Conveyancer's Licence - Individual - New South Wales


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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 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)
  • 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.


One year from date granted.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees are listed as on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Conveyancers Licensing Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Conveyancers Licensing Regulation 2015 New South Wales

Approval time

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

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Officer, Property Licensing

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Customer Service

Mailing address: Locked Bag 5104
New South Wales 2124
Phone: 13 32 20
Phone: 02 9619 8799
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)