Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria

Survey Practice Handbook


This document is out of date and is being reviewed.

As a historical reference document, some sections provide accurate and current information on land and land transactions.


The Survey Practice Handbook is a reference work, in three volumes, which provides best-practice guidance for the land surveying industry. It contains a broad spectrum of material, including information on legislation and surveying practice, in order to improve the quality and compatibility of surveying procedures and practice in Victoria.

The Survey Practice Handbook was compiled by the previous Surveyors Board in collaboration with the Institution of Surveyors Victoria to provide practice guidelines and standards for plan preparation and surveying procedures, law and administration.


The handbook contains guidance on the various Acts and regulations that relate to the practice of surveying and the subdivision of land, such as the standards and content for plans and documents under the Subdivision Act 1988. The handbook also provides other information on matters relating to surveying generally that the Board considers to be of value to licensed surveyors.


Please note the "Update History" column for each section of the Handbook. This indicates the most recent review date.



© Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria.
First Published in 1984
Reprinted with minor amendments 1989
Revised 1997

Guidance note added April 2024



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