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The Registrar of Titles has formalised requirements for verification of identity of parties to both electronic and paper conveyancing transactions. Verification of identity reduces the risks of identity fraud and unauthorised property transactions, and helps to ensure that the correct person is dealing with land.
All parties to a conveyancing transaction must have their identity verified. When a conveyancer or lawyer represents a client, the conveyancer or lawyer is responsible for verifying their client’s identity. A mortgagee must verify the identity of the mortgagor.
A non-represented party must have their identity verified by Australia Post.
The requirements for verification of identity can be found in:
Conveyancers, lawyers or mortgagees
If you are a conveyancer, lawyer or mortgagee, the following guides explain the Registrar's verification of identity requirements for all electronic instruments:
And for all paper instruments:
People not using a conveyancer or lawyer
If you are not represented by a conveyancer or lawyer and are required to sign a conveyancing instrument, you will need to have your identity verified at Australia Post. Please carefully read the guide and then complete the Australia Post form linked below.
Only this form can be used. When completed (but not signed), take it to an Australia Post Land Title ID Check express service post office only. These EIS post offices provide verification of identity services for Land Use Victoria.
Detailed information about completing the form and locating Australia Post Land Title ID Check express service post offices is in the guide.
Page last updated: 13/11/20