Regulatory framework

The basis of the regulatory framework for National Electronic Conveyancing in Australia is an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for an Electronic Conveyancing National Law entered into in 2011 by the governments of the six States and the Northern Territory.

The IGA establishes the Australian Registrars' National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) and sets out its objectives on behalf of the Registrars in each participating State and Territory:

  • to provide advice on the National Electronic Conveyancing Law (ECNL) and any matters relating to National Electronic Conveyancing
  • to ensure that as far as practicable business practices with respect to National Electronic Conveyancing are consistent when implemented in each jurisdiction
  • to develop and maintain one national set each of Model Operating Requirements (MOR) and Model Participation Rules (MPR) to be implemented as Operating Requirements and Participations Rules respectively in each jurisdiction to facilitate National Electronic Conveyancing.