Registration as a Surveyor - New South Wales


You will need this registration to practise land or mining surveying in New South Wales. Surveyors assess land and geographic information by determining the size and shape of an area of land or working out the position of boundaries of public or private land. There are various classes of surveyor registration.

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 registration, you must:

  • hold a recognised qualification
  • have a certain amount of recognised practical experience within the last 5 years (at least 2 years for land surveyor and 3 years for mining surveyor)
  • have either passed the Board's examination or fulfilled the requirements of a recognised professional training agreement
  • be of good character.

To commence the registration process, you must first enrol as a candidate surveyor. A person is entitled to enrol as a candidate surveyor if the person is either:

  • enrolled in a course of studies leading towards a recognised qualification
  • the holder of a recognised qualification.

Please note that once you are registered you must comply with the continuing professional development requirements.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


One, three or five years


Registrations expire in July each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within 28 days.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

Board of Surveying and Spatial Information

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Supporting information