Surveying standards and forms

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is responsible for establishing standards for surveying in Queensland. Survey standards and approved forms are provided below.

Cadastral surveys

Online submission

Surveyors can submit standard format survey plan information electronically using eSurvey services.

General survey standards

Additional requirements and explanatory material

Approved forms for use on cadastral plans

Submission form

Pre-lodgement advice for survey plans

Our pre-lodgement service assesses plans for compliance with survey standards. Contact us for details of the service and costs. Use the following form to request advice.

Control surveys

Control surveys must comply with the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping ICSM standards and practices for control surveys.

New permanent mark forms

Details of new permanent marks must be provided to the department on 1 of the following forms:

For information on how to prepare and lodge permanent survey mark plans, read:

Maintenance of permanent survey marks

Email with any updates to existing permanent marks or information about any irregularities observed in the field. Please submit information using:

Online lodgement

The current eSurvey system has been decommissioned and will be replaced as part of the Cadastral and geodetic services system review.

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General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)