Registration as a Licensed Land Surveyor - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to practice as a land surveyor in Western Australia. Surveying land includes the re-establishment of boundaries previously established. You will also require a valid annual Practising Certificate if you intend to make authorised surveys.

If you hold a current equivalent registration in another Australian State or Territory, or New Zealand, you may be eligible to apply for this registration under mutual recognition arrangements. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have completed an approved degree in surveying;
  • Not have been convicted of an offence in WA in the past 10 years, be bound by a bail undertaking, or have a charge pending; and
  • Have obtained a certificate of competency.

To obtain a certificate of competency you must have completed:

  • Two years of training under a professional training agreement with a Licensed Surveyor;
  • A survey law examination;
  • A practical examination;
  • A project examination; and
  • A professional interview.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.





Other resources

Administering agency

Land Surveyors Licensing Board

Act(s) name

Licensed Surveyors Act 1909 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Licensed Surveyors (Licensing and Registration) Regulations 1990 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Board Secretary
Land Surveyors Licensing Board

Operating address:
1 Midland Square
Western Australia 6056
Mailing address:
PO BOX 2222
Midland DC, Western Australia 6936


08 9273 7104


08 9273 7676

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