The Survey Practice Handbook contains 3 parts:

  • Part 1: Survey Plan Preparation
  • Part 2: Survey Procedures
  • Part 3: Land Surveying Law and Administration

Note - many sections of the handbook are now out of date and should be used with caution.

To  conform with our Survey audit program, licensed surveyors should follow advice and guidelines under:

For the latest review history, refer to the update history column in each section of the handbook.

Visit the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria to access the Survey Handbook.


The handbook was compiled by the former Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria in collaboration with the Institution of Surveyors Victoria.

The document is now only available online.

Learn more on surveying legislation and regulation.

Page last updated: 11/07/23