. The State Coroner and Deputy State Coroners are all magistrates. Every Local Court magistrate is also a coroner, and may be assisted by an Assistant Coroner.

1988 - 1992

Glebe Coroner's Court


The former NSW State Coroner’s Court and Morgue building on Parramatta Road, Glebe, functioned as the centre of coronial justice in the state for 48 years, and tens of thousands of Sydney’s unexplained deaths, accidents, fires, explosions and missing persons were investigated there. The building housing two coroner’s courts and offices on the top floor and the morgue, refrigeration room and laboratory on the bottom floor, and from 1971  the Department of Forensic Medicine since 1971. In December 2018 it was replaced by a new facility in Lidcombe.