All Mainstream dealings must be lodged electronically. To do so you must be registered with an Electronic Lodgment Network Operator (ELNO).
Getting started and completing the transition
Since 1 July 2018, lawyers and conveyancers are required to use eConveyancing for standalone caveats and transfers, mortgages, and discharges.
Since 1 July 2019, all Mainstream dealings whether standalone or in combination must be lodged electronically.
Get started by taking two steps:
- Register with an electronic lodgment network operator (ELNO). At this stage, the ELNO operating in NSW is Property Exchange Australia (PEXA). Sympli is soon to commence operation.
- Start transacting electronically
Learn more about getting started.
|Sign up with an ELNO||Understand the legal framework|
|At this stage, the only electronic lodgment network operator (ELNO) operating in NSW is Property Exchange Australia (PEXA). Sympli is soon to commence operation.||There are a number of Acts, rules, requirements, waivers, guidance notes and agreements that, together, govern eConveyancing in NSW and help guide all parties through the process|
How it works
Your lawyer or conveyancer and financial institutions will enter a secure, online workspace where they can interact and transact together online. Within that digital environment, information can automatically feed in from the original source and can populate all documentation while the system cross-checks that information. Documents are created, signed and lodged within the online environment, and parties complete all necessary steps to settle the transaction within that online environment.
Finding a lawyer or conveyancer who offers eConveyancing
At this stage, PEXA is the only electronic lodgment network operator (ELNO) in NSW. Sympli is soon to commence operation. As the reforms move forward, we expect more ELNOs will join the market.
Those who would normally lodge paper documents in person without formal legal representation will need to consult a lawyer or conveyancer who offers eConveyancing from 1 July 2019.
Timeline for transition
The NSW government has set a timeline for the transition to eConveyancing to help everyone plan and embrace the change.
We are now over half way through the timeline, with further transactions made mandatory since 1 July 2018 ahead of the transition to digital conveyancing for all mainstream property transactions from 1 July 2019.
Getting started sooner rather than later
Today, people expect to manage their lives around technology and enjoy all the benefits that come with it – greater access, fewer errors and more transparency. It is critical for every industry to keep pace with this transformation.
The Government’s timeline for eConveyancing has been met as of 1 July 2019. All Mainstream dealings must be lodged electronically. The Government is continuously working on bringing 100% digital lodgments in NSW by converting remaining documents in paper to digital. Also, the Government intends to convert the remaining paper certificates of title to electronic titles in the near future. The Office of the Registrar General will keep everyone informed on the progress of this important work.
The Office of the Registrar General is working with you during this change, by conducting workshops and providing information to help you get started and make a complete transition to eConveyancing.