2020-2021 Titles Office Registration Fees

The Titles Office have advised that registration fees will increase from 1 August 2020.

You can download a list of the new fees here.

In summary, fees for popular documents have increased as follows:

Priority Notice - $37.00 (was $36.00)
Base Rate - $195.00 (was $192.00)
Requisition Fee - $37.00 (was $36.00)
Form 4 Record of Death - $37.00
For 14 Change/Correction of Name - Individual $37.00, Corporation/other $195.00

The online calculator will update to the new fees on 1 August 2020.

Titles Office - Change of Dept. Name and Cheque Payee

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines has now become the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.
They have advised that cheques in payment of lodging fees should now be made out to the above, or DNRME as an acceptable abbreviation.

2017-2018 Titles Office Registration Fees

It's that time of year again - Titles Office registration fees will increase from 1 July 2017.

You can download a list of the new fees here.

In summary, fees for popular documents have increased as follows:

Settlement Notice - $34.00 (was $33.00)
Base Rate - $181.00 (was $175.00)
Requisition Fee - $34.00 (was $33.00)

The online calculator will update to the new fees on 1 July.

New Fee Schedule from 1 July 2016

We’ve re-assessed our pricing schedule and have posted our updated Pricing Schedule, effective 1 July 2016.

We have made some adjustments to better reflect the time spent on some particularly time intensive tasks, whilst major services like settlements and searching remain unchanged.

If you have pre-allocated costs on any matters based on the previous pricing, please let us know after you have received your invoice. We’ll honour the old pricing through July in these instances.

Clients on fixed packages for settlements and the like remain at the same pricing levels.

If you would like to talk about a fixed price per matter (eg - Settle/Bank/Express Post inclusive), please give us a call.

And if you have any enquiries about our new pricing schedule, please don’t hesitate to contact the Atkinson’s team.

Download our new pricing schedule.

PS - you’ll notice we have some new products for law firms too…

New Titles Office registration fees for 2016-2017


The Titles Office have announced their new fee structure, effective 1 July 2016.

The old base fee of $169.00 increases to $175.00. Settlement Notices and Requisitions are up from $32.00 to $33.00.

Click here to download the fee schedule.

Access the online calculator (updated on 1 July).

With econveyancing, remember to allow for the standard DNRM registration fees on top of the additional PEXA provider fee.

Titles Office Fees Restructure

Lodgement Fees Revised Structure 1 December 2015

Department of Natural Resources and Mines is increasing fees effective for all lodgements from 1st December 2015

The revised lodgement fee structure is based on a four-tier price point schema ranging from low to high ($25, $32, $82 and $169) with fees set either at one of these price points or by a formula combining particular price points. As an example, the standard lodgement fee which applies to most dealings is currently set at $168.60 and will change to $169 from 1 December.

Please note: other than for investigative searches of the title registers, the fees for information searches, for example (current and historical) titles searches, copies of documents, and other title- related information products remain unchanged

Key changes to the lodgement fees are summarised as follows:

Fees reducing to $32
- Requisitions – fee formerly $40.55
- Record the death of a joint tenant – fee formerly $168.60 (no additional fee for extra lots) - Record change or correction of name of individual – fee formerly $168.60
- Examine sketch plan as part of an instrument – fee formerly $40.55

Fees being deleted
- Lodgement of instrument by postal service – fee formerly $31.80
- Certificate of Title delivered by registered mail – fee formerly $6.90
- Cancellation of Writ (not discharge/satisfaction) – fee formerly $31.80

Fees increasing
- Administrative Advice (excludes Settlement Notice) – fee changing from $15.30 to $25
- Re-lodgement of rejected dealing – former half-fee discount being removed
- Discharge/Satisfaction of Writ – fee changing from $31.80 to $169 for consistency with similar dealings with Caveats and Leases

The DNRM online fee calculator will continue to reflect the current fees up until 30 November 2015 and will be updated on 1 December 2015 to reflect commencement of the new fee settings.
In the meantime the DNRM the fees are listed from the regulations in the Formal Fee Schedule. Further information and links to relevant Regulations will be available on the DNRM website in due course

New Titles Office registration fees for 2015-2016

DNRM Fee-increase

The Titles Office have announced their new fee structure, effective 1 July 2015.

The old base fee of $162.90 increases to $168.60. Settlement Notices are up from $30.80 to $31.80, and requisition fees rise to $40.55 to cite just a few.

Search prices are not increasing yet.

Click here to download the fee schedule.

Click here to download the handy ready reckoner for transfer and other common fees.

Access the online calculator (updated on 1 July).

With econveyancing approaching, remember the DNRM registration fees still apply, on top of the additional PEXA provider fee.

New Titles Office Fees for 2014-2015

The Titles Office have announced their new fee structure, effective 1 July 2014.

The old base fee of $157.40 increases to $162.80. Settlement Notices are up from $29.80 to $30.80, and requisition fees rise to $39.20 to cite just a few.

Click here to download the fee schedule.

Click here to download the handy ready reckoner for transfer and other common fees.

2013 Titles Office Fee Increases

The Titles Office (DNRM) have announced their fee increases, effective 1 July 2013.

The new standard lodging fee is now $157.40 (up form $152.10). Additional lot fees and the per $10,000 consideration fee is $29.80 (up from $28.90).

Settlement Notices are now $29.80, body corporate change of addresses are $29.80 and new CMS's are $76.20.

Over the counter searches are $16.45 for a current title search, $24.15 for an historical title search, copy registered plan is $16.45 and copy instruments are $31.95.

Click Here to download the ready reckoner.



Important News for 2013

New bank account numbers for account payment and trust deposits…new reduced lodging fees…new conveyancing search packages…new online invoice viewing and payments…new instruction templates for your use…

Happy New Year to all of our clients! We really appreciate your continued business and hope we can serve you even better into 2013 and beyond.

2013 sees some accounting changes and exciting new developments at Atkinsons to better serve our clients for the services you want and use most.

New Bank Account Details

Our bank accounts are moving from George St branch to NAB's Business Banking Capital Office Branch, which has necessitated a change in BSB and Account Numbers for invoice payments and trust account deposits. Whilst we have previously been averse to changing account details, the customer service we will receive from a Capital Office Branch domicile will outweigh any short-term inconvenience.

From 1 January 2013, our new account details are as follows:

General Account - for invoice payments:
Peter Atkinson & Company General A/c
NAB Capital Office Branch 308-322 Queen St Brisbane
BSB: 084-004 150206135

Trust Account - for settlement or other funds to be held in trust:
Peter Atkinson & Company Trust A/c
NAB Capital Office Branch 308-322 Queen St Brisbane
BSB: 084-004 150071912

Our accounting package automatically feeds payments into our accounts based on invoice date, so for invoices dated 31 December 2012 and prior, please credit funds to the old account as noted on the invoices.

To expedite closure of the old account and minimise any future confusion, please bring your 2012 invoices into order at your earliest opportunity.

For invoices dated from 1 January 2013, please use the new bank account numbers as detailed above.

For all Trust Account deposits from 1 January 2013, please use the new trust account number as detailed above.

New Reduced Titles Office Lodging Fees

We want to make Titles Office lodging easier for our clients, and have done away with the old 'price per document', and replaced it with a new 'price per matter' structure.

We are really pleased to be able to offer settlement notice lodging for only $11.00 (inc. GST), and other normal document sets at $22.00 per matter (up to 5 docs).

Survey Plans incur an additional $22.00 due to additional lodger paperwork required and the number of registration confirmation statements that are generally returned.

Overall, this represents a great saving on prior pricing structures, and is far cheaper than posting your docs direct to the Title Office, with our full-service follow up included in our fees.

Download our new fee schedule here.

New Conveyancing Search Packages

We're are also very excited to offer an all-new package pricing for your conveyancing search needs.

We don't need to tell you how time-consuming it is to fill out multiple forms and deal with multiple invoices for your conveyancing matters...

Order all your conveying searches via the one form on our website, and we'll take care of the rest.

One invoice. Monthly account. Results to your inbox as soon as they are available. We do the chasing. No GST on outlays.

Compare this to other search providers, and we're sure you'll see the benefits.

Order now via our dedicated order form.

Online Invoice Viewing and Payments

You can now see all your outstanding invoices online, simply by clicking on the link on any invoice we email you. A value added service, free of charge, that helps you keep on top of things in your own time.

New Templates for Settlement and Manual Service Instructions

On our home page, you'll find a link to download settlement instruction and manual services instruction templates that you can use to help make your job a little easier.

We hope you like our service enhancements, and look forward to receiving your instructions.

Like DJ's or Myer, if you find a cheaper price, please let us know and we'll try and match or better the price.

We want to be your first call for all your legal agency needs, and will do all we can to make your job as easy as possible.

Stay tuned for further service enhancements and important news by signing up for our newsletter now!

And another Titles Office Fee increase...

This time, it's searching fees that are having another unprecedented fee increase…

Following the $15.00 general lodging fee increase on 1 November, the Queensland Titles Office (DNRM) have today advised that a range of searching fees will now increase by $1.50 effective 1 December 2012.

Read more about it here.

Quoting the Titles Registry Alert, "The additional revenue will help fund 24/7 provision of land and spatial information datasets to business and the community."

We remain optimistic… Happy

ALERT: Further Titles Office Fee Increases 1/11/12

Following this year's CPI increase in registration fees, the Titles Office has announced a further unprecedented increase in registration fees, effective 1 November 2012, citing the revenue would "…fund a rolling programme of system enhancements and replacements to ensure the ongoing reliability and integrity of land and cadastral information systems…" quoted in Titles Registry Alert Issue 107.

The new base registration fee will be $152.10, up from $137.10. This represents a $15.00 increase on all fees that were previously at $137.10 or above, including Survey Plans, and all general instruments.

Fess that are presently below the current $137.10 base will remain unchanged - such as settlement notices and additional lot fees.

Following the recent abolition of customer service counters and reduction of back office staff impacting service delivery times at the titles office, we hope this increase in revenue is put to use in delivering useful and timely titling services to the public.

If you have a copy of the Ready Reckoner from 1/8/12, remember to add $15.00 to the base fee of $132.10...

Download a new ready reckoner here, current through 2013 (till the next increase).

2012 Titles Office Registration Fees

The Titles Office (DNRM) have announced their fee increases, effective 1 August 2012.

Download and print your own handy Ready-Reckoner for current (1/8/12) lodging fee calculations here. An indispensable tool if you calculate lodging fees all the time!. UPDATE: 1.11.12 - add $15.00 to any fee that was $132.10...

Also see our Help Desk page for further information about Titles Office matters.

2011 Titles Office Registration Fees

The Titles Office (DERM) have announced their fee increases, effective 1 August 2011

Download and print your own handy Ready-Reckoner for current (1/8/11>) lodging fee calculations here. An indispensable tool if you calculate lodging fees all the time!.

Also see our Help Desk page for further information about Titles Office matters.

Titles Office Fee Increases

The Titles Office (DERM) have announced their fee increases, effective 1 August 2009.

Download and print your own handy Ready-Reckoner for current (1/8/09>) lodging fee calculations here. An indispensable tool if you calculate lodging fees all the time!.

Also see our Help Desk page for further information about Titles Office matters.

2008-2009 Titles Office Lodging Fees

Titles Office lodging fees increased on 1st July 2008.

Visit our help desk entry for more information, a printable ready-reckoner and a link to the on-line calculator.