Licensed Cadastral Surveyor Jobs

How to Enter

New Zealand law states that only a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor can certify a cadastral (land title) survey. To become a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, you will need to obtain a Bachelor of Surveying (BSurv), and then complete two years of practical work, a series of tests, and then give a presentation of your practical work to the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board.


Typical Responsibilities

The job responsibilities of a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor may include any of the following:

  • Surveying land, sea, lakes, coastlines and rivers
  • Conducting and certifying cadastral (land title) surveys and identifying boundaries
  • Ensuring current records and measurements are accurate
  • Creating reports on survey data
  • Preparing maps and charts
  • Aiding in the mapping and planning of new structures, such as roads, piping and bridges
  • Liaising with clients, government officials and other professionals on surveying and development projects
  • Conducting environment impact assessments of any proposed work



Given enough experience, a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor can move into a more senior or managerial role within a surveying or construction business or become a consultant. Alternatively, a Surveyor could also progress into any of the following specialist areas: Civil Engineering Surveying, Hydrographic Surveying, Underground Mine Surveying or Map Making.


Salary Range

50K – 80K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427