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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 currently under review (PDF 149.8 KB)

Surveying Regulation Applications

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

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

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 (May 2015) (PDF 827.5 KB)

Preservation of Survey Infrastructure

Direction No. 11 (January 2017 draft 2) (PDF 2.2 MB)
Proposed draft to address major infrastructure and development projects. Specifically its compatibility with the requirements of
RMS - G71 Specification (also under review).

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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