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Surveyor General's Directions

The Surveyor General's Directions provide information about survey practice in New South Wales.

The following links allow you to open or download the directions in PDF format.

Direction No. 1 (PDF 768.8 KB)

Approved Permanent Marks

Direction No. 2 (PDF 666.2 KB)

Preparation of Locality Sketch Plans

Locality Sketch Plan forms

Direction No. 3 (PDF 600.9 KB)

Control for Cadastral Surveys

Direction No. 4 (PDF 3.7 MB)

Direction No. 4 is currently under review. In the meantime this guide provides information on how to use SCIMS Online.

Direction No. 5 (PDF 708.2 KB)

Verification of Distance Measuring Equipment

EDM Baseline Booking System

EDM Baseline Measurement Reports

EDM Calibration Recording Sheet (PDF 61KB)


Direction No. 6 (PDF 1.2 MB)

Water as a Boundary

Direction No. 7 (PDF 2.5 MB)

Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 - Applications

Application for Surveyor General Approval - S&SI Regs Exemption Request form

Download the datum line flowchart (PDF 360 KB)

Download the coordinate schedule flowchart (PDF 111 KB)

Direction No. 8 (PDF 403.0 KB)

Mining Tenure Surveys

Direction No. 9 (PDF 2.3 MB)

GNSS for Cadastral Surveys

GNSS Test details for Bass Hill (PDF 3.9MB)
Currently being reviewed and updated

GNSS Test details for Newcastle (PDF 2.4MB)
Currently being reviewed and updated

Direction No. 10 (PDF 303.4 KB)

Survey of Crown Land

Direction No. 11 (PDF 1.5 MB)

Preservation of Survey Infrastructure

Application for Surveyor General Approval - Survey Mark(s) Removal

Download the Information Sheet Protecting survey marks (PDF 319.3 KB)

Direction No. 12 (PDF 498.7 KB)

Control Surveys and SCIMS

Direction No. 13 (PDF 1.2 MB)

Aquaculture Lease Surveys

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