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Electronic conveyancing (or eConveyancing) allows instruments and documents needed for property transactions to be digitally prepared, signed, settled and lodged.
Currently 2 approved electronic lodgement network operators (ELNOs) offer eConveyancing subscription services to financial institutions and legal practitioners:
For further information on how to subscribe, please contact the ELNOs. Transactions currently available are listed below. However, not all transactions are available through all ELNOs.
Benefits of eConveyancing
eConveyancing offers substantial benefits and efficiencies and will replace many of the paper and manual processes that are currently used in traditional property transactions.
Some of the benefits include:
- Confirmation of lodgement and registration - you will receive immediate confirmation of your lodgement and be notified once the transaction is complete
- Financial settlement - you can settle transactions in a secure environment and pay fees and disbursements
- Requisitions - checks and verifications built into the eConveyancing system should significantly reduce the number of requisitions
- Number of settlements - you can settle multiple transactions at the same time
Operating requirements and participation rules
Under the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Queensland), the Registrar of Titles can determine the requirements for electronic lodgement networks and their operators (operating requirements), and set rules for participation in the networks by subscribers such as legal practitioners and financial institutions (participation rules). In some circumstances, the Registrar can waive compliance with these requirements.
Refer to the following for more information:
- Participation rules for electronic conveyancing
- Operating requirements for electronic conveyancing
- Waivers for operating requirements
- Waivers for participation rules
- Electronic conveyancing compliance plan (PDF, 159KB)
The following transactions can be lodged using eConveyancing in Queensland, by one or more of the current ELNOs. Please check with each ELNO as to which transactions can be lodged through their networks.
Fee simple transfers
- to or from (as applicable) people, companies, trustees, personal representatives, State of Queensland, Commonwealth of Australia, charitable bodies, other organisations
- all tenancy types
- whole of the land, all lots on title (not timeshares or other undivided moieties)
- all of the registered owners (not mortgagee or council sale, not minors)
- for monetary consideration
- by way of a gift or natural love and affection
- due to retirement or appointment of a trustee
- due to desire to change tenancy
- mortgages over freehold land – whole of land and all of the owners
- releases of mortgages over freehold land – whole of land and all of the owners
- withdrawal of caveats
- priority notices
- extension of priority notices
- withdrawal of priority notices
- transmissions by death (probate obtained) – whole of the land
- Last reviewed: 19 May 2020
- Last updated: 19 May 2020