Surveyors Act 2002 Amendments

​​​The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is seeking feedback on amendments to the Surveyors Act 2002 (the Act). The Act provides for the registration of surveyors with diverse specialist competencies; the regulation of the practice of registerd surveyors engaged in surveys authorised or required under any Act, and other related matters.

Aim of this Review

​​​​The aim of this review is to consider amendments to improve the effec​tiveness of the Act in ensuring surveys of legal interests in real property meet community requirements. It is concerned with two issues, the first being the level of supervision that must be exercised by a registered land surveyor over non-registered person undertaking a survey of land, whilst the second deals with the publication of disciplinary outcomes imposed by the Director of Consumer Affairs.​

Issue​​s Paper

An issues paper has been prepared that outlines why amendments are required to address the above issues, proposes amendment options for both and provides an oppurtunity to comment on the options.

 Surveyors Act 2002 Amendments Issues Paper (PDF 516Kb)​

How to make a Submission

Please forward submissions to:

Mr Scott Strong​

Surveyors Act 2002 Amendments

Heritage and Land Tasmania





The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 21 June 2023.

Importa​​nt Information to Note

Your submission and your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 
In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the submission will be treated as public. 
If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government. 
Submissions containing defamatory or offensive material, in whole or in part, will not be published.
If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information​​ Act 2009 and Confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). 
If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment. ​


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