Data is collected for all maternal deaths (up to and including 42 days post partum) occurring in each state or territory.
Data collection commenced from 1 January 2013. Retrospective data for 2006-2012 has also been provided by most jurisdictions.

Late maternal deaths (occurring from 43 days postpartum up to and including 365 days post partum) are optional and can be supplied if the state/territory wishes to do so.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1/1/2006 to 31/12/2017

Geographical coverage

National and state

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding.

Data scope

Data is collected for all maternal deaths (up to and including 42 days postpartum) occurring in the state or territory.
Data are also requested on late maternal deaths (occurring from 43-365 days after end of pregnancy) where available.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

National Maternal Mortality Data Collection, 2017; Quality Statement

External links and information

Maternal deaths in Australia annual web report

Maternal deaths in Australia 2012–2014

Maternity Information Matrix


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