LIST OF WITNESSES WHO CAN IDENTIFY YOU

  • Accountant
  • Architect
  • Australian Consular Officer
  • Australian Diplomatic Officer
  • Bailiff
  • Bank Manager
  • Chartered Secretary
  • Chemist
  • Chiropractor
  • Company Auditor or liquidator
  • Court Officer (Judge, Magistrate, Registrar or Clerk)
  • Defense Force Officer
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • WA Electorate Officer
  • Engineer
  • Industrial Organisation Secretary
  • Insurance Broker
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Lawyer
  • Local Government CEO or Deputy CEO
  • Local Government Councillor
  • Loss Adjuster
  • Marriage Celebrant
  • Member of Parliament
  • Minister of Religion
  • Nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Patent Attorney
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Post Office Manager
  • Psychologist
  • Public Notary
  • Public Servant
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent Licensed Settlement Agent
  • Surveyor
  • Teacher
  • Tribunal Officer

The Registrar of Titles (Landgate) will only be satisfied where the execution of a transfer of land document by the transferor(s) (Sellers) is witnessed by an Australian consular officer (where witnessing requirements apply) when that execution occurs outside of Australia.

An Australian consular officer is defined as:

  • ambassador
  • minister
  • high commissioner
  • head of mission
  • commissioner
  • chargé d’affaires
  • consul or secretary at an embassy
  • high commissioner’s office
  • legation or other post
  • consular-general
  • consul
  • vice-consul,
  • trade commissioner, and
  • consular agent

Evidence of the transferor(s) identity is to be provided to the Registrar of Titles for all transfers of land executed by the transferor outside of Australia at the time of lodgement of the transfer of land.

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