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

Religious bodies

The following religious bodies are regulated by Acts of Parliament and have the power to deal with land in the usual manner (for change of trustees, execution requirements etc refer to the Baalman And Wells, Land Titles Office Practice, Lawbook Co. 2001 reference):

  • A body corporate incorporated under: the Anglican Church of Australia Trust Property Act 1917, see Baalman And Wells, Land Titles Office Practice, Lawbook Co. 2001 [171.150]
  • The Churches of Christ, Scientist, Incorporation Act 1962, see [1.350]
  • TheRoman Catholic Church Trust Property Act 1936, see [171.900]
  • The Roman Catholic Church Communities Lands Act 1942, see [171.900]
  • Baptist Churches of New South Wales Property Trust, see [171.250]
  • The Church of Christ Property Trust, see [171.300]
  • Coptic Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust, see [171.400]
  • Fellowship of Congregational Churches (NSW), see [171.500]
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust, see [171.550]
  • Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East Property Trust, see [171.600]
  • Macedonian Orthodox Church Property Trust, see [171.650]
  • Methodist Church of Samoa in Australia Property Trust; see [171.700]
  • The Presbyterian Church (NSW) Property Trust, see [171.750]
  • The Reorganised Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (NSW) Property Trust, see [171.850]
  • The trustees of a Roman Catholic Community, see [171.900]
  • The trustees of the Roman Catholic Church (for any diocese), see [171.900]
  • Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in Australia and New Zealand Property Trust; see [171.950]
  • The Salvation Army (NSW) Property Trust, see [172.100]
  • The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW), see [172.150]
  • Uniting Church Council of Mission Trust Association (formerly the Methodist Overseas-Mission Trust Association, see [172.150]
  • The Uniting Church (NSW) Trust Association (formerly the Methodist Trust Association, see [172.150].

An ACN or ARBN is not required for a religious body.