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New lodgment and search fees for land and water from 1 July 2023

On 1 July 2023, 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 2023/2024 will increase to $15.90.

Updated, comprehensive fee listings and fee calculators for land transactions are now available. Read more on 2023-24 Fees.

Fees for lodging transactions in the Water Register will be available soon at the Victorian Water Register.

End of financial year cut off times for lodging with LUV

Instruments received after the dates below may be charged the 2023/2024 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 2023

Instruments submitted using SPEAR*

2pm 30 June 2023

Generic Residual Documents – submitted using PEXA

16 June 2023

Instruments received by the Water Registrar by post

28 June 2023

*Customer must pay and lodge on 30 June 2023

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Page last updated: 23/08/23