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Cover image: Photo of article Diddly Squat: The $1.7 million home awarded to Bill Gertos [for free] under squatter's rights by Annabel Hennessy dated 31 October 2018. Picture Christian Gilles

wikiHow to Obtain Adverse Possession in Australia

This article provides a basic, starter overview to help your research. Know your own State's legislation -> Victoria, 15 years South Australia, 15 years New South Wales, 12 years Western Australia, 12 years Tasmania, 12 years Queensland, 12 years Note: Legislation is subject to change at any time -> always seek legal advice to confirm the current position.

Adverse possession (Victoria)

Adverse possession is a legal principle that enables the occupier of a piece of land to obtain legal ownership (from the current owner being the registered owner named on the Title). To be successful they need to prove uninterrupted and exclusive possession of the land for at least 15 years (in Victoria). Times vary for other states/territories.

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