The Ryerson Index

This is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries. Currently there are 6.2+ million entries from 326 newspapers including major Australian capital city newspapers and numerous country titles.
TIP: Use this index and then access the original newspaper notice using Trove Digitised Newspapers or newspaper archives such as the Sydney Morning Herald Archives 1955-1995 and The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age : library edition 2006 to current