A property search enables prospective purchasers of property to verify whether or not the department has, or may have, a land requirement for a specific property. If an impact / land requirement is identified, it would be in relation to transport and road infrastructure.
Approved service providers
Local call charge in Australia. Check with your service provider for call costs.
Frequently asked questions
What does a Transport and Main Roads property search cover?
The Department of Transport and Main Roads provides a single electronic property search that determines the land requirements against all transport projects, including railways, busways, cycleways, passenger transport corridors, light rail and state-controlled roads.
How long does a property search take?
The Department of Transport and Main Roads will endeavour to complete property searches within 10 days, with about 90% being completed within 2 days. If the property is in an active planning area, the property search will need to be forwarded on to the relevant project team for determination.
Which approved service provider should I use?
The approved service providers work directly with professional property services, such as a solicitor or conveyancing agent. It is recommended that you seek professional support for this type of transaction.
If you wish to perform your property search independently, Dye & Durham and CITEC (Confirm) offer this service to members of the public.
Who do I contact if I have any further questions regarding property searches?
You can contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Property Search Team on 1800 611 484*.
*Free call from anywhere in Australia, call charges apply for calls from mobile phones and payphones.
- Last updated 02 November 2022