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 of property boundaries.​

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 property boundaries in Tasmania, which includes any survey for the purpose of 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
Phone: 03 6165 4444