Approval of a Community Title Scheme - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to develop land and create community title schemes. A community title scheme is where a number of individual blocks share another block that provides access to each block such as a road and / or may also include other common property blocks such as a park or community hall. Community Title Schemes may include undeveloped, partially developed and fully developed land. A community title scheme must involve land that is subdivided into a minimum of three leases, one of which is common property.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

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 approval you must:

  • Submit an application, including a requirements and checklist form;
  • Pay the required fee; and
  • Provide with your application signatures from the lessee of every lot included in the development.

You will also be required to provide details and documentation comprising the proposed Community Title Scheme, including a copy of your:

  • Master plan;
  • Management Statement;
  • Body corporate constituent documents; and
  • Body corporate by-laws.

For staged developments, details of the stages and the sequence of those stages must be provided with your application.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Approval is valid unless revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Community Title (Fees) Determination 2016 - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Community Title Act 2001 ACT

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Planning and Land Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing Unit

Planning and Land Authority

Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address: Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Fax: 02 6207 1925