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Policy and legal advice

The Office of Registrar General is responsible for maintaining the legislative and policy framework for land title registration, conveyancing and property development in NSW.


The Acts administered are listed with links to the Acts on the Parliamentary Counsel's website under Allocation of the Administration of Acts 2015. They include:

Access to Neighbouring Land Act 2000

Community Land Development Act 1989 No 201

Conveyancing Act 1919 No 6

Conveyancing and Law of Property Act 1898 No 17

Electronic Conveyancing (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012

Encroachment of Buildings Act 1922 No 23

Land Sales Act 1964 No 12

Perpetuities Act 1984 No 43

Powers of Attorney Act 2003 No 53

Real Property Act 1900 No 25

Strata Schemes Development Act 2015

Transfer of Records Act 1923 No 14 

All NSW legislation can be viewed and downloaded at, a service provided by the NSW Parliamentary Counsel's Office.

Legislation can also be viewed and downloaded at the site of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) which provides free access to Australian legal materials.

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