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Registrar's Requirements for Paper Conveyancing Transactions

The Registrar of Titles determined Version 7 of the Registrar's Requirements for Paper Conveyancing Transactions under section 106A of the Transfer of Land Act 1958.

Version 7 of the Registrar's Requirements for Paper Conveyancing Transactions comes into operation on 11 July 2019, effective as set out in the Registrar's Requirements for Paper Conveyancing Transactions.

Version 7 contains the following substantive amendments:

  • exempt an officer of State Trustees Ltd from verification of identity requirements;
  • for lawyers, conveyancers, authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and other subscribers to an Electronic Lodgment Network (ELN), require all Instruments available in an ELN on 1 August 2019 to be lodged electronically;
  • for lawyers, conveyancers, authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and other subscribers to an Electronic Lodgment Network (ELN), require all Instruments available in an ELN on 1 October 2019 to be lodged electronically;
  • require plans and surveys to be submitted in SPEAR;
  • require owners corporation information to be submitted using the Excel spreadsheet available in SPEAR.

Registrar's Requirements Version 7 (DOCX, 871.2 KB)

Registrar's Requirements Version 7 (changes marked) (DOCX, 873.4 KB)

The Registrar of Titles previously determined and published Version 6 of the Registrar's Requirements for Paper Conveyancing Transactions in January 2019, Version 5 in August 2018, Version 4 in December 2017, Version 3 in April 2017, Version 2 in March 2017 and Version 1 in September 2015.

Version 6

Registrar's Requirements Version 6 (DOCX, 863.7 KB)
Registrar's Requirements Version 6 (changes marked) (DOCX, 873.0 KB)

Version 5

Registrar’s Requirements Version 5 (DOCX, 936.7 KB)
Registrar's Requirements Version 5 (changes marked) (DOCX, 938.9 KB)

Version 4

Registrar’s Requirements Version 4 (DOCX, 924.6 KB)
Registrar's Requirements Version 4 (changes marked) (DOCX, 937.4 KB)

Version 3

Registrar's Requirements Version 3 (DOCX, 926.5 KB)
Registrar's Requirements Version 3 (changes highlighted) (DOCX, 866.7 KB)

Version 2

Registrar's Requirements Version 2 (DOCX, 899.8 KB)
Registrar's Requirements Version 2 (changes highlighted) (DOCX, 901.3 KB)

Version 1

Registrar's Requirements Version 1 (PDF, 258.6 KB)
Registrar's Requirements Version 1 (DOCX, 518.0 KB)


SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network Participation Rules

On 21 January 2019 the Registrar of Titles determined Version 2 of the SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network Participation Rules under section 23 of the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Victoria).

Version 2 of the SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network Participation Rules was published on 24 January 2019 and takes effect on 25 February 2019.

In determining Version 2 of the SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network Participation Rules, the Registrar adopted, where applicable, the model participation rules developed and approved by the Australian Registrars' National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC).

SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network Participation Rules Version 2 (DOCX, 570.8 KB)
SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network Participation Rules Version 2 (changes marked) (DOCX, 583.6 KB)

The Registrar of Titles previously determined and published Version 1 of the SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network Participation Rules in April 2017.

Version 1

SPEAR Electronic Lodgment Network Participation Rules Version 1 (DOCX, 590.5 KB)

National electronic conveyancing - Operating Requirements and Participation Rules

On 21 January 2019 the Registrar of Titles determined Version 5 of both the Operating Requirements and Participation Rules for electronic conveyancing under section 22 and section 23 respectively of the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Victoria).

Version 5 of the Operating Requirements and Participation Rules was published on 24 January 2019 and takes effect on 25 February 2019.

In determining Version 5 of the Operating Requirements and Participation Rules, the Registrar adopted the model operating requirements and model participation rules developed and approved by the Australian Registrars' National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC).

Operating Requirements Version 5 (DOCX, 1.2 MB)
Operating Requirements Version 5 (changes marked) (DOCX, 1.2 MB)

Participation Rules Version 5 (DOCX, 1.2 MB)
Participation Rules Version 5 (changes marked)

The Registrar of Titles previously determined and published Version 4 of the Operating Requirements and Participation Rules in April 2017, Version 3 in September 2015, Version 2 in May 2014 and Version 1 in April 2013.

Version 4

Operating Requirements Version 4 (DOCX, 1.3 MB)
Operating Requirements Version 4 (changes marked) (DOCX, 1.3 MB)

Participation Rules Version 4 (DOCX, 1.2 MB)
Participation Rules Version 4 (changes marked) (DOCX, 1.3 MB)

Version 3

Operating Requirements Version 3 (PDF, 318.6 KB)
Operating Requirements Version 3 (DOCX, 297.8 KB)

Participation Rules Version 3 (PDF, 288.0 KB)
Participation Rules Version 3 (DOCX, 258.4 KB)

Version 2

Operating Requirements Version 2 (PDF, 285.4 KB)
Operating Requirements Version 2 (DOC, 844.5 KB)

Participation Rules Version 2 (PDF, 346.5 KB)
Participation Rules Version 2 (DOC, 723.0 KB)

Version 1

Operating Requirements Version 1 (PDF, 190.6 KB)
Operating Requirements Version 1 (DOCX, 168.0 KB)

Participation Rules Version 1 (PDF, 160.5 KB)
Participation Rules Version 1 (DOCX, 166.6 KB)


Property information

A Guide to Property Values

The property sales statistics are based on figures from the Valuer-General Victoria. The guide can be requested free-of-charge. Snapshots featuring median sale prices for houses, units or vacant house blocks also available.

Victorian Property Sales Report

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Business Activity Report 2019-2020

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