Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2020-21

The Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2020-21 was tabled on 17 February, 2022.  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

Full Annual Report

QFCC Deaths children young people Qld 2020–21 Accessible.PDF (PDF, 3.83 MB)

Sections of the Annual Report

Cover contents acknowledgements foreword (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Executive summary (PDF, 372.25 KB)

Key findings factsheets

All child deaths 2020-21 fact sheet (PDF, 296.59 KB)
Children known to child protection system 2020-21 fact sheet (PDF, 251.22 KB)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 2020-21 fact sheet (PDF, 281.44 KB)
Drowning facts and figures 2020-21 (PDF, 323.72 KB)

17-year data tables

17-year summary tables.XLSX (XLSX, 121.46 KB)

Inter-jurisdictional comparisons

Australia and New Zealand child death statistics 2019 (PDF, 578.52 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.