Historical title search

A Qld historical title search will provide current information as well as a list of any dealings registered, since the title transferred to the Automated Titles System. The search provides information such as past owners or changes to land descriptions.

View a sample historical title search result.

The result summary page will display a list of ‘Other related searches’ that are available. A separate charge applies to each item you select.

How does this information differ from an imaged or automated title?

  • An imaged title is a ‘snapshot’ of the title as it was in 1994/1995.
  • An automated title is an extract from the Automated Titles System showing the current information for a title at the time of your request.
  • A historical title search lists the changes to the automated title, so that you can easily track them.

How can I tell when a title was first created?

The title reference indicates when the title was created.

Title reference numbers beginning with 1, 2 or 3 are sometimes referred to as paper titles. They were created before 1994 and are now imaged.

Title reference numbers beginning with a 5 (or higher) have been created since 1994. They are called computer titles, because they were immediately entered into the Automated Titles System and have never been ‘paper’.

How do I obtain historical details for titles created since 1994?

A Qld historical title search will show all the changes for a title since it was entered on the Automated Titles System (ATS) from 1994 to the present. Titles created since 1994 were entered straight onto the ATS, so every change since the title’s creation will be on the historical title (except for current title information).

How do I obtain historical details for titles created before 1994?

Historical information before 1994 is on the imaged title. For titles created before 1994, to obtain a complete historical record, order copies of the imaged title and historical title.

To order imaged titles, go to ‘Order images: Title’ on the Qld lands menu.

How will I receive my search results?

Results are immediately available via the result screen. They’re also available in the Confirm inbox for up to 30 business days.

If required, you can choose to receive a result via email.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Our Customer Service Centre is here to help you between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone 1800 773 773
Email confirm@citec.com.au

For more information on how to search, view our Qld land searches user guide.