About e-Conveyancing

About e-Conveyancing

What is e-Conveyancing?

e-Conveyancing minimises the manual processes and paperwork associated with property settlement by enabling lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions to transact together online.

It enables you to lodge documents and complete financial settlements electronically.

e-Conveyancing also reduces the risk of errors and delays, giving you and your clients greater certainty of successful, on-time settlement.

The origins of e-Conveyancing 

e-Conveyancing is an initiative championed by the property industry to simplify and digitise the complex process of property exchange. Instigated by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), it’s built around an online network of members supported by PEXA.

To ensure the integrity of the network, the Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) has developed a regulatory framework, under which PEXA operates. Industry safeguards include the Participation Agreement, Verification of Identity and Digital Certificates.

e-Conveyancing is currently live in five states and is a collaboration between many industry participants, including financial institutions, Land Registries and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

PEXA is committed to supporting the property industry as it transitions towards a 100% digital future. 

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    Fast

    Less time preparing documents and no need to attend settlement.

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    Efficient

    Secure electronic funds disbursement - no organising bank cheques.

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    Accessible

    Free expert training and support on your e-Conveyancing journey.

Network Members

Network Members

Find members ready to transact

The PEXA network continues to grow, with over 3,000 lawyers and conveyancers already registered.

PEXA’s Member Search and Qualifier tools are available to help you start transacting electronically.

Member Search
Search online for members who are ready to transact with you.

PEXA Qualifier
Identify files that you may complete electronically.

Find a member  Identify a file

Hear from your network

Lawyers and Conveyancers share their experiences of e-Conveyancing.

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    Watch Elissa's story

    Hear from Elissa Robertson of Robertson Conveyancing.

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    Hear from Steve Shelley of Boothby & Boothby Solicitors.

Help & Community

Help & Community

Learn. Share. Connect.

Visit the e-Conveyancing Community for instructional articles, how-to videos and interactive tutorials.

Sign up and share your e-Conveyancing experiences, provide your feedback and support each other in the transition to 100% digital.

Visit the Community

Pricing

Pricing

How much does it cost?

PEXA-registered lawyers and conveyancers pay only per successful transaction. PEXA does not charge up-front registration fees or ongoing subscription fees.

Charges are based on the type of transaction (e.g. mortgage, transfer). This fee is separate from the statutory lodgement fees, which are set by each jurisdiction’s Land Registry.

To ensure security when signing documents online, PEXA uses Digital Certificates to encrypt the data. This maintains the security of the network. When you register, you’ll receive your first Digital Certificate free of charge. Additional Digital Certificates cost $146.74 inc. GST each.

Pricing - Conveyancing Transactions - Lawyers & Conveyancers
Conveyancing Transactions Single Title Multiple Titles*
Transfer Title $110.55 $126.61
Caveat $15.51 $27.06
Caveat Withdrawal $15.51 $27.06
Settlement Notice $19.03** $32.45**
Settlement Notice Withdrawal $19.03** $32.45**
Priority Notice $8.80 $8.80
Priority Notice Withdrawal $8.80 $8.80
Priority Notice Extension (NSW only) $4.40 $4.40
Caveat with Financial Settlement $29.92 $45.98

*Related to multiple titles on the same registry instrument.
**Settlement Notices and Settlement Notice Withdrawal fees for single and multiple title titles will be automatically discounted to $8.80 from 1 August 2017.

Click through to view the full pricing schedule and further pricing information. 

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Client Benefits

Client Benefits

Benefits to your clients

Using e-Conveyancing, you can provide your clients with streamlined processes and greater transparency. Whether you’re representing buyers or sellers, e-Conveyancing helps you to improve client satisfaction.

In the manual world there is a lodgement gap risk, meaning that a late dealing on the title between settlement and lodgement could impact registration. PEXA’s Lodgement Gap Cover  means that PEXA assumes responsibility for any loss incurred if a dealing prevents registration or takes priority (subject to conditions set out in the Participation Agreement).In the paper world, this cover is an additional cost. With PEXA this is provided to buyers’ free of charge.

Download a brochure for your clients here, you can also download a Mandarin - English version of the brochure here or a Vietnamese - English version of the brochure here.

Buyer Benefits

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    On-time settlement

    Online document checks ensure documents are validated prior to lodgement.

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    Peace of mind

    Relevant documents lodged instantly with the Land Registry.

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    The end of cheques

    Replace cheques with online funds transfers to save time and money.

Seller Benefits

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    Greater certainty

    Fewer manual processes - less risk of delayed settlement.

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    Fast access to funds

    No waiting for cheques - proceeds of sale processed as cleared funds.

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    Ease of use

    Signing of paper transfer documents no longer required.

Your clients’ settlement app

SettleMe is a free settlement app powered by PEXA. It’s available exclusively to PEXA-registered lawyers and conveyancers to offer to their clients.

Keep your buyers and sellers informed throughout the settlement process with customised checklists and real-time updates. SettleMe reduces the need for calls and emails between you and your client.  

SettleMe app

Acting for a Financial Institution

Acting for a Financial Institution

As a practitioner, you are able to represent Financial Institutions for e-Conveyancing transactions. 

  1. The financial institution will be visible in the network but Representative Subscribers will perform all transactions on their behalf (the financial institution will not be able to perform their own transactions in PEXA).

  2. The financial institution will be visible in the PEXA network and can perform their own transactions, or use Representative Subscribers (lawyers or conveyancers) to perform transactions on their behalf. The financial institution will need to meet the eligibility criteria in the Model Participation Rules and sign the PEXA Participation Agreement. 

  3. PEXA provides many operational and organisational benefits to you when you act on behalf of a financial institution. These include:

    • Lodge registry instruments with improved efficiency and shorter settlement times.
    • Reduce rework with direct access to Land Registry data and pre-lodgement verification.
    • Reduce the amount of work to be done post-settlement.
    • Improve clients’ certainty and satisfaction by using a transparent process that also removes geographical barriers.

Sign Up

Sign Up

Join the e-Conveyancing network

If you’re an Australian lawyer or conveyancer, you can register with PEXA online in eight easy steps. Before you get started, read the FAQs below.

Register today and experience the advantages of e-Conveyancing. As a member, you’ll be able to transact with lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions from across Australia.

  1. Australian lawyers and conveyancers can join PEXA by registering online. At any stage, you can save your progress and exit the application, allowing you to resume at a later date. If you have any questions, the PEXA Support Centre is on hand to guide you through the registration process.

  2. Any certified lawyer or conveyancer can complete the online registration on behalf of your organisation. However, in the final step of registration, contracts will need to be executed by an authorised signatory (that is, someone who is legally entitled to sign on behalf of your organisation).

  3. Early in the registration process you’ll be asked to nominate a Subscriber Manager. This person will be responsible for administering the account and receiving important notifications. They will also receive the first Digital Certificate.

    It’s recommended that you nominate a lawyer or licensed conveyancer for this role.

    • Organisational details: ABN and ACN (if applicable)
    • Professional details: Relevant certificates or licence
    • Financial details: Direct debit account details; trust account and duty disbursement account details (if applicable)
    • Names of persons to receive Digital Certificate(s)
    • Verification of Identity (VOI)

    Digital Certificates and VOI are industry safeguards that conform with the ARNECC regulatory framework.

  4. Those who sign the PEXA Participation Agreement on behalf of your organisation will be required to complete a VOI check. There are a number of ways in which this can be completed and PEXA will provide support to do this.

  5. Digital Certificates encrypt data, ensuring secure electronic signing of documents and the Financial Settlement Schedule in PEXA. Each Subscriber is required to obtain at least one Digital Certificate. The number of Digital Certificates needed will depend on how many people will be signing documents on behalf of your organisation.

    Your first Digital Certificate is free and will be issued to your nominated Subscriber Manager. Additional Digital Certificates can be ordered at any stage for $146.74 each. Each one is stored on an encrypted USB Token.

  6. Online registration can be quick and easy, provided you have the required documents and information at hand.

    If you need us to fast track your application, we can process it on the same day. Your Digital Certificate will be sent through the mail, if you have an imminent settlement we can faciliate delivery of your Digital Certificate via Express Post. You can start setting up your profile while you wait for it to arrive.

    We’re here to help you complete the online registration and answer any questions you may have along the way.

  7. Once you’ve registered, we will email you a welcome pack. This will include step-by-step instructions on how to set up your account so you're ready to start transacting as soon as possible.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Transitioning to e-Conveyancing is easy with expert training

Quickly and easily transition to e-Conveyancing by receiving free one-to-one training from our expert PEXA Specialists. PEXA Specialists are experienced lawyers and conveyancers, who will provide training tailored to your specific business needs. Training sessions can be held either in your office or over the phone, these sessions are scheduled around your availability. 

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PEXA Certified

The PEXA Certified program will provide you with access to valuable tools, including written resources, how-to videos and interactive tutorials, to give you a comprehensive understanding of how to easily transition to e-conveyancing.

Complete the program with a PEXA Specialist or by visiting the e-Conveyancing Community. Don't forget, you can always request a PEXA Specialist to assist you as you start transacting electronically. 

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Training Programs

  1. The program is open to organisations with in-house Learning and Development, Training or Operational Processing teams. By the end of the program, your training team will be PEXA-accredited facilitators with the confidence, knowledge and skills to deliver PEXA training to your organisation. Click here to view our Train-the-Trainer brochure.

    For further information, or to arrange training, contact your Account Manager or training@pexa.com.au

  2. For large firms, we offer tailored in-house training. This training is held at your office and is hands-on and interactive, designed to give your staff a real end-to-end experience of PEXA.

    The topics delivered are based on your internal requirements and can include Transfers, Caveats, Settlement Notices and/or Mortgage Processing.

    For further information, or to arrange training, contact your Account Manager or training@pexa.com.au

  3. We also offer tailored webinar sessions for your organisation. This can be held at a time of your choice, and access to training materials is provided.

    The topics delivered are based on your internal requirements and can include Transfers, Caveats, Settlement Notices and/or Mortgage Processing.

    For further information, or to arrange training, contact your Account Manager or training@pexa.com.au

  4. The Australian Institute of Conveyancing offer classroom based sessions on PEXA across Australia. These sessions are highly recommended and give you a great insight into PEXA including compliance requirements, subscriber obligations, completing a PEXA Transfer, Subscriber Administration and updates as new PEXA Functionality is released. Find out more about AIC National's Electronic Conveyancing Accredited (ECA) training here.

    Visit the Australian Institute of Conveyancing for more details and to book in.

Events

Events

Throughout the year we host a variety of talks, seminars, training workshops and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events. This provides an opportunity for you to connect and come together with other members of your network to share your experiences and maximise the efficiency gains e-Conveyancing offers your business.

PEXA also attend events and seminars hosted by your peak bodies including the Australian Institute of Conveyancers and your state-based Law Society to provide guidance on how to transition your business into the digital era.  

Hear from PEXA and your peers on how e-Conveyancing is creating efficiencies across the entire property settlement process.

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