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Regulation of National Electronic Conveyancing is governed by the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (ECNL) enacted in each State and Territory under the National Electronic Conveyancing Law Agreement, an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) among the States and Territories of Australia.

The ECNL provides for the promulgation of Operating Requirements and Participation Rules by the Registrar in each State and Territory based upon Model Operating Requirements (MOR) and Model Participation Rules (MPR) developed by ARNECC. Operating Requirements apply to Electronic Lodgment Network Operators (ELNO) and Participation Rules apply to the Subscribers to ELNs.

Operating Requirements and Participation Rules are published by the State or Territory at least 20 business days before they become effective and are re-published here. 

The ECNL also provides for the Registrar in each State and Territory to grant waivers from compliance with any Operating Requirement or Participation Rule.

Operating Requirements and Participation Rules, and the MOR and MPR on which they are based, are promulgated as Version Numbers (e.g. Version 1). The promulgation of a higher Version Number supersedes the previous Version Number in all respects. The MOR and MPR on which each State’s and Territory’s Operating Requirements and Participation Rules are based are available under Publications.

Waivers are granted with reference to a specific Version Number of the State’s or Territory’s Operating Requirements or Participation Rules.