Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria

Professional Regulation


Licensed Surveyors play a very important role in our society.  We depend on them for determining our property boundaries.  They prepare the foundation on which our communities and cities are built and they facilitate development from design to monitoring after completion.  For over 100 years the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria, a statutory body, has been responsible for establishing and maintaining the high standards of surveying practice and competency of Victoria's cadastral surveying profession.


Victoria's efficient land tenure system is based on the Torrens system of land registration.  It is largely through the regulation of licensed surveyors that government is able to effectively manage the risks to the property boundary system.  Only a person registered by the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria can practise cadastral surveying or use the title Licensed Surveyor.  Confidence in Victoria's property boundary system underpins a robust property market, which through property financing and transactions is a significant part of Victoria's wealth generation. 


A Licensed Surveyor's work has cumulative and long-term effects on future generations.  Many functions of a licensed surveyor are, by their very nature, functions provided for society at large.  Imagine what life would be like without licensed surveyors.  We would have continual disputes over who owns which piece of land and where that piece of land starts and finishes.  Buildings may not be set out correctly and safe roads would not be built.  The professional services provided by a qualified surveyor cost less in time, worry and expense than the cost of moving a building, relocating improvements or defending a law suit in court because of a land boundary dispute.


The registration of licensed surveyors provides confidence in the correctness and accuracy of the location of property boundaries, buildings and all infrastructure. 




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