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Disciplinary and Prosecution Action

The Board has primary responsibility for ensuring that any reported, suspected or known professional misconduct or professional incompetence involving surveyors is investigated fully and that timely and appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action is taken where necessary.

Matters for which action may be taken against a registered surveyor include:

  • professional incompetence
  • professional misconduct.

Where the Board determines there has been professional incompetence or misconduct, the disciplinary options available include:

  • imposition of conditions on registration
  • suspension of registration
  • cancellation of registration
  • administering of a caution
  • order to correct or complete an inadequate survey
  • payment of compensation
  • payment of a penalty.

A finding by the Board of professional incompetence or professional misconduct shall be recorded against the surveyor’s name on the Registrar’s administration version of the Register. Disciplinary action which is no longer in effect shall be removed from the Register after five (5) years has elapsed from the date of the Board’s finding.

The Board may also take prosecution action in the Local Court against persons not registered to practise land and mining surveying. 

Further information can be found in the BOSSI Complaints policy 2018 (PDF 202.4 KB)

Publication of Disciplinary and Prosecution Action

From 1 July 2018, if the Board determines the disciplinary action as suspension or cancellation of registration, details of the case will be published on the Board’s website including the name of the surveyor, for a period of two (2) years from the date of determination, unless still in effect. Details about any suspensions or cancellations of registration still in effect as at 1 July 2018 will also be published.

For matters not involving suspension or cancellation of registration, the details of the cases will be published for educational purposes with personal identifying details removed. 

Details about prosecution action against unregistered persons, including their name, will be published on the Board’s website dependent upon any conditions set by the Court, for a period of two (2) years from the date of the Court’s decision.

Information about the Board’s disciplinary action resulting in suspension or cancellation of registration of a surveyor, and prosecution action of an unregistered person is published for:

  • educational purposes
  • as a deterrent to other businesses not to engage in unacceptable behaviour
  • for the protection of consumers who wish to engage a surveyor.
A summary table of disciplinary actions can be viewed here (link to be updated 5th October 2018)


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