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CIB 273 Proposed Registrar and Commissioner of Titles Verification of Identity and Authority Requirements - Paper

Implementation of rigorous processes for identity verification continues to be a critical priority for Landgate. 

Following a thorough review and stakeholder consultation by the Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council in 2015, the national verification of identity standard for land transactions conducted electronically was recently updated.  Landgate’s intention is to align its verification of identity requirements for paper-based land transactions with the national standard. 

The ‘Registrar and Commissioner of Titles Verification of Identity and Authority Requirements – Paper’ seeks to improve the integrity of information in the Land Titles Register, reduce the risk of fraud and improper dealings through the positive identification of all parties to the transaction, and remove confusion for customers and agents operating in both electronic and paper environments. 

It is proposed that the Requirements will commence on 4 April 2016 and replace the Registrations Practice Manual Chapter 14: Western Australian Registrar and Commissioner of Titles Joint Practice, Verification of Identity. 

A copy of the proposed Requirements is available on the Landgate website. 

How to make a submission

Landgate invites your written comments on the proposed Requirements.  Submissions should be emailed to

The closing date for submissions is 18 December 2015.

Should you require further information about the Requirements please contact Richard Gell on +61 (0)8 9273 7530.

Susan Dukes
Commissioner of Titles

Jean Villani
Registrar of Titles

Contact: Customer Service

Phone: +61 (0)8 9273 7373