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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 1.1 MB)

Approved Permanent Marks

Direction No. 2 (PDF 1.1 MB)

Preparation of Locality Sketch Plans

Locality Sketch Plan forms

Direction No. 3 (PDF 865.4 KB)

Control for Cadastral Surveys

Direction No. 4 (PDF 348.3 KB)


Direction No. 5 (PDF 1000.1 KB)

Verification of Distance Measuring Equipment

EDM Baseline Booking System

EDM Baseline Measurement Reports

EDM Calibration Recording Sheet (PDF 61KB)


Direction No. 6 (PDF 205.4 KB)

Water as a Boundary

Direction No. 7 currently under review (PDF 149.8 KB)

Surveying Regulation Applications

Exemption Request form (DOC 84KB)

Direction No. 8 - revised (PDF 306.1 KB)

Mining Tenure Surveys

Direction No. 9 - new version (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 75.3 KB)

Survey of Crown Land

Direction No. 11 (PDF 827.5 KB)

Preservation of Survey Infrastructure

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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