Certificates of title

Changing your name on a certificate of title

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 legal practitioner when dealing with any estate and interest land.

For an alternative version of a document on this page contact Land Services.

1. Complete the form

Application to note change of name form (1.3 MB PDF)
Guidance Notes - Application to note change of name (130.8 KB PDF)
Example - Application to note change of name (129.5 KB PDF)

If you complete this form without the assistance of a registered conveyancer or legal practitioner, you will need to comply with the legislative requirements and provide the relevant certifications that apply to self-represented parties.

All LTO forms must be printed in black ink on white, A4, 80gsm 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.

2. Have your identity verified

Applications to change name are subject to the Registrar-General's Verification of Identity requirements.

For more information, see the Verification of Identity for self-represented parties (350.7 KB PDF) fact sheet.

Alternatively, you can phone Land Services on 8226 3983 (1800 648 176 for country callers).

3. Have your authority verified

Applications to change name are subject to the Registrar-General's Verification of Authority requirements.

For more information, see the Verification of Authority Guidelines (345.0 KB PDF).

Alternatively, you can phone Land Services on 8226 3983 (1800 648 176 for country callers).

4. Lodgement

Lodge the completed application into the Lands Titles Office along with:

  • evidence to support the change of name
  • The fee payable, this can only be paid by cash or cheque
  • evidence relating to the verification of your identity and authority to deal with the property.

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Page last updated 13 December 2016

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