Land Registry Services and Court Closure Dates

Over Christmas and the New Year.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the holiday season

As the year comes to a close in what was a transformative year, we would like to advise you of the Land Registry Services and Court closure dates in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Filters: QLD NSW VIC
QLD Titles Registry office 25th December – 4th January
Supreme Court 21st December – 1st January
District Court
Magistrates Court
Family Court Only closed on public holidays.
QLD Transport and Main Roads (Property Searches) 25th December – 4th January
Gladstone City Council
Cairns Regional Council
Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate & Community Management
Gold Coast City Council (Planning and Development Certificates) Council is advising current delays in the processing of all standard and full planning and development certificates (PDC). This extends to any standard and full PDC requests made in the lead up to the Christmas and New Year period.

They are unable to issue any standard or full PDC within the statutory timeframe due to the high number of PDC’s both in progress and to be commenced.

Council will endeavor to provide the Certificate as soon as it is reasonably practical. Officers can provide progress via email if this is requested.

All PDC’s are issued in physical form via registered post / courier direct to the applicant. If you would like the completed certificate package to be provided directly to your client, please provide written authority via email.

Unfortunately due to current workload constraints, any new Standard or Full Planning and Development Certificate request made from today (15 December 2020), will not be commenced until the start of the new year being mid-January 2021.
Office of State Revenue 25th December – 4th January
Sunshine Coast 24th December – 4th January
Fraser Coast & Wide Bay Water
Scenic Rim Council 23rd December – 4th January
Townsville City Council 24th December – 4th January
Ipswich City Council 24th December – 4th January

Any applications for “Rates Only”, “Limited Planning & Development Property Search Certificates”, Building and Plumbing searches or “Flood Level Requests” required by Thursday, 24 December 2020 should be lodged by 11:00 AM on Thursday, 17 December 2020. Applications received after 11:00 AM on Thursday, 17 December 2020 may not be able to be completed and emailed to your office until after Monday, 4 January 2021.
NSW Workers compensation commission Closed indefinitely.
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
High Court
NSW Land Registry Services Open every day over the holiday period, excluding public holidays.
Supreme Court Open every day over the holiday period, excluding public holidays.

The Registry counter will be closed to the public and will reopen on the 25th of January, 2021.
Land & Environment Court Open every day over the holiday period. This excludes the 29th of December when the court is closed and public holidays.
Local Court 25th December – 8th January
District Court
ACT Settlements 23rd December – 4th of January
(All ACT based paper settlements will be unavailable during this time.)
Water NSW (Water Search Enquiries) 24th December – 1 January
(Applications received after 22/12/2020 will be processed when Water NSW reopens in the New Year.)
Department of Regional NSW - Spatial Services (Conveyancing Searches) 18th December – 8th January
Mid Coast Council 25th December – 4th January
Central Coast Council 23rd December – 7th January
Ausgrid 18th December – 11th January
Yass Valley Council 24th December – 4th January
Woollahra Council Property certificates cannot be requested from 12pm on Wednesday the 23rd of December until 9am on Wednesday the 6th of January.
Fairfield Council Fairfield City Council will be closed from 23rd of December until the 11th of January. Property certificates will not be available from 12pm on the 22nd of December.
National Parks and Wildlife Service The last day for receiving NPWS Interest searches for this year will be C.O.B on Wednesday the 23rd of December. Searches will resume on Wednesday the 6th of January, 2021.
VIC Land Titles Office Closed indefinitely.

Please note GlobalX are able to conduct the following services*:
  • Banking
  • Stamping (online)
  • Complex title searches
  • Probate searches (no older than three years)
  • Process serving
  • Assisting customers as a drop off point for their couriers
Supreme Court
Probate Office
County Court
Federal Court

*GlobalX Melbourne office is closed from 25th December 2020 – 8th January 2021 and will not be able to conduct services during this time.