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New lodgment and search fees for land and water from 1 July 2022

On 1 July 2022, fees for lodging transactions at Land Use Victoria (LUV) will change. Some search fees will also increase.

The value of a fee unit, as announced by the Victorian Treasurer as part of the Victorian Government’s State Budget for 2022/2023 will increase to $15.29.

Updated, comprehensive fee listings and fee calculators for land transactions are now available at https://www.land.vic.gov.au/land-registration/fees-guides-and-forms/2022-23-fees

Fees for lodging transactions in the Water Register will be available soon at https://waterregister.vic.gov.au/about/forms-and-fees/fees.

End of financial year cut off times for lodging with LUV

Instruments received after the dates below may be charged the 2022/2023 fees. Please note the cut off times for the Generic residual documents ‘Record-Notice-Transfer of Land Act – Section 104’ (Generic Residual Document) in particular.

Processing cut off for end of financial year lodgments

Document delivery method

Cut off time/date

Instruments lodged digitally using PEXA or Sympli

30 June 2022

Instruments submitted using SPEAR*

2pm 30 June 2022

Generic Residual Documents – submitted using PEXA

15 June 2022

Instruments received by the Water Registrar by post

29 June 2022

*Customer must pay and lodge on 30 June 2022

Page last updated: 11/07/23