The subdivision process

To subdivide land the following must be registered with the Office of the Registrar-General. This comes under the Conveyancing Act 1919:

  • Plan of subdivision
  • or a Strata Plan
  • or a Strata Plan of Subdivision within the meaning of Strata Schemes Development Act 2015.

Subdivision of land does not include:

  • a plan of consolidation
  • a plan of identification
  • a miscellaneous plan within the meaning of section 195 of the Conveyancing Act 1919.

A strata plan or strata plan of subdivision generally cannot be registered in LPI unless it has a strata certificate issued under part 4 of the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015.

Getting a subdivision approved

The size and scale of the development will determine the planning pathway you need to take.

Visit Getting a subdivision approved for more information. You will also find information about how to get a separate title on your subdivision.