Changing your name - 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
- Guidance Notes - Application to note change of name
- Example - Application to note change of name
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 fact sheet.
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 .
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.