Survey Practice Handbook
The Survey Practice Handbook is a reference work in three volumes – Part 1: Drawing Practice, Part 2: Survey Procedures and Part 3: Land Surveying Law and Administration.
Please note: the 'Update History' column for each section of the handbook indicates the most recent review date. Many sections of the Survey Practice Handbook are now out of date and can no longer be considered authoritative. Please refer to the current Surveyor-General of Victoria Practice Directives and relevant legislation for authoritative direction on surveying standards, surveying procedures and the responsibilities of surveyors.
The Survey Practice Handbook provides guidance for cadastral surveying in Victoria. It includes information on legislation and survey practice and is intended to improve the quality and compatibility of survey procedures and practice that ensure the integrity of Victoria's cadastral system.
The Survey Practice Handbook is available on the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria website.
The Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria publishes the handbook under Section 42 of the Surveyors Act 2004. The handbook was compiled by the former Surveyors Board of Victoria in collaboration with the Institution of Surveyors Victoria to provide practice guidelines and standards for plan preparation and survey procedures, law and administration. The handbook also provides information on cadastral surveying that the Surveyor-General considers valuable to registered surveyors, including the use of Global Positioning System (GPS).
First Published in 1984
Reprinted with minor amendments 1989
Published online with minor amendments 2003
Part II, Section 12 Surveying Using GPS minor amendments 2006
Only available online.
Errors and omissions excluded
Contact Surveyor-General Victoria to report any errors.
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