Who can witness your land titles form

When you sign a form from a Land Titles Office in the Northern Territory (NT) you need a qualified witness for your signature. 

There are different qualified witnesses you must use if you are currently in the NT, interstate or in another country. 

If you're in the NT

All of the following are qualified to witness your signature in the NT: 

  • accountants
  • branch or lending manager of a bank, building society or credit union
  • chief executive officer of an NT local government council
  • Commissioner of Oaths
  • headmaster or principal of an NT school
  • Justice of the Peace
  • legal practitioner
  • licensed conveyancing agent
  • licensed real estate agent
  • licensed surveyor
  • medical practitioner
  • member or officer of a police force
  • pharmacist
  • postmaster or manager of a post office.

If you're interstate

If you're outside the NT at the time you are signing the form you can get any of the following people to witness your signature: 

  • accountants
  • branch or lending manager of a bank, building society or credit union
  • Commissioner of Declarations
  • Commissioner of Oaths
  • Commissioner for taking Affidavits
  • deputy registrar of titles
  • deputy registrar-general  
  • headmaster or principal of a school
  • Justice of the Peace
  • legal practitioner
  • licensed conveyancing agent
  • licensed real estate agent
  • licensed surveyor
  • medical practitioner
  • member or officer of a police force
  • Notary Public
  • pharmacist
  • postmaster or manager of a post office
  • Recorder of Titles
  • Registrar of Titles
  • Registrar-General
  • town clerk or chief executive officer of a local government council.

If you're in another Commonwealth country

If you are overseas in a Commonwealth country, you can get any of the following people to witness your signature on an NT Land Titles form:

  • Australian Consular officer
  • Australian Diplomatic officer
  • Consular official who is authorised to administer an oath
  • British Diplomat or Consular agent
  • Notary Public.

Go to the Commonwealth website to find a list of Commonwealth countries. 

If you're not in a Commonwealth country

If you're overseas in a non-Commonwealth country you can have your signature witnessed by any of the following approved people:

  • British Diplomat or Consular agent
  • Consular official
  • Notary Public.

For more information, contact a Land Titles office.

Last updated: 27 June 2017