Digital reforms cancel out Certificates of Title

The NSW Government is introducing changes to transition the conveyancing process from paper to digital.
13-09-2021 |

The NSW Government is introducing changes to transition the conveyancing process from paper to digital. The‘eConveyancing’process willbe moresecure andefficient,andno longer rely on paper Certificates of Title.


This will simplify the settlement process and reduce the risk of delays when selling a property.
A person’s legal ownership details are recorded on the Torrens Register. This will continue to be the single source of truth forland ownership. The details recorded on the Register are guaranteed by the State.


From 11 October 2021 a Certificate of Title will no longer be a valid legal document and won't be needed for any land transaction.
The cancellation of Certificates of Title marks the final step for conveyancing in NSW becoming completely digital. Removing theneed for paper Certificates of Title to settle a property purchase will:

  • simplify the conveyancing process
  • reduce the risk of settlement delays
  • reduce the risk of errors and fraud in the conveyancing process.

Visit the Office of the Registrar General’s website for more information.