Item For Authority Update NSW: Design Changes To Paper Certificate Of Title

From February 2018, NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) is introducing minor design changes to paper Certificates of Title. 
The changes are: 

  • Paper colour: the new Certificates of Title will be printed on a slightly different shade of paper.
  • Removal of the watermark: the watermark image of the NSW state boundary and the NSW waratah will no longer appear.

The removal of State of NSW watermark does not affect the validity of the certificate. 

The features listed below will remain the same on the new Certificates of Title: 

  • the “Trustseal” on the top left hand corner
  • the two barcodes containing the title reference and certificate authentication code (CAC)
  • the fine line pattern through the body of the title 
  • 120gsm weight paper 

For more information contact the NSW LRS Customer Service Centre on T: 1300 052 637 or email

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