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About preparation of plans of subdivision and consolidation

A plan of subdivision allows an applicant to divide land into two or more new parcels of land that can be dealt with separately.

A plan of consolidation allows an applicant to consolidate two or more parcels of land into one parcel. Only one new parcel can be created by a plan of consolidation.

All new plans of subdivision and consolidation are prepared and lodged with Land Use Victoria under the Subdivision Act 1988.

To help surveyors produce these plans, Land Use Victoria has prepared examples of various types of plans of subdivision. Please visit our plans of subdivision and consolidation page for more information.

Estate subdivisions

The Victorian Cadastral Surveys Practice Directives contain guidelines for licensed surveyors undertaking estate subdivisions, including section 37 staged plans, super-lot and large balance-lot style subdivisions.

The guidelines include examples and advice on:

  • licensed surveyor’s reports
  • plan linking diagrams
  • supplementary abstracts of field records for stages of an estate subdivision

You can also find guidance for preparing a plan of a staged subdivision in accordance with section 37 of the Subdivision Act 1988 on our plans of subdivision and consolidation page.

Resources and downloads


The Subdivision Act 1988

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Page last updated: 26/07/23