Registration as a Licensed Surveyor - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to provide cadastral, or land surveying services in Victoria. Cadastral surveying involves interpreting and advising on boundary locations and the status of land ownership, as well as the physical recording of land boundary information for use on plans and maps.

It is illegal to use the title of licensed surveyor unless you are registered. Only licensed surveyors can:

  • carry out cadastral surveys
  • certify the accuracy of a cadastral survey
  • sign or initial a plan of a cadastral survey
  • place a survey peg or survey mark in land.

Cadastral surveys are generally performed to subdivide land into parcels for ownership under a land title and to re-establish boundaries of previously surveyed properties to determine the physical extent of ownership or to facilitate the transfer of the property title.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • apply in writing to the Board
  • successfully complete a university degree in surveying or geomatics or an equivalent qualification as approved by the Board
  • successfully complete a Professional Training Agreement
  • pass examinations in cadastral surveying
  • provide other information the Board may specify
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this registration that you engage in a program of Further Professional Education or Training (FPET) and pay an annual renewal fee.





Initial application. Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$214.70Fees for 2016-17.

Practising surveyor. Fees for 2016-17.

Renewal$59.70Non-practising surveyor. Fees for 2016-17.



Please include with your application form the following required items:

  • The statutory declaration (including relevant attachments), signed before an authorised witness;
  • Certified copies of any accompanying documents such as course graduation certificates and proof of practice;
  • Insurance documents; and
  • The application fee.


It is anticipated that Renewal of Registration Notices will be forwarded out to current registration holders towards the end of the year.

Administering agency

Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria

Act(s) name

Surveying Act 2004 (Victoria)

Contact details

Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria

Operating address:
Level 17, 570 Bourke Street
VIC 3000


03 8636 2555


03 8636 2589

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