Smith Land Surveyors P/L FAQs 

What is a land surveyor?

A Land Surveyor accurately determines the location of natural and artificial objects on the earth's surface. Data from the survey is then used to produce a plan and report for future planning.

What is a licensed surveyor?

A licensed surveyor is a surveyor who is authorised to perform cadastral surveys and is the only person legally entitled to undertake a survey to define and mark the boundaries of your property.  Licensed Surveyors are registered by the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria.  Any person, not being a Licensed Surveyor, who undertakes a boundary definition survey (a cadastral survey) is liable for prosecution, as such a survey is illegal, and would have no legal standing. 
(Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria, 2007)

When do I need a licensed surveyor?

You will require a registered licensed surveyor if you need to:

  • identify where the boundaries of your property are
  • construct a dwelling on or near your boundaries
  • claim title to land under adverse possession
  • subdivide your property
  • create an easement over your property
  • establish a building strata development

How do I ensure that you are a registered licensed surveyor?

The Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria provides information on all registered licensed surveyors within Victoria. Please click here to search for our licensed surveyors, Glenn Smith or Mark Potter.

What areas do you provide your land surveyor services?

As Smith Land Surveyors P/L are based in Geelong, we are in the ideal location to provide our surveying services in these areas:

Greater and metropolitan Melbourne
All suburbs of Melbourne and outer Melbourne including Altona, St Albans, Taylors Lakes, Derrimut, Melton, Point Cook, Thomastown and surrounds.

Greater Geelong
Lara, Armstrong Creek, Hoppers Crossing, Werribee, Waurn Ponds, Bacchus Marsh, Little River, Winchelsea and Moriac.

Surf Coast
Torquay
, Jan Juc, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Bellbrae, Fairhaven, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Bells Beach

Bellarine Peninsula
Barwon Heads
, Ocean Grove, Leopold, St Leonards, Clifton Springs, Point Lonsdale, Drysdale, Bellarine, Portarlington, Indented Heads, Swan Bay, Queenscliff and Breamlea.

Are you able to do subdivisions Geelong, Melbourne, Werribee and surrounds?

Yes. Smith Land Surveyors P/L is licensed to create multiple allotments on existing properties by dividing parcels of land. Ask us about subdivisions in your area.

Can you assist me with a topographic survey?

Using modern technology we conduct a topographical survey to locate information about the topography of the land and provide you with a professionally produced plan. Again, our topographic surveys can be done in Geelong, Werribee, Melbourne, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula.