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Surveyor General's Directions

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

Direction No.1 (PDF 2.3 MB)

Approved Permanent Marks

Direction No. 2 (PDF 837.9 KB)

Preparation of Locality Sketch Plans

Download the Locality Sketch Plan which contains a template AutoCAD drawing file (.dwg) of the blank official Locality Sketch Plan (LSP) (ZIP 1.4 MB)

Download the Locality Sketch Plan (LSP) template in PDF format LSP Template.pdf (PDF 240.1 KB)

Download the Locality Sketch Plan (LSP) template in TIFF format LSP Template.tiff (TIFF 260.9 KB)

To report a change to a survey mark status, location or revise a marks spatial position please complete the SCIMS Status Report 

Direction No. 3 (PDF 454.3 KB)

This Direction is retired. The full version is available in Historical Survey Documents.

Direction No. 4 (PDF 856.7 KB)

Interpreting the Survey Control Information Management System (SCIMS)

For guidance on how to use SCIMS please use the SCIMS Online Support Guide.

Direction No. 5 (PDF 1.2 MB)

Calibration of Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM) Equipment 

EDM Baseline Booking System

EDM Baseline Measurement Reports

EDM Calibration Recording Sheet (PDF 31.5 KB)


Direction No. 6 (PDF 1.2 MB)

Water as a Boundary

Direction No. 7 (PDF 3.4 MB)

Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 - Applications

Download the Surveyor General’s Deposited Plan Checklist (PDF 1.0 MB)

Download the GridCalc (GDA94) for NSW spreadsheet package from ICSM’s GitHub repository (GridCalc_GDA94_NSW.xlsm will require Microsoft Excel 2007 or later) (ZIP 10.8 MB)

Download the Surveyor-General’s approved schedule templates package (ZIP 227.1 KB) which contains an AutoCAD 2007 drawing file (.dwg) and an AutoCAD 2007 DXF (.dxf) drawing both of which contain the schedules approved by the Surveyor-General for use under the SSIR2017.

Download the datum line, coordinate schedule and height + height difference flowcharts. (ZIP 445.7 KB)

Application for Surveyor General's Approvals and Exemptions - S&SI Regs

AUSPOS Submission

Direction No. 8 (PDF 403.0 KB)

Mining Tenure Surveys

Direction No. 9 (PDF 2.3 MB)

GNSS for Cadastral Surveys

Download the Resource Pack

Direction No. 10 (PDF 303.4 KB)

Survey of Crown Land

Direction No. 11 (PDF 1.6 MB)

Preservation of Survey Infrastructure

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

Download the Information Sheet Protecting survey marks (PDF )

Download the POSI Resource Pack (Zip 14.2 MB)

DBYD can be used in conjunction with Direction No. 11 when searching for survey infrastructure.

Direction No. 12 (PDF 527.8 KB)

Control Surveys and SCIMS

Download the Resource Pack 

Direction No. 13 (PDF 460.3 KB)

Aquaculture Lease Surveys

Download the Reference Documents (Zip 889.7 KB) 

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