Before you begin

Before starting your application, make sure you have all the required information and supporting documents.

Evidence of the name change or correct name

You must supply documentary evidence of the change or correction of name (e.g. an original certificate of marriage or a birth certificate from the relevant registry of births, deaths and marriages).

A copy of the document is acceptable, provided it is a good quality photocopy of the original that has been either:

  • properly certified as a true copy of the original by a justice of the peace, commissioner for declarations or an Australian lawyer
    or
  • submitted in person at the time of lodgement, along with the original, at one of our Titles Registry offices or business centres. A departmental officer will compare the copy with the original, then return the original to you immediately.

Alternatively, where the evidence has been previously produced to the Titles Registry, the dealing number of the registered instrument under which the evidence has been deposited should be stated in the relevant item of the Titles Registry form.

Certification requirements for supporting evidence

If submitting a certified copy, the certification must be signed by the justice of the peace, commissioner for declarations or Australian lawyer and identify the full name and qualification/registration number of the certifying officer.

If the original document has more than 1 page, the certifying officer must either:

  • certify each page
    or
  • sign or initial each page, number the pages as 1 of 40, 2 of 40 and so on (if the pages are not already numbered) and certify on the last page that 'this [number of pages]-page document (each page of which I have numbered and signed) is a true copy of the original [number of pages]-page document that I have sighted'.

Title details

The lot on plan description and other details are available from the registration confirmation statement (RCS) that was sent when the title was registered in your name. If you don't have this, a current title search will also supply this information.

Return of paper certificate of title

If a paper certificate of title is currently issued, it will have to be returned for cancellation before your dealing can proceed. You can return your certificate when you lodge your form.

Find out how to establish whether a certificate of title exists and what to do if it has been lost or destroyed.

Privacy statement

The information collected from Titles Registry forms is used to maintain publicly searchable records of Queensland Government agencies, local governments and water distribution entities. Read the Titles Registry privacy statement for more information.

Contact

Titles enquiries 1300 255 750