Conveyancer's Licence - Individual - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to undertake conveyancing work for fee or reward. Conveyancing work is legal work carried out in connection with any transaction that creates, varies, transfers or extinguishes a legal or equitable interest in any real or personal property. For example, sale or lease of land, sale of a business, grant of a mortgage. A full definition of conveyancing work is contained in section 4 of the Act.

Note, this licence does not apply to the conduct of a conveyancing business by a person who is an Australian legal practitioner.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • Submit an application form;
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be a fit and proper person to hold a licence;
  • Have successfully completed the necessary educational and practical training and conveyancing experience as required;
  • Be covered by an approved policy of professional indemnity insurance;
  • Have not been disqualified under the Act;
  • Contribute to the Compensation Fund (this is paid with the licence application fee); and
  • Pay any required fees, contributions or levies.

Please note, certain persons are disqualified from applying for a Conveyancer's Licence. These include Australian legal practitioners and persons who hold a licence or certificate under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002. Information on the currently approved Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy can be found in the Conveyancers Licensing Order 2006.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information or view the Application Guidelines.


Up to three years.


GeneralDuplicate Certificate$46.00

Other resources

Approval time

Please allow at least 8 weeks for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Act(s) name

Conveyancers Licensing Act 2003 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Conveyancers Licensing Regulation 2015 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Officer, Property Licensing
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5104
New South Wales 2124


02 9619 8799


13 32 20

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