Introduction

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible, each director of the corporation will need to:

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

  • a MyServiceNSW Account
    • you can create one when you start your application
    • you may need details from 2 identity documents (such as Australian driver licence, Medicare card, passport)
  • if applicable, copies of 2 proof of identity documents in PDF or JPG format, for all other company directors and the company secretary
  • the corporation's details
  • the following documents completed and ready for uploading in PDF or JPG format:
  • your payment.

How to apply

Online

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Gather the required documents.
  3. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  4. Follow the prompts to apply for a conveyancer licence.

In person at a Service NSW Centre

  1. Download and complete the Application for a corporation conveyancer licence – PDF.
  2. Gather the required supporting documents as indicated on the form.
  3. Visit a service centre to submit your application.

More information

  • 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.)

Payment methods

A list of payment options is available on our payment methods page.

Last updated: 8 February 2024

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