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Australian Institute of Conveyancers WA Division Inc

Welcome to the website of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers WA Division (AICWA), the peak body representing specialist Conveyancers in Western Australia.  The Institute has set goals for the advancement of the profession of conveyancing in WA and is committed to best practice.

The WA Division is a member of the National body being the Australian Institute of Conveyancers, and also has affiliations with the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers.  To ensure best practice, ethical standards and appropriate service standards for the conveyancing profession, the Institute obliges members to adhere to a Code of Conduct.

The Institute works very closely with Landgate, the Office of State Revenue and the Department of Commerce (Consumer Protection) where required to ensure benefits for the Conveyancing profession and the consumers who avail themselves of such services.


On 1 January 2019, foreign transfer duty and foreign landholder duty came into effect by amending the Duties Act 2008. The additional 7% duty applies to acquisitions of residential property where the buyer or transferee are foreign persons, including foreign companies and trusts.


The AICWA recently met with consultants from Dench McClean Carlson as part of the review of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for Electronic Conveyancing.

The review is well over due given it was never fast tracked when the decision was made to partner with private equity firms to...


AICWA has sought legal advice and made a submission to the Registrar and Commissioner of Titles for the ability of Licensed Settlement Agents to sight original documents required as evidence to support dealings lodged at Landgate.