Registration as a Licensed Land Surveyor - Western Australia


You will need 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 need 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.

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 21 years of age
  • have completed an approved degree in surveying
  • 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
  • practical examinations
  • projects
  • a professional interview.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Schedule of Fees - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Licensed Surveyors Act 1909 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Licensed Surveyors (Licensing and Registration) Regulations 1990 Western Australia

Application process


Your completed application should be accompanied by:

  • evidence that you are at least 21 years old
  • a copy of the certificate of competency
  • two testimonials attesting to your good fame and character
  • evidence of your declaration
  • the prescribed fee.

Administering agency

Land Surveyors Licensing Board

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Board Secretary

Land Surveyors Licensing Board

Western Australia
Operating address: 1 Midland Square
Western Australia 6056
Mailing address: PO BOX 2222
Midland DC, Western Australia 6936
Phone: 08 9273 7104
Website: Land Surveyors Licensing Board (Opens in new window)