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

Statutory declarations sworn outside NSW

Statutory declarations sworn outside the state of New South Wales must be sworn in accordance with the provisions of the local legislation see section 169 of the Conveyancing Act 1919.

If you need to make a statutory declaration that concerns a state, territory or country, please visit the relevant authority’s website for further information.

Commonwealth or ACT

Attorney-General's Department

www.comlaw.gov.au - Commonwealth legislation

www.legislation.act.gov.au - ACT legislation

Declarations made under the Commonwealth legislation, Statutory Declarations Act 1959, should only be used in relation to Commonwealth legislation, however, NSW LRS will accept them.


Department of Justice 

www.legislation.vic.gov.au - Victorian legislation


Department of Justice and Attorney-General

www.legislation.qld.gov.au - Queensland legislation

Western Australia

Department of the Attorney-General

www.slp.wa.gov.au - Western Australian legislation

South Australia

Attorney - General's Department

www.legislation.sa.gov.au - South Australian legislation


Department of Justice

www.thelaw.tas.gov.au - Tasmanian legislation

Northern Territory

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

www.dcm.nt.gov.au/strong_service_delivery/supporting_government/current_northern_territory_legislation_database - Northern Territory legislation

New Zealand

Ministry of Justice

www.legislation.govt.nz - New Zealand legislation

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

www.legislation.gov.hk - Hong Kong legislation


Attorney General's Chambers

http://statutes.agc.gov.sg - Singapore legislation

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

www.legislation.gov.uk - United Kingdom legislation 


See our fact sheet What is a statutory declaration? (PDF 196.4KB) for information on statutory declarations made in New South Wales.