Registration of Tasmanian Surveyors

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Surveyors Act 2002​ provides for:
    • 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 B​oard

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 :

  OSG Form A   (260Kb)


If you ar​e alre​​​ad​y 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.​

If you are already registered as a land surveyor

in another State or Territory of Australia or from New Zealand, you may be eligable to apply for registration under mutual recognition legislation and 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 recogn​ition of occupational registrations

A new national scheme for Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations (AMR) was established by the Federal Government on 1 July 2021 and introduced in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory for some occupations. 

The scheme builds on existing mutual recognition arrangements and streamlines the process for registerd 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.

Tasmania has not yet joined the AMR scheme but will do so by 1 July 2022 and implement it for land surveying. Until such time as it is introduced land surveyors need to use the mutual recognition process.

Information about AMR is available from the web site of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.


Office of the Surveyor General
134 Macquarie Street
Phone: 03 6165 4444