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SCIMS online

SCIMS contains coordinates and related information for survey marks established under the direction of the Surveyor General and is maintained for the purposes of cadastral boundary definition, engineering surveys, mapping and a variety of other spatial applications.

The datum used for the horizontal position of survey marks is the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94) at ICSM website. Coordinates are provided as easting and northing values on the Map Grid of Australia (MGA) projection or as latitude and longitude (geographic).

Where available, heights of survey marks relate to the Australian Height Datum 1971 (AHD71).

Accuracy statements(class and order) are assigned to each position and height. Other related information includes details of mark types, eccentric / witness marks and trigs tations.

Results of all searches may be viewed on screen, printed or downloaded in a number of common file formats.

SCIMS Online integrates all data sets related to the Survey Control Network in one website.


Access is only available through the Spatial Services portal. Access to the SCIMS online is based on an individual user account i.e. any individual required to use SCIMS should have access to the Spatial Services portal.

Please go to the Spatial Services portal, go to the Registrations page (found in the top right of the page) and fill out the required information. You will be contacted by us for confirmation of details.

Access to the data is through a digital mapping application, based on the current SIX Maps. This allows for the graphical display of imagery, cadastre and survey marks and the digital selection of survey marks for the download of geodetic, metadata and Locality Sketch Plans. Ordered products are delivered through an email and download process.

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Contact us

Any questions you may have regarding SCIMS Online, please contact:

SCIMS Online helpdesk

T: 1300 211 253 (8.30am to 5.00 pm)


A full customer enquiry service for all survey control and related matters is available by telephone or 'over the counter' from:

Survey Information and Systems

Level 14 McKell Building
2-24 Rawson Place
Haymarket, NSW 2000

We welcome your questions or comments about SCIMS Online.

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