Apply for a licence

The Conveyancing Act 2004 regulates the business of conveyancing and requires a person to be licensed to carry on business as a conveyancer.  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. They must have specific qualifications, experience and satisfy probity requirements.

Conveyancers must not own a business or be employed in:

  • a real estate agency; or
  • mortgage-broking.

How to apply for a licence

Complete an Application for a conveyancing licence form  (pdf, 182.3 KB)

Additional information to supply with application form:

  • evidence you have successfully completed the prescribed qualifications
  • evidence of Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • required proof of identity
  • bankruptcy report dated within the last 30 days
  • original National Police Record dated within the last 30 days
  • correspondence from the Property Agents Board certifying you are not the holder of a licence under the Property Agents and Land Transactions Act 2005


See the list of current fees for a conveyancer licence

Lodging or posting forms

  • Lodge at any Service Tasmania shop
  • Post to:
    • Consumer, Building and Occupational Services
      PO Box 56
      Rosny Park TAS 7018

Mutual recognition

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.

Bankruptcy reports

You can get a report from the following organisations.

Australian Financial Security Authority [AFSA]
Ph: 1300 364 785

Australian Business Research [ABR]
Ph: 1300 366 402

CITEC Confirm
Ph: 1800 773 773

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