Victoria announces it is phasing out paper certificates of title

03 May 2024


3 May 2024 – Notice to Customers from Land Use Victoria


From 3 August 2024, all new Victorian certificates of title from the Register of land will be electronic.

Existing paper certificates of title will remain valid until they are next required for a conveyancing transaction.

What do these changes mean for land and property owners in Victoria?

  • Land and property owners do not need to do anything.

What do these changes mean for land and property transactions in Victoria?

  • There are no process changes for Subscribers in the Electronic Lodgment Network.
  • There will no longer be the option to select a paper certificate of title in the issuing instructions within a workspace. Instead, there already is the option to select the ‘Registrar of Titles’ to hold control of the eCT.
  • There are also two Administrative Notices that permit a Subscriber to request control of an eCT from the Registrar or transfer control to the Registrar.

To learn more about these changes, please visit the Land.Vic website for more information and common questions that may arise. The Guide to Certificates of Title and Administrative Notices for professionals will also be updated and released prior to August 2024.   

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If you have questions or require further assistance, please contact us. For queries relating to the phasing out of paper certificates of titles, please submit your enquiry with as much detail as possible using the online form provided by SERV.

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