If you are a trustee and acquire Victorian land on trust, you must notify us within one month of acquiring the land.

To notify us of a trust acquisition of an interest in land, you should lodge a Notice of Trust Acquisition of an Interest of Land LTX-Trust-08 . You should also lodge Notice of Acquisition of an Interest in Land LTX-Form-01, which is lodged with the Victorian Registrar of Titles.

Where a property has been acquired by more than one trust, each trust must lodge a separate LTX-Trust-08.

Failure to lodge a notice within the one-month deadline may result in penalties.

If you are a personal representative and you are commencing the administration of a deceased estate, do not lodge LTX-Trust-08. Instead, you should lodge Deceased Estate Commencement of Administration LTX-Trust-13 with us.

If you are lodging a survivorship application with the Victorian Registrar of Titles, you must also submit a Notice of Acquisition of an Interest in Land LTX-Form-01 for the transfer of land to the survivor with the Registrar.

Please refer to our information on trusts and frequently asked questions for more details.

1

Gather required information

The following information is needed to complete the Notice of Trust Acquisition of an Interest of Land LTX-Trust-08, but refer to the form for specific instructions:

  • Details of the transferee (buyer), including:
    • name of trustee,
    • name listed on title (if different from the trustee),
    • name of trust, and
    • the current mailing address for the trust,
  • Australian Business Number (ABN) of the trust,
  • If there is more than one transferee (buyer), details of each transferee, including the percentage interest in the land that is being acquired by each transferee,
  • Details of the transferor (seller),
  • Details of the land acquired, including volume, folio, lot and plan numbers, and
  • The actual transfer/settlement date

 

2

Complete the notice

The notification can be completed:

  • On screen, then printed and signed, or
  • Downloaded to be printed, completed by hand and signed

Either way, the form must be physically signed prior to lodgement with us. If you are completing this notice by hand, please use block letters in blue or black ballpoint pen.

Download the notice

Note: bare trustees

Usually, the title to the land is registered under the trustee’s name. However, there may be instances where the trustees name is not on title, such as where there is a bare trust, instalment warrants or custodial arrangements.

In these situations, please ensure that the right entity names are in the correct field in your notification, as follows:

  • The legal entity whose name is on the title should be provided under "Name listed on title",
  • The trustee of the trust should be provided under "Name of trustee", and
  • The name of the trust whose beneficiaries have ultimate beneficial interest in the land should be provided under "Name of trust"

If you are unsure, please contact us.

3

Lodge your notice

Email

Email the signed and completed form as an attachment to contact@sro.vic.gov.au.

Mail

Mail the signed and completed form to:

State Revenue Office
GPO Box 1641
MELBOURNE
VIC 3001

or

State Revenue Office
DX 260090
MELBOURNE

Next steps

Depending on the value of your land and the rate of land tax your trust will be assessed under, you may receive a land tax assessment.