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Electronic Conveyancing National Law

The Electronic Conveyancing National Law (ECNL) governs the provisioning and operation of electronic conveyancing in Australia. It is implemented by separate legislation in each State and Territory.

The ECNL was first implemented in NSW as an Appendix to its Electronic Conveyancing (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012.

Thereafter, the ECNL was implemented in other States and Territories as either application or corresponding legislation. Application legislation is an Act that adopts the Appendix to the NSW legislation. Corresponding legislation is an Act that is essentially the same as the Appendix to the NSW legislation.

The ECNL became progressively effective in each State and Territory as each jurisdiction’s legislation was proclaimed.  In some jurisdictions, where electronic conveyancing is not yet available, the legislation is yet to be proclaimed.

Before relying on any of the following State and Territory legislation, reference should be made to the latest versions available from websites maintained by the Parliaments in each jurisdiction.

The specific legislation in each State and Territory is as follows.


NSW Electronic Conveyancing (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012 (NSW)
Application legislation proclaimed on 1 January 2013
VIC Electronic Conveyancing (Adoption of National Law) Act 2013 (VIC)
Application legislation proclaimed on 14 March 2013
QLD Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Queensland) Act 2013 (QLD)
Application legislation proclaimed on 17 May 2013
WA Electronic Conveyancing Act 2014 (WA)
Corresponding legislation proclaimed on 3 June 2014
SA Electronic Conveyancing National Law (South Australia) Act 2013 (SA)
Corresponding legislation proclaimed on 21 January 2016.
TAS Electronic Conveyancing (Adoption of National Law) Act 2013 (TAS)
Application legislation proclaimed on 19 November 2013.
NT Electronic Conveyancing (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2013 (NT)
Application legislation proclaimed on 17 July 2013