Cadastral surveying is the discipline of land surveying that relates to the laws of land ownership and the definition of property boundaries.


It involves interpreting and advising on boundary locations, land ownership, restrictions and interest in properties and recording such information on a survey plan, which the surveyor is required to lodge with the relevant government agency.

In Queensland, only registered Cadastral Surveyors can perform a boundary survey and place a survey mark that defines a property boundary. Only a registered Cadastral Surveyor can certify survey plans for lodgement with the government.

Our Cadastral Surveyors may perform the following duties:

  • Location certificates
  • Detail or contour surveys
  • Estate and small lot subdivisions
  • Identification surveys
  • Re-alignment of boundaries
  • Lease plans of land and buildings
  • Easement and covenant surveys
  • License area surveys
  • Height restriction surveys
  • Volumetric format plans
  • Building format plans (including exclusive use/private yard and services location diagrams)
  • Administrative plans
  • Mining tenure surveys
  • Re-survey of lot to amend title
  • Explanatory plans
  • Encroachment surveys
  • Road closure and opening/widening surveys
  • Resumption surveys
  • Redefinition of ambulatory and
  • Natural features boundaries

Check out our Cadastral & Development Surveys Capability Statement