Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2019-20

The Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2019-20 was tabled on 17 March 2021.  The authorised electronic version of the annual report can be accessed on the Queensland Parliament website in the online tabled papers.

The QFCC collects, analyses and publishes information about child deaths to help prevent future deaths and serious injuries.  We work with researchers and other agencies to raise community awareness and develop prevention programs and policies.

We provide detailed child death data to researchers and organisations, at no cost - please email

key findings factsheets

All child deaths 2019-20 fact sheet.PDF (PDF, 302.56 KB)
Children known to the child protection system 2019-20.PDF (PDF, 250.59 KB)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 2019-20.PDF (PDF, 284.5 KB)

Full Annual Report

2019-20 CD Annual Report FINAL.PDF (PDF, 3.74 MB)

Sections of the Annual Report

cover contents acknowledgement foreword (PDF, 2.96 MB)
executive summary (PDF, 595.59 KB)
chapter 1 overview (PDF, 774.86 KB)
chapter 2 deaths from natural causes (PDF, 746.22 KB)
chapter 3 transport related deaths 0 (PDF, 708.79 KB)
chapter 4 drowning (PDF, 705.02 KB)
chapter 5 suicide (PDF, 750.44 KB)
chapter 6 fatal assault neglect (PDF, 666.46 KB)
chapter 7 sudden unexpected deaths in infancy (PDF, 741.83 KB)
chapter 8 child death prevention activities (PDF, 604.22 KB)

16-year data tables

16 year summary tables.XLSX (XLSX, 101.28 KB)

Inter-jurisdictional comparisons

Australia and New Zealand child death statistics 2018.PDF (PDF, 572.98 KB)

The materials presented on this site are provided by the Queensland Government for informational purposes only.  Users should note that the electronic versions of the annual report on this site is not recognised as the official or authorised version.  The official copy of the annual report, as tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland can be accessed from the Queensland Parliament's tabled papers website database.