Registration of Tasmanian Surveyors
The Surveyors Act 2002
- mandatory registration of surveyors intending to practise as land surveyors in Tasmania; and
- voluntary registration of surveyors practising other disciplines (such as engineering or hydrographic surveying) who have competency accreditation recognised by a relevant surveying institution as satisfying national competency standards.
Roles of Surveyor General and Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board
The Surveyor General maintains a Register of Tasmanian Surveyors under Section (4)(a) of the Surveyors Act 2002 but is not responsible for determining the professional competence of persons wishing to be added to the register.
A person applying for registration as a land surveyor under the must have the educational and practical training prescribed by the Surveyors Regulations 2014 and the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board administers a process that enables applicants to establish their professional competency to practise as a registered land surveyor in Tasmania.
The annual registration period runs from 1 January to 31 December and the full fee applies for part year registration applications.
All applications for registration must be made to the Office of the Surveyor General, using the forms available below for initial registration or through the LIST interface for renewal of registration.
The fee for registration in 2022 is $330.00 whilst the late renewal fee for re-registration (renewal application received after 31 December 2021 up until 31 March 2022) is $412.50.
If you are applying for initial registration
as a surveyor for the first time in Tasmania in 2022, you must complete OSG Form A and provide evidence of your educational qualifications and training that are specified on the form, along with payment of $330.00 :
If you are already registered and wish to renew
your registration, you must do so on-line through the LIST interface, providing a summary declaration of survey-related activity and professional development for the preceding 12 months in accordance with the Professional Development Directions prior to completing the renewal of registration. The appropriate section of the re-registration product is made visible on the LIST interface for eligible surveyors on the 1st of December each year.
Failure to renew registration by 31 March 2022 will result in removal from the Register.
Applications under mutual recognition legislation
iIf you are already a registered or licenced surveyor in another State or Territory of Australia or from New Zealand and you wish to apply for registration under mutual recognition legislation you must complete OSG Form A and OSG Form C and provide the evidence and documentation outlined on the forms, along with the payment of $330.00 :
OSG Form C (129Kb)
Automatic mutual recognition of registration
A national scheme for Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) was established by the Federal Government on 1 July 2021 and commenced in Tasmania on 22 December 2021, joining New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory as the participating jursdictions at that point.
The AMR scheme builds on existing mutual recognition arrangements and streamlines the process for registered individuals who wish to temporarily work in another jurisdiction. Under AMR a person is automatically deeemed to be registered in the second jurisdiction for undertaking activities that they are licensed or certified for in their home jurisdiction provided certain pre-conditions are met.
Presently only small number of occupations are included in the AMR scheme and Land suveying will not be included in Tasmania until 1 July 2022. Land surveyors from other jurisdictions wishing to practise in Tasmania prior to the inclusion of Land Surveying in the AMR scheme in both jurisdictions need to use the mutual recognition process.
General Information about AMR in Tasmania is available from the web site of the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance and federally from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.