Changes to Titles Registry witnessing practices
Information from the Justice of the Peace Branch
Important changes to the Land Title Act 1994 and the Land Act 1994 (the Acts) come into effect on 30 September 2019 which affect all Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations.
It is important that all Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations familiarise themselves with these changes. To help you, we have published a technical bulletin and developed an online module to assist you to gain a better understanding of your obligations.
More technical bulletins to support you in your role can be found here.
The changes to the Acts which concern witnessing officers revolve around complying with national standards for identifying clients as well as mandatory record keeping requirements.
Please take the time to read and understand these changes to your witnessing practices.
Registrar and Manager
Justices of the Peace Branch