Conveyancers Registration - South Australia

Service summary

Any person, other than a legal practitioner, who carries on business or holds himself or herself out as a conveyancer, must be registered under the Conveyancers Act 1994.

You are considered to carrying on business as a conveyancer if your business involves the preparation of conveyancing instruments for fee or reward.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You are entitled to be registered if you:

  • hold the approved qualifications (qualifications are listed in the application form for registration as a conveyancer-individual/partnership);and
  • are not suspended or disqualified from carrying on an occupation, trade or business; and
  • are not an undischarged bankrupt or subject to a composition, deed or scheme of arrangement with or for the benefit of creditors; and
  • have not been in the last five years a director of a company wound up for the benefit of creditors, when the body was being so wound up; or within the period of six months preceding the start of the winding up; and
  • have not been convicted of an offence of dishonesty.

A person must, at all times when carrying on business as a conveyancer hold Professional Indemnity Insurance with an insurance provider approved by the Commissioner.

If a business operates as a partnership, each partner must hold a registration.




$284 application fee
$347 pre-grant fee/annual licence fee
$523 body corporate.

Cash, EFTPOS, Cheques, Money Order or Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard accepted only).

Additional information

You can apply online at

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services
Licensing and Registrations

Act(s) name

Conveyancers Act 1994 (South Australia)

Contact details

Occupational Licensing and Registration (Real Estate, Commercial and Other Licences)

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays)

Operating address:
Level 3, Chesser House
91-97 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001





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