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

Acceptable symbols

Certain common symbols and conventions shown on the face of the plan in respect of the survey definition are set out below.

Plans lodged for registration in NSW LRS should comply with Clauses 27, 28 and 68 Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017. See also Schedule 5 Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 'Conventional symbols and signs'.

Boundary mark Boundary Mark

May be a peg, drill hole, nail, lockspit etc. Should only be shown on the plan where a boundary mark has been found or placed at that location (eg not at each bend in a traverse etc). See Clause 28, Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017.

Reference mark Reference Mark

May be a drill hole (with wings), concrete block, galvanised iron pipe, marked tree etc. See Clause 27, Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017.

Permanent Mark Permanent Survey Mark

Must be of a type specified in Schedule 4 Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017. A sketch plan showing the position and MGA co-ordinates of a new Permanent Survey Mark must be forwarded to the Surveyor General within two months of placement.

Trig station Trigonometrical Station

This symbol may also be used for Bench Marks which are not Permanent Survey Marks. The origin of the Bench marks must be stated on the plan.

Vinculum Vinculum

Links two (or more) separate parts of a parcel. Each part must be fully dimensioned and have a separate area (along with a total area for the lot). Vinculums are not used across reserved roads within a parcel and shown defined by broken lines.