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Cost of Land Surveying Services

Last updated: 7th Jun 2019

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The average cost of land surveying in Australia is about $165/hr. However, prices can still change depending on the size, shape, and location of the property. If you have an oddly shaped property or if your land is located up in the mountains, it may cost more to have it surveyed and measured.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Land Surveyors on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.

Land surveying prices from real customers

Anil from NSW
Needed a land surveyor for new infrastructure; survey to be lodged with DA application for timber decking, carport, and awning (already built)
Teng from WA
Needed a contour survey for the design of apartments on a lot

Property factors that figure in total surveying costs

The cost of hiring land surveyors depends on the property to be surveyed. When calculating the total surveying costs, several factors have to be considered to come up with the correct amount. Here are some of the things that affect land surveying rates:

  • Site location – The area where the property is located directly affects the price. You will be charged a higher rate if there are plenty of trees and shrubberies present or if the property is not accessible to vehicles.
  • Size of the property – The larger the property, the longer it will take to survey the land.
  • Shape of the property – It is cheaper to have a rectangular-sized property measured and surveyed compared to a piece of land with irregular borders.
  • Physical features of the land – Expect higher surveying rates for properties located in a mountainous terrain with plenty of foliage. Apart from the difficulty of surveying these lands, they’re not easily accessible as well.

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Cost of land surveying

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How the property’s location affects cost

In Queensland, the average land surveying rate is about $95/hr. This is much lower compared to the average cost of land surveying services in New South Wales, which is approximately $140/hr.

The average price for hiring surveyors in Western Australia is about $150/hr, while surveying jobs in Victoria will cost you around $165/hr.

Knowing these things will give you a clearer understanding of what to expect when getting an estimate from land surveyors. Apart from that, remember that you should only hire licensed professionals for this job. At, you can find a list of licensed and qualified surveyors in your area.

Pricing information correct as at August 2017.


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