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Conveyancing Search

What is a Crown Land Conveyancing Search?

A Crown land conveyancing search will disclose the following information about Crown land holdings as at a given date.

  • Crown Tenure Type
  • Crown Tenure Status
  • Registered Holders
  • Lot and DP identifiers
  • Primary Due Date
  • Current Annual Gross Rental
  • Current Amount Due (only available where the debt transfers with the land).

What is a Crown tenure?

Crown tenure is a term used to describe:

When are Conveyancing searches necessary?

The Department strongly recommends anyone intending to purchasing a property, especially waterfront land or rural properties, undertakes a search of Crown land prior to settlement to determine;

  • the existence of any Crown tenures
  • any amounts due (the payment of these rents are subject to private arrangement between the vendor and the transferee)
  • the due dates for any rental amounts owing.

You should discuss the need for a financial search with your solicitor.

For further information on waterfront and rural properties, refer to Licences and Enclosure Permits and Western Lands Leases.

Making an application for a search

Search applications can be made by completing the Conveyancing Search: Crown land conveyancing search application (PDF 81.0kb) and forwarding the form, together with payment, to:

  • Email: searches@crownland.nsw.gov.au  (for monthly account holders only)
  • Fax: (02) 4925 3452 or (for monthly account holders only)
  • Post: PO Box 2155 Dangar NSW 2309

Please note that the search attracts a fee and no search results will be provided until full payment is received.

The following information should be provided on the Crown land Conveyancing Search Form:

  • holder(s) name,
  • property address,
  • Crown tenure type,
  • number and land district, (eg. SL 12345 Lithgow, EP 45/89 Molong),
  • account number (if known),
  • folio reference (certificate of title reference),
  • Lot/DP number.

For further information, please call us on 1300 886 235.