COVID-19: Council and Local Authorities updates

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Australian Councils, Courts, Land Registries and Authorities have responded to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 situation and have implemented a range of measures to keep their staff, customers and communities safe. As a result select services have been impacted.

GlobalX is providing our customers with a content hub of the latest information and will continue to release further updates as they come to hand.

To see services affected in your area, click on the relevant state on the map of Australia.

NSW

  • NSW Land Registry Services
    • From Monday 29 June 2020, the NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) Lodgment Office will relocate from Queens Square to Level 30, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney.
  • Local Courts
    • No personal appearance at the Courts. The Court will contact parties in relation to future listings to advise of the video and teleconference facilities available for their specific matter.
  • Supreme Court
    • Only accepting bulk work via post & other documents via e-mail. GlobalX can no longer lodge on behalf of customers. This will also impact litigation searches.

VIC

  • Magistrates Court
    • GlobalX can no longer attend the Magistrates Court. Litigation Searches must be sent via post.
  • Supreme Court
    • No longer accepting manual litigation search requests. They will accept e-mailed requests that are accompanied with a credit card details payment form.
    • The Probate Office no longer accepts paper lodgements. All probate filings must be completed on the Redcrest System. GlobalX can assist with this.
  • Land Titles Office
    • We can no longer drop box at the Land Titles Office in Melbourne. All filing must now be completed through PEXA. GlobalX Legal can assist with this.

QLD

  • The Supreme and District Courts
    • Seeking to maximise the use of telephone and video links to minimise the need for physical attendance in courtrooms.
  • Federal Circuit Court and Family Court
    • Currently closed. Firms are to call the court for assistance on electronically lodging documents.
  • Brisbane Land Titles Office
    • No longer accepting face-to-face lodgements. All work must be electronically lodged (which GlobalX can provide) or drop boxed, which may affect the return times.
  • Gold Coast Land Titles Office
    • Currently closed. All matters to be sent to Brisbane for drop box or e-lodging.
  • Settlement Rooms
    • FMS and SAI Settlement Rooms are only admitting one clerk per agency. This is causing significant delays in settlements at these venues.
    • The SAI settlement room (Brisbane) has been divided into 2 floors; discharging ANZ, NAB and NAB Broker discharges from Level 22, and all other banks (CBA, Westpac Business) from Level 25.

SA

  • Land Services SA
    • Settlement Room closed.
    • Customers can lodge documents via:
      • Drop & Go on the Ground Floor at 101 Grenfell Street Adelaide,
      • Face-to-Face on the Ground Floor at 101 Grenfell Street Adelaide (only to be utilised when absolutely necessary),
      • Postal Lodgement at GPO Box 543, Adelaide SA 5001, or
      • Electronically via an ELNO (PEXA or Sympli).

WA

  • Land Titles Office
    • Midland and Perth Landgate locations have moved to self-lodgement – measures are in place to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

TAS

  • The Supreme Court
    • Attendees can enter following strict hand sanitization measures and adhering to social distancing rules.
  • Magistrates Court
    • Attendees can enter following strict hand sanitization measures and adhering to social distancing rules.
  • Land Titles Office
    • Document can be delivered in person or via post.

ACT