HLRV Fundamentals Session 3: Torrens Title Records

21 October 2020


In this session we will look at the land records created after the Old System made way for Torrens Title in 1863. Learn how to find and use Torrens Title certificates, the Torrens Title Purchaser’s Index, and the Primary Application documents available on HLRV.

Session 3: Torrens Title and Primary Applications handout
Quick Guide - Converting a street address to a Vol-Fol and Lot/DP number (Torrens title)
Quick Guide - Converting a Vol-Fol or Lot/DP number to a street address (Torrens title)

The Historical Land Records Viewer (HLRV) provides free access to over 6 million digitised land records for New South Wales, dating back to the 1790s. These documents are invaluable sources for local and family history research but can sometimes be challenging to find in this fascinating yet complex database. 

Gain the knowledge and confidence to start your research using this rich collection of records.