Registration as a Surveyor - New South Wales


You will require this registration if you intend to act as a land or mining surveyor in New South Wales. This includes providing services to assess land and geographic information to be used for planning and regulation of the land and related structures, such as 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 registration depending on the services to be provided.

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 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
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any required fees.

To commence the registration process you must firstly 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 consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Applications will generally be assessed within 28 days.




Registrations expire in July each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $74.00 -
Apply Licence All $461.00 Standard registration.
Apply Licence All $605.00 Combined Land and Mining registration.
Apply Licence All $605.00 NSW and ACT combined registration.

Act(s) name

Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 NSW

Administering agency

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.


Board of Surveying and Spatial Information

Operating address: 346 Panorama Avenue
New South Wales 2795
Mailing address: PO BOX 143
Bathurst, New South Wales 2795
Phone: 02 6332 8238
Fax: 02 6332 8240
Website: Board of Surveying and Spatial Information (Opens in new window)