You can search the history of a block of land and research family history through the register book. It contains certificates of title and other information about property. Some searches are free but others may attract a fee.
Historical information available includes:
To conduct a search you will need:
You can access historical land information through the South Australian Integrated Land Information System (SAILIS).
Land Services staff will not conduct historical searching on your behalf.
Video tutorials have been created to provide a starting point for those wishing to undertake historical searching and you are encouraged to view these before starting your search.
Not all historical information is available online and some records are kept at Land Services. These are available to the public Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Other sources of historical information include:
The general registry office holds deeds and records of land that were freehold between 1837 and 1858. You can search the records from 1842 to the present for land that does not fall under the Real Property Act 1886. A name-based index is available but some records may need permission from the owner prior to being released.
The general registry office is open to the public from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.