The “Torrens Title” system is a system of registration of title, designed in the 1850s by Robert Richard Torrens for the South Australian land title registry. The NSW Department of Lands has been using the “Torrens” system since 1863.
A single register is created for each land holding. All details and interests affecting the land such as easements and covenants are then recorded on the register.
Each property in NSW is given a unique computerised reference number – a Folio Identifier consisting of the lot number in either a Deposited Plan or Strata Plan.
Contrary to a popular belief a “strata title” is a Torrens Title.