Note: this guideline is issued by the Surveyor-General under section 7(1)(ga) of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002 about the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 and is not legally binding.

The following information relates to rule 6.5 and the different types of boundaries that may be used to define the extent of a parcel.

To ensure that there are no disputes as to the extent of ownership of interests, it is essential that the cadastre and land title documents record the boundaries that confine or divide two contiguous estates, in an unambiguous manner.

The Rules provide for the following types, or forms, of boundaries:

Form of boundary where non-primary boundaries coincide or are in common

The form of boundary (refer to rule 6.5) must be identical where a new non-primary boundary is to coincide with an underlying parcel boundary, or share a common boundary with an adjacent non-primary parcel.

Last Updated: 30 March 2017
Authority: Surveyor-General - Section 7(1)(ga) of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002
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