If your company wants to do legal work in relation to property transactions such as a sale or lease of land, or the granting of a mortgage, you'll need to apply for a conveyancer's licence. You can do this online.
This licence requirement does not apply to an incorporated legal practice or solicitor corporation, such as a law firm.
To be eligible, each director of the corporation will need to:
- be a fit and proper person to hold a licence
- not be a 'disqualified person' under the Conveyancers Licensing Act 2003, including:
- an Australian solicitor or barrister with a current practising certificate, or
- someone licensed under the Property and Stock Agents Act 2002
The corporation will also need to:
- have at least one director who holds a current, individual conveyancer licence
- nominate a licensee in charge at each place of business who holds a current, individual conveyancer licence
- be considered fit and proper to hold a licence
- meet the mandatory insurance requirements
- pay the relevant contribution to the Property Services Compensation Fund.
What you need
- 2 proof of identity documents for the director completing the application in PDF or JPG format
- if applicable, copies of 2 proof of identity documents in PDF of JPG format for:
- all other company directors
- the company secretary
- the corporation's details
- completed copies of the following forms, if applicable, in PDF or JPG format:
- a current credit card for payment.
Proof of identity
How to apply
- Check the eligibility requirements.
- Gather your certificates and other documents.
- Select the 'Apply online' button.
- Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
- Follow the prompts to apply for a conveyancer licence.
If you’re unable to apply online:
- Download, print and complete Application for a corporation conveyancer licence – PDF
- Make sure you have the required documentation, and then visit a service centre for assistance to submit your application.
- Licensed conveyancers must be covered by an approved policy of professional indemnity insurance when they work. A licensee can take out their own insurance policy, or they may be covered by their employer’s policy.
- A person must not conduct a conveyancing business for fee or reward unless the person is the holder of a conveyancer's licence. (This does not apply to a person who is a solicitor or a barrister, or someone who conducts their conveyancing work in an incorporated legal practice, if the conveyancing work is overseen a barrister or solicitor.)
A list of payment options is available on our payment methods page.
Last updated: 1 March 2023