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 2.9 MB)

Approved Permanent Marks.

Direction No. 2

(PDF 695.5 KB)

Preparation of Locality Sketch Plans

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

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 921.5 KB)

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

Direction No. 4

(PDF 694.6 KB)

Interpreting the Survey Control Information Management System (SCIMS).

For guidance on how to use SCIMS please use the SCIMS Online Support Guide (PDF 5.8 MB).

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)

Contact Customer Support

Direction No. 6

(PDF 1.2 MB)

Water as a Boundary – Document under review

Direction No. 7

(PDF 5.0 MB)

Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 - Applications – applicable from 01 Jan 2020 (adoption of GDA2020).

Download the Surveyor General’s-Deposited Plan Checklist (PDF 521.8 KB)

Download the GridCalc (GDA2020) for NSW (ZIP 7.88 MB) spreadsheet package from ICSM’s GitHub repository (GridCalc_GDA2020_NSW.xlsm will require Microsoft Excel 2007 or later)

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

Download the Surveyor-General’s approved GDA2020 schedule templates package SSIR2017.zip (ZIP 224.0 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 with GDA2020.

Download the Surveyor-General’s approved GDA94 schedule templates package SSIR2017.zip (ZIP 227.2 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 with GDA94.

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 – Document under review

Direction No. 9

(PDF 2.3 MB)

GNSS for Cadastral Surveys – Document under review

Download the Resource Pack (ZIP 41.5 KB)

GNSS Validation Bass Hill (PDF 1.0 MB)

GNSS Validation Newcastle (PDF 1.4 MB)

GNSS Validation Wollongong (PDF 1.2 MB)

Direction No. 10

(PDF 507.4 KB)

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

Direction No. 11

(PDF 545.6 KB)

Preservation of Survey Infrastructure – Document under review to support GDA2020

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

POSI Application Support Guide (PDF 243.3 KB)

Download the Information Sheet Protecting survey marks (PDF 2.7 MB)

Download the POSI Resource Pack (ZIP 8.8 MB)

DBYD_80 DBYD can be used in conjunction with Direction No. 11 when searching for survey infrastructure.

Direction No. 12

(PDF 1.3 MB)

Control Surveys and SCIMS – Document under review

Download the Resource Pack (ZIP 41.5 KB)

Direction No. 13

(PDF 458.4 KB)

Aquaculture Lease Surveys – Document under review to support GDA2020

Download the Reference Documents (Zip 889.7 KB)