Transfer (electronic)

A Transfer instrument is used to register the transfer of ownership of land to another person.

An electronic Transfer can be lodged currently for the following two scenarios:

  • Where it affects the whole of the land and all the registered proprietors; or
  • Transfer affects a proprietor's share in land 

The following transfers are not eligible to be lodged electronically (a paper Transfer form 01T should be used in these circumstances):

  • A transfer creating a life estate and estate in remainder.
  • Transfers to be lodged using forms other than the 01T Transfer forms, such as the Transfer Including Easement form 01TE.
  • Transfers affecting more than 20 Folios of the Register. 
  • Transfers requiring an attachment in order to be registered, such as a caveator’s consent, order of court, or Minister’s consent. 
  • Transfers that need to be executed by a person other than the registered proprietor, such as a court officer or by a guardian when a person's estate is subject to management under the NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009. ((Note transfers executed under a Power of Attorney are eligible to be lodged electronically). 
  • Transfers where land tax is required to be paid from settlement proceeds. (See Conveyancing Rules Waivers CR3/2018).
  • Transfers where funds from one financial settlement are required for another financial settlement (simultaneous settlement). (See Conveyancing Rules Waivers CR3/2018).
  • Transfers involved in a settlement that includes the transfer of a Water Access Licence. (See Conveyancing Rules Waivers CR3/2018).

An electronic Transfer requires:

For information to assist with completing a Transfer in PEXA, see PEXA guidance notes for Complete a Transfer page.