Land Title Act 1994 - Queensland


The Act consolidates and reforms the law about the registration of freehold land and interests in freehold land and, in particular:

  • defines the rights of persons with an interest in registered freehold land
  • continues and improves the system for registering title and transferring interests in freehold land
  • defines the functions and powers of the Registrar of Titles and
  • provides for the keeping of the registers in the titles registry including through the use of technology

The Act contains provisions which deal specifically with registration of ownership and other interests in land and associated aspects of land titling including:

  • indefeasible title
  • certificates of title
  • subdividing lots
  • joint holders in a lot or joint owners of land
  • transfers of ownership, leases, mortgages and easements over land
  • application by adverse possessor
  • trusts, deceased estates and bankruptcy
  • writs of execution
  • caveats
  • powers of attorney
  • settlement notices
  • instruments and documents and dealings with land
  • covenants
  • building management statements
  • profits a prendre
  • community title schemes
  • standard term documents
  • carbon abatement interests

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

Registry staff do not provide customers legal advice. For such advice customers must engage the services of a qualified legal practitioner or contact the Queensland Law Society for further information.

Information about registry processes under the Act (but not legal advice) or clarification on related issues can be obtained by calling the Brisbane telephone enquiry service or by visiting one of the regional offices.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Service Delivery

Titles Registry

Contact details

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

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines contact list (Opens in new window)