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

Subdivision certificates

General requirements 

The Administration Sheet of a new deposited plan must incorporate a Subdivision Certificate or an appropriate exemption.

Plans requiring Subdivision Certificate

It is the policy of NSW LRS that any plan that creates new boundaries for separate use or occupation constitutes a subdivision of the existing parcel.

Plans exempt from Subdivision Certificate 

Plans can be exempt for various purposes including consolidation, survey information only and other purposes.

Statutory consent authorities

Certain statutory authorities, by provision in their respective Acts, are declared to be the consent authority for land within their control.

De-facto subdivision

The provision (since repealed) for NSW LRS to register, without council's approval, plans showing the division of land by devise, road severance or the erection of buildings and occupations.


For more information for Plans and Titling contact plan-info@nswlrs.com.au