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

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 (350.6 KB PDF) fact sheet.

Alternatively, you can phone Land Services on 8226 3983 or 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 or 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 23 August 2018

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