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

Postal lodgment of documents with NSW LRS

The Real Property Regulation 2014 states that dealings must be lodged in the approved manner and be accompanied by the relevant fee. In order to maintain priority, dealings are required to be lodged by hand, by you or your representative, with NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS), Level 30, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney between the hours of 8.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. Photographic identity documentation may be required from someone lodging on your behalf.

Industry professionals and business entities are not eligible to lodge documents by post with NSW LRS.

A private individual living outside the Sydney metropolitan area who has difficulty lodging dealings in the approved manner may lodge their dealings by mail provided the dealings are:

  • one of the prescribed dealings listed as acceptable by post - see Dealings acceptable to be lodged by post page
  • lodged in order for registration together with the correct lodgment fee and
  • accompanied by a letter explaining the circumstances as to why they cannot be lodged by hand.

Priority cannot be guaranteed with postal lodgment

If your documents are accepted for lodgment by post and are not in order for registration, either you or your representative may be required to attend NSW LRS to uplift the documents and make necessary alterations. It is recommended you refer to the Registrar General’s Guidelines website or seek legal advice to ensure your dealings are in order.

Current lodgment fees

The current lodgment fee must be paid at lodgment - see schedule of fees.

Lodging documents by post

If you are eligible to lodge your documents by post, registered mail is recommended. Post documents to:

Postal Lodgment Officer
NSW Land Registry Services
GPO Box 15
Sydney NSW 2001

A cheque or money order for the prescribed lodgment fees should be posted with your documents, made payable to NSW Land Registry Services. Please ensure you include your name and address for return of documents.

All new Certificates of Title that are issued as a consequence of a dealing accepted for postal lodgment are returned by registered mail.

Lodging documents by hand

You or your representative must lodge documents at:

NSW Land Registry Services
Level 30
175 Liverpool Street
Sydney NSW

NSW LRS business hours are 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Powers of Attorney

Powers of attorney are registered with NSW Land Registry Services, Sydney. Anyone can lodge it for registration – either you, your attorney or someone else. Private individuals outside the Sydney Metropolitan area only can post powers of attorney. For more information see the Powers of Attorney fact sheet (PDF 272.6 KB)

Plan lodgments

Deposited plans, strata plans and community plans can be lodged by hand at NSW LRS, Level 30, 175 Liverpool Street Sydney NSW. Plans cannot be lodged by post with NSW LRS.

However, many plans are suitable for electronic lodgment through ePlan.