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How to find the "Title Reference" for your Queensland Lease

When you're completing a lease for a Queensland property where you intend to register the lease then you will need to provide a "Title Reference" number. Let's take a Commercial property lease for example.

Commercial Lease Snippet

The Qld Gov Dept of Natural Resources and Mines is responsible for the administration of land-related matters and records information about land in Qld.

Their land information systems use a Lot on plan reference to record information about land parcels. (e.g. Lot 7 on SP234567).

Since 1994 all QLD titles have been stored electronically on the Automated Titles System (ATS) which is maintained by the Department of Environment and Resource Management.

Each a parcel of land in the ATS uses a title reference number. A Title Reference is a unique 8 digit identifier for a title which can be found on most title documents that were produced after 1994/1995.

 Here is a sample of a title search, note the title reference in the top right hand corner.


You will find the title reference on any dealing form such as a lease/sublease, transfer of property, mortgage,  release of mortgage, caveat etc. In fact just about any document that needs to deal with the land.

If you go to this page https://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/qld/housing/property-search#page=search
and put in your address it will give you the title reference.

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