What we do
The Board of Surveying and Spatial Information is constituted under the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002 to provide for the registration of land and mining surveyors, to regulate the making of surveys and to advise the Minister on spatial information.
The Board in all its dealings strives for excellence and has an ongoing quest for quality. The Board accepts that the community is entitled to expect reliable and professional service at reasonable cost. The Board's philosophy is to ensure that public confidence is maintained in the provision of survey and spatial information services.
Functions of the Board
The principal functions of the Board are as follows.
- Registration of surveyors.
- Investigation of surveyors' registration and licensing schemes in other states and territories, and the provision of advice to the Minister in connection with the recognition of the qualifications and experience of surveyors registered or licensed under such schemes.
- Investigation of complaints against registered surveyors.
- Taking of disciplinary action against registered surveyors.
- Investigation of matters referred to it by the Minister for advice or report in relation to surveying or any other aspect of the spatial information industry.
- Investigation and provision of advice to the Minister with respect to the practice to be followed in the conduct of surveys or in the collection, collation and dissemination of any other kinds of spatial information.
- Provision of advice to the Minister on the maintenance of the integrity of the State cadastre.
- Provision of advice to the Minister with respect to any other matter in connection with the administration of this Act.
The Board has other such functions as are conferred or imposed on it by, or under, this or any other Act or law.
The Board of Surveying and Spatial Information:
- Maintains a public office - see BOSSI contact details.
- Causes to have published each year a list of persons who are registered as surveyors under the provisions of the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002.
- Prepares and issues up-to-date copies and variations to the Register to Government Departments by arrangement.
- Assists enrolled Candidate Surveyors to the Board by issuing advice regarding:
Policy and regulatory amendments.
Depth and scope of professional competence expected of persons seeking registration.
Dates, time and venues of prescribed examinations for the issue of Certificates of Competency.
- Causes information regarding prescribed examinations to be published in the Press and Government Gazette.
- Supplies relevant information to the Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc., for insertion in its monthly publication Azimuth.
- Assesses overseas and interstate academic qualifications relative to surveying.