Conveyancing is the process of transferring the legal title of property from a seller to a buyer and can also include the process of creating other legal interests in land such as:
- a mortgage
- a lease
- assignment of a lease
Conveyancers are employed in specialised conveyancing firms or legal firms or may be self- employed.
Conveyancer licenses are valid for 3 years.
Learn more about working in this industry.
The Conveyancing Act 2004 (external link) regulates the business of conveyancing and requires a person to be licensed to carry on business as a conveyancer.
Conveyancer’s must have specific qualifications, experience and satisfy probity requirements
Conveyancers must not own a business or be employed in:
- a real estate agency; or
Learn more about qualifications and eligibility for a Conveyancer.
Renewing an expired conveyancer licence
If you hold an expired licence, you cannot work as a conveyancer
For the first renewal after the new system is live, you will receive a renewal reminder notice in the mail approximately 8 weeks before the expiry date on your licence card.
If the option to Renew your licence is no longer available through your My Licence account, you will need to submit a new application online.
To learn more about applying for a new Employee licence, please read the Guide to licensing services for Conveyancers June 2018 (PDF, 4.1 MB).
Mutual recognition of a conveyancer licence
Individual conveyancing licence holders can apply for mutual recognition of a licence, which has been issued in another Australian State or Territory, to undertake conveyancing work in Tasmania. Corporations are not eligible for mutual recognition.
- Read the information on this licence page so you know what to do and what documents to provide
- Read the Personal Information Protection Statement
- Prove your identity at any Service Tasmania shop and take with you the application or payment receipt (download or print online) and your identification.
- Give consent for us to order a National Police record check (new application and renewal)
- Scan and save (computer or digital storage device like a USB) a digital copy of your:
- Bankruptcy reported dated within the last 30 days (new application and renewal)
- Evidence of completing prescribed qualifications (new application only)
- Correspondence from the Property Agents Board (external link) certifying you are not the holder of a licence under the Property Agents and Land Transactions Act 2005 (new application and renewal)
- Professional Indemnity Insurance (new application and renewal)
- Have a credit card ready to the licence fee online or at Service Tasmania shop (new application and renewal)
When you are completing your online application or renewal, you will need to answer a set of suitability questions. If you answer YES to any of these, you must provide a reason why.
- Have you become an undischarged bankrupt or have you entered into any composition or arrangement with their creditors that is still continuing?
- Have you been convicted of ANY offence anywhere in the world? (not traffic charges)
- Have you been found guilty (without a conviction recorded) anywhere in the world? (not traffic offences)
- Have you any matters still being dealt with in any country?
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