On 11 October 2021, the Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021 commenced, which abolished the Certificates of Title (CTs) and the control of the right to deal (CoRD) framework. All existing CTs have been cancelled and CTs will no longer be issued. Existing CTs will not need to be produced, and CoRD holder consent will not be required, for a dealing or plan to be registered. All existing Guidelines subject to this change are currently being reviewed and will be updated to reflect these changes. For further information regarding the abolition of CTs, please see https://www.registrargeneral.nsw.gov.au/property-and-conveyancing/eConveyancing/abolition-of-certificates-of-title

Revocation of a power of attorney


A principal may revoke a power of attorney at any time.  The revocation does not have to be registered to be effective, however the donor must notify the attorney of such revocation and be able to prove so if required.  See s47 Powers of Attorney Act 2003.

See renunciation by the attorney page.

There is no prescribed form for a revocation of power of attorney.

A document revoking a power of attorney must state:

  • the name of the principal (the name of the attorney is optional)
  • the date of the power of attorney if not registered
  • the registered number of the power of attorney if registered
  • the date of the revocation and
  • the words "hereby revoke".

The original power of attorney is not required.

Lodgment requirements

Stamp duty - Required if executed:

  • before 13.2.1990 or
  • on or after 13.2.1990 and before 1.7.1998 and drawn in the form of a deed.

If not marked Registration insisted upon, is prohibited.

Not required if executed:

  • on or after 13.2.1990 and before 1.7.1998 and not drawn in the form of a deed or
  • on or after 1.7.1998.

Registration copy - Required. If unacceptable, Registration insisted upon is prohibited.

Statement of Title Particulars form - Not required.

NOS form - Not required.

Index Particulars form (completion)

(A) Lodging Party - Must be completed.

(B) Instrument - Power of Attorney - Revocation of

(C) Locality - Not required.

Link Conveyance - Not required.

Principal Deed - The affected power of attorney if registered.

(D) Indexing - The principal.

(E) Certification - Required.

Document requirements 

Date: must be dated with the date of execution. If not dated advise the lodging party. If a date is not furnished, indicate Registration insisted upon and include the reason.

Name: the full names (initials are acceptable) of the principal is required. Advise the lodging party of any discrepancies in names.

Operative clause: "... hereby revoke...".

Principal Deed:  required.  The number of the power of attorney as stated in the revocation must be identical to the number stated on the IPF.

Execution:  by the principal.  The attorney does not have to sign.

Attestation: required. Must be witnessed by a person of 18 years of age or older who is not a party to the document.

IPF: must be completed.

Staff processing information

See a revocation by less than all of the attorneys page.

A revocation of an unregistered power of attorney must be entered under the General Frame, ie code "G", with a Noting: "Revocation of unregistered power of attorney dated ...".  Enter the donor as a Vendors entry.

CA Not required


Locality: nil.

Link Conveyance: nil.

Principal Deed: the registered power of attorney.

Noting: nil.

V: the principal and any variations thereof.

P: nil.