Before you begin
Before starting your application, make sure you have all the required information and supporting documents.
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.
Please note: All transfers must have a duty notation even if no transfer duty is payable.
Transfer duty may be payable to the Office of State Revenue. Read our transfer duty guides to find out when transfer duty applies and how to lodge documents for stamping.
Every transfer of freehold land must include either:
- the monetary amount paid
- details of other consideration.
Any of the following other considerations are acceptable:
- pursuant to a gift
- pursuant to natural love and affection
- pursuant to an agreement dated [insert date]
- pursuant to a deed dated [insert date]
- pursuant to an order dated [insert date] made under the provisions of the [insert name of legislation].
A consideration stated as 'Nil' is not acceptable.
Deposit of supporting evidence
This section applies when:
- the consideration in a transfer refers to an agreement or deed to enable lodgement fees to be assessed
- evidence of identity is required
- a trust deed or other evidence must be lodged, and a copy of the agreement, deed or other evidence must be deposited with the transfer.
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
- 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
- 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'.
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.
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.