Your certificate of title needs to be updated if you have changed your name:
- by marriage
- legally through Births, Deaths and Marriages
- because of an alteration or correction
- by reverting to a surname used before marriage.
The Lands Titles Office (LTO) strongly advises all people to seek the assistance of a registered conveyancer or solicitor when dealing with any estate and interest land.
For an alternative version of a document on this page contact the Land Services Group (LSG).
Step 1: Complete an application form
Application to note change of name form
This form is a statutory declaration and needs to be signed by a Justice of the Peace.
If you complete this form without the assistance of a registered conveyancer or solicitor, you must sign as the applicant in the 'certified correct for the purposes of the Real Property Act 1886' box on the second page of the form. This is because you are taking on the role as agent for yourself.
The 'Lodged by' field must be completed and include the name and address of the person to whom the title is to be delivered after registration.
Correcting name - view example
After marriage - view example
After separation - view example
Step 2: Locate your duplicate certificate of title
If you have a mortgage your lending institution will have this. Some lending institutions will lodge your completed documentation on your behalf.
Step 3: Lodge the documents
Lodge the completed application, the duplicate certificate of title and the fee payable with LSG.
This can be done either in person or by registered post.
The lodgement fee must be paid by cash or cheque.
All LTO forms must be printed in black ink on white, A4, 80-gsm paper and printed on both sides. If you do not have access to a duplex printer, use the manual feed option to produce a double-sided copy.
On this site
Glossary of property terms
LTO fee calculator
Land services industry entry point
Contract terms and conditions
Changing your details on a certificate of title
Ownership types LSG fact sheet