Find out what professional assistance you might need and how to engage a registered conveyancer, legal practitioner or licensed surveyor.
Change your residential, postal or company address. If you don't do this your old address will remain on the certificate of title.
Your Certificate of Title needs to be updated if you have changed your name. Read more to find out how to change your name on your Certificate of Title.
Notification of a death
While Land Services SA cannot provide legal advice on property transactions, we have developed resources to assist you, should you decide to prepare and lodge your own legal documents as a self-represented party.
You can search the history of a block of land and research family history through the register book.
Subscribe to our Title Watch service and monitor activity against selected properties
This calculator will add up the fee for all types of plans and documents that can be lodged with Land Services SA.
The property transfer fees calculator quickly figures the stamp duty
Click here to view all relevant Land Transaction Fees
The Registrar-General’s Plan Presentation Guidelines (PPG) describes the requirements for property related plans lodged Land Services SA in South Australia.
Gain access to a range of support and guidance for Electronic Plan Lodgement (EPL)
Lodge your cadastral survey plans through the Electronic Plan Lodgement System.
Land Services have developed a Guidance Note to assist Industry Professionals when completing an "Application for Rectification of Boundaries under s223J of the Real Property Act 1886."
Access the most comprehensive property datasets held by Land Services SA through API to upgrade your research ability.
Find out SAILIS account and invoicing updates here
The legal process through which property is bought and sold is referred to as conveyancing, with the preparation, execution, verification and lodgement of numerous legal documents being fundamental elements of conveyancing.
A ‘land transaction’ is any action occurring on a property, for example buying and selling property, taking out a mortgage, paying off a mortgage, leasing and inheriting property, to name a few.
The main pieces of legislation which underpin conveyancing in South Australia are the Real Property Act 1886 (commonly referred to as the RPA) and the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (South Australia) Act 2013 (commonly referred to as the ECNL).
These Acts, together with the Registrar-General’s Statutory Instruments and other ancillary pieces of legislation detail the legal requirements that must be adhered to when transacting land in South Australia.
Currently in South Australia you can lodge documents electronically through an Electronic Lodgement Network Operator (ELNO) or physically at Land Services SA premises.
Despite the medium in which you lodge documents, the same conveyancing requirements apply.
Industry professionals can register with an ELNO to lodge documents online.
E-Conveyancing is Land Services SA preferred method of lodgement as it delivers the following benefits:
Land Services SA provide an unassisted ‘Drop and Go’ service for industry professionals to manually lodge documents for registration.
Clients using the ‘Drop and Go’ service must ensure their documents are accompanied by a Lodgement Coversheet which can be printed via SAILIS.
Land Services SA provide a ‘Face to Face’ lodgment service for members of the general public.
Industry professionals are to only use this lodgment method for cash transactions or when lodging:
Land Services SA examine all Lands Titles Office documents lodged for registration to ensure compliance with legislative requirements as well as the Registrar-General’s statutory instruments and standards.
Where documents do not comply, these are returned to the relevant party for correction and lodgment. The Correction and Rejection Process Guidance Note has been developed to assist Industry Professional and members of the public better understand Land Services SA processes.
Land Services SA have produced the Guidance Notes for your use:
Land Services SA has the ability to assist clients in difficult and extenuating circumstances. This Red Packet Service is free of charge and allows dealings to be prioritized for immediate examination and can be applied for at any time.
To find out more about the eligibility criteria and application process, please see the below link:
Red Packet Priority Service
* if you do not meet the Red Packet criteria as outlined in the above link, we have an alternative service called Fast Track - please see the below link for further details https://www.landservices.com.au/products-and-services/fast-track