Change your name in the land register

If you are a registered land owner and you change your name you should tell the Land Titles Office. 

You can prepare the form yourself or use the services of a professional like a licensed conveyancing agent or solicitor. 

How to apply

Follow these steps:

Step 1. Print out the application to note change of name form on one piece of paper using double sided printing.

Step 2. Fill in the form.

Step 3. Sign the original form in front of a qualified witness who will add their signature.

Step 4. Provide proof of the change of name and a statutory declaration in some cases. 

Proof of change of name can be one of the following:

  • original birth or marriage certificate issued by a Births, Deaths and Marriages office
  • an original change of name certificate or instrument issued by a Births, Deaths and Marriages office
  • an original current passport
  • or for a company name change, a certified copy of the certificate of change of name where the certificate is issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Further proof of the name change may be requested by staff at the Land Titles Office.

Step 5. You must also return in person or by post your original title certificate if you have had one issued with your original application form and evidence of the name change to your nearest Land Titles Office.

All original identity documents will be sighted and returned to you.

If you are posting your application, please include a self addressed return registered envelope so your identity documents can be returned to you.

Change back to your maiden name

If you are separated or divorced, you will need to provide your original marriage certificate and your original birth certificate with your application form.

You may also need a statutory declaration to confirm the details of the change.

If your title certificate is with a bank

You will need to ask your bank or financial institution to produce this certificate to the Land Titles Office when you file your application. 

Your bank or financial institution may charge a fee to do this.

How to get a new title certificate

The Land Titles Office does not automatically issue you with a new certificate when you apply to change your name on title. 

Follow these steps:

Step 1. Print out the request to issue certificate as to title form on one piece of paper using double sided printing.

Step 2: Fill in the application form. 

Step 3. All land owners must sign the original form in front of a qualified witness who will also sign the form. 

Step 4. Submit this form at the same time you submit your application to change your name form. 

For more information contact your nearest Land Title Office.

Last updated: 27 June 2017