Survey Directions, Tasmania

​​​​​​​​​​​​Within Tasmania only surveyors with the Land competency in the register of surveyors kept under the Surveyors Act 2002​ are entitled to undertake surveys describing the location of legal interests on a parcel of land. This includes but is not limited to title, easment, covenant and building envelope boundaries, but not the specific surveys and plans listed in the Exempt Surveys Directions, T​asmania​.

The Survey Directions, Tasmania have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of section 15 ​of the Surveyors Act 2002 and the purpose of the Directions is to set the technical specifications and standards to be observed in the conduct of surveys of land made for a statutory purpose, as prescribed in of the principal Act, and listed in Schedule 1 of the Directions.​

Accordingly these Directions must be observed by all Registered Land Surveyors undertaking surveys of a legal interest on a parcel of land in Tasmania, which includes deciding whether improvements are, or are not, within the boundaries of any land.​

  Survey Directions, Tasmania Effective 1/10/2020   (790Kb)​​​​​​​​

  Survey Directions, Tasmania effective 14/9/2018 - 30/9/2020​    (1Mb)​


  Survey Directions, Tasmania Effective 10/12/2014 - 13/9/2018   (628Kb)

  Survey Directions, Tasmania Effective 01/03/2008 - 09/12/2014   (494Kb)

   Survey Directions, Tasmania Effective 01/01/2005 - 29/02/2008 (441 KB)

Plan Forms required to be used after 1/1​​​0/2020 (GDA2020) are available here​.

Survey Checklists based upon the aspects included in the Survey Directions, Tasmania effective 1/10/2020 and LTO plan inspection are available here​.


Office of the Surveyor General

134 Macquarie Street,
HOBART, TAS, 7000.