Completing the form
Please complete forms carefully, and include all required information. If you make a mistake, follow the correction instructions at the bottom of this page. Failure to do this may result in delays in processing your dealing and additional fees.
You can complete forms by hand or on the computer. Use dense black or blue ink and make sure that all signatures and dates are in original ink. Any text entered on the computer should be in Arial 10 point or larger.
Print the form on A4 white paper, making sure the whole of the form appears on one side of one sheet only. Do not fold forms. You can change the size of the panels, but do not make other changes (e.g. delete panels or change the standard wording) without the approval of the Registrar of Titles.
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Forms you will need
How to complete Form 16 - Power of attorney
Click on the blue text in the form for help, or see an example of a completed Form 16 - Request to register power of attorney/revocation of power of attorney (PDF, 466KB).
|Lodger details||Insert name, postal address, email address and telephone number for correspondence purposes|
|Item 1||Insert the full name of the principal/s (referred to as the donor/s) as shown on the power of attorney document.Where the principal in their personal capacity only is appointing an attorney under the power of attorney, the words 'and as Trustee/Responsible Entity for' must be deleted. Where there is one principal only delete the words 'jointly and/or severally'.|
Where there is more than one principal indicate whether the principals are appointing in their joint or several capacities. Delete words that don't apply
|Item 2||Insert the full name of the appointed attorney/s (the 'donee/s'). Where there is more than one attorney being recorded, indicate how they are to operate, as shown on the power of attorney document. Delete words that don't apply|
|Item 3||Select the statement that applies from the drop-down menu. Complete the statement 'Power of attorney produced with this request'|
|Item 4||Insert the page numbering at the top of the form, then print. Sign and date the form. The form can be signed by the principal or one of the attorneys. It does not need to be witnessed|
If you need more space on the form
If there isn't enough space in any item on the form (e.g. if more signatures are required or if several properties are being described), insert 'see enlarged panel' in the relevant item.
Then complete Form 20 - Enlarged panel (PDF, 104KB). In this form, enter the title reference at the top of the form and insert the heading of the item (e.g. 'Item 2. Lot on Plan Description') followed by the information. To finish, enter the page numbers on the top right of all pages.
The lodger details must contain the minimum information necessary for positive identification and contact by mail, email (if applicable) and telephone.
Your lodger code should always be shown. Private persons lodging one-off individual transactions do not need to show a lodger code.
Correcting a form
You can make a minor change to a form by ruling through the item to be deleted, inserting the correct information and initialling the change. Do not use erasers, correction fluid or similar products.
A minor correction would be correcting:
- a digit or transposition of 2 digits in a title reference, plan number or ABN
- the spelling of part of a name of a person or company.
If you need to make more substantial changes, refer to part 59-2040 of the land title practice manual or - provided the document has not already been lodged - complete a new form (remember to have the new form signed by all parties if the form it is replacing has already been signed). Alternatively, you may wish to speak to a lawyer or contact our enquiry service.
Correcting the power of attorney document
If a correction or alteration is required to be made to a Form 16 - Request to register power of attorney/revocation of power of attorney, you should first seek advice from a solicitor, as there may be legal implications.