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Leading Land Surveyor in Melbourne


Reliable survey data is vital to complete any construction project successfully. We are a land surveyor in Melbourne, providing building set outs and title re-establishment surveys since 2014. We can measure and map any land parcel for you, whether you’re a volume builder, owner builder, architect, or building designer.

We are a team of highly skilled and experienced land surveyors servicing the Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Ballarat, and Bendigo regions. Our track record of delivering accurate, reliable results is thanks to our expertise, which spans various surveying techniques, technologies, and software. In this way, we can meet the specific needs of any project. If you are looking for land surveyors in Melbourne that are cost-effective and efficient, get in touch with Landset.
We pride ourselves on delivering customer service that will exceed your expectations. The first step is a proper consultation so we can get to grips with your requirements. During the survey process, we report back to you at every stage, so you always know what is happening. In this way, we ensure there are no surprises and that we stick to your budget and timeframe for the best results.

How Long Does a Survey Take?

We often hear the question about the duration of a survey completion, whether a total set out or a title. The answer is anything from four days to a week, depending on the scale and complexity of the project in question. No matter the size of a project, our team is flexible enough to deliver accurate results quickly.

Another typical question relates to the accuracy of our surveys. Here, you have no cause for concern, as our level of experience and familiarity with the latest equipment gives you peace of mind that any survey work we undertake for you is as accurate as possible.

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Strict Measurement Tolerances

From a technical point of view, we ensure highly accurate results by establishing tolerances according to the maximum permissible deviation from the true measurements. Such leniences differ depending on the type of survey. For example, a boundary survey requires rigorous tolerances, especially if it is a title re-establishment, as opposed to a typical topographic survey.

Site factors like natural obstacles or environmental conditions may introduce slight variations in the results. However, we consider all such factors when determining the boundaries of your property.


Complete Set Out Plan

Sometimes, a title re-establishment survey comes before a set-out. You need at least three boundary pegs for a subdivision older than 15 years. However, a title re-establishment is called for to mark the boundary if the subdivision is under 15 years old. We can even use fencing to mark the set out on an acreage site.

Another service we provide with larger projects is a comprehensive set-out plan. It is especially useful and time-saving for complex work like a basement or a split-level house. Our set-out plan guides the construction programme by determining where all the key elements are on the site itself.


Australian Height Datum (AHD)

Surveying companies must adhere to the AHD vertical reference system for land surveying and mapping. It sets the standard benchmark for consistency in terms of height measurement throughout Australia.

The AHD assigns a value of 0.000 m to the mean sea level for 1966 to 1968 at 30 tide gauges along the Australian coast. Land surveyors base their levelling techniques on the AHD for uniform results. Such accuracy is mandatory not only for construction and infrastructure development across regions but also for floodplain management.

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Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

We use CAD to produce digital renditions of all our land surveys that we can then analyse and modify if necessary. We can even generate detailed maps and technical drawings depending on what you need.

The advantage of using such advanced technology is that it automates and speeds up repetitive tasks and removes the potential for human error. Teams can collaborate better and get the work done as fast as possible to produce the data to drive initial decision-making, followed by the construction programme.







There are several reasons why Landset is the ideal choice for your survey or set out needs. Firstly, we are a team of highly skilled and experienced land surveyors with a proven track record of delivering accurate and reliable results. Our expertise spans various surveying techniques and technologies, ensuring that we employ the most suitable approach for your specific project requirements. Secondly, we prioritize customer satisfaction and strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our service. We listen to your needs, provide clear communication throughout the process, and deliver timely and efficient results. Additionally, we utilize state-of-the-art surveying equipment and software to ensure precision and efficiency in our work.

Melbourne, Geelong region, Mornington Peninsula, Ballarat, Bendigo.

We can generally complete a set out or re-establishment survey in 4-7 days. If it is complex or large-scale it may take slightly longer to complete.

– title re-establishment surveys

– house, unit, medium density, factory, warehouse set outs

– site cut set outs

– finished floor level & site cut level set outs

– screw pile and bored pier set outs

– pins for brick work, block work or frames

– retaining wall set outs

– slab boxing checks

– post-pour slab check

Contact us at mail@landset.com.au or 0431 576 538. Send us the relevant documents for the type of survey or set out you require. If you are unsure just ask. 

Title Re-establishment Survey – plan of subdivision. House, unit or building set out – working drawings, title re-establishment survey (possibly), feature & level survey (possibly). If you are unsure just ask.

A building or house set out refers to the process of accurately transferring the design and layout of a building or house onto the actual construction site. It involves marking the precise locations of various structural elements, such as walls, columns, foundations, and utilities, as per the architectural and engineering plans. Set out ensures that the construction aligns with the intended design and dimensions. Experienced surveyors utilize advanced surveying instruments and techniques to accurately establish the positions, angles, and elevations of these elements on the ground. This process is crucial to ensure the proper execution of the construction project, enabling builders and contractors to follow the design specifications with precision and accuracy. Building or house set out plays a vital role in achieving the desired outcome and facilitating a smooth construction process.

A title re-establishment survey is a specialized survey conducted to determine and verify the boundaries and dimensions of a property as described in its title deed or legal documentation. This type of survey is typically required when there are uncertainties, disputes, or discrepancies regarding the property boundaries. The surveying team carefully researches the historical records, existing surveys, and legal documents related to the property to gather relevant information. Using advanced surveying techniques and equipment, they then physically measure and mark the boundary lines on the ground. The purpose of a title re-establishment survey is to accurately establish the true boundaries of the property, providing clarity and resolving any potential boundary-related issues. This survey is important for property owners, potential buyers, and legal matters involving property rights and land ownership.

The accuracy of a land survey depends on various factors, including the surveying techniques used, the equipment employed, and the expertise of the surveying team. A professional land survey conducted by experienced surveyors utilizing state-of-the-art instruments can typically achieve a high level of accuracy. The precision of a land survey is typically measured in terms of tolerances, which specify the maximum allowable deviation from the true measurements. Depending on the purpose of the survey, different tolerances may be required. For example, boundary surveys typically have tighter tolerances than topographic surveys. It’s important to note that no survey is entirely free from error, as factors like environmental conditions and natural obstacles can introduce slight variations. However, reputable surveying firms strive to minimize errors and provide surveys that meet industry standards, ensuring a reliable and accurate representation of the land’s features and boundaries.

On an “new” subdivision (<15 years old), we require a minimum of 3 visible and correct boundary pegs on site. On an “old” subdivision (>15 years old), a title re-establishment survey will be required, with the boundaries marked. If you have an acreage site we may be able to complete the set out using the fencing as an approximation of the boundary position.

A set out plan is a specialized service offered by our land surveying business, designed to assist with complex construction projects such as units, split-level houses, houses with basements, and more. It involves the precise marking and positioning of key elements on the site, ensuring accurate and proper placement during the construction process. Our experienced surveyors utilize advanced techniques and equipment to create set out plans that guide builders and contractors in executing the project as intended. These plans outline the exact locations, dimensions, and elevations of various features, such as foundations, walls, columns, and utilities. While we specialize in complex set outs, we also offer set out plans for any project upon request. Our team is dedicated to delivering tailored solutions to meet your specific needs, providing clear instructions and guidance for efficient and accurate construction.

The Australian Height Datum (AHD) is a vertical reference system used in land surveying and mapping across Australia. It provides a standard benchmark for measuring and recording elevations, ensuring consistency and accuracy in height measurements nationwide. The Australian Height Datum (AHD) was established by assigning a value of 0.000m to mean sea level from 1966-1968 at 30 tide gauges around the coast of Australia. Surveyors use leveling techniques to establish height measurements relative to the AHD, allowing for precise determination of elevations for various purposes, including construction, floodplain management, and infrastructure development. The AHD plays a crucial role in ensuring uniformity and compatibility of height measurements across different regions of Australia, facilitating seamless collaboration and accurate interpretation of elevation data.

This sophisticated electronic instrument consists of a telescope, an electronic distance-measuring device, and a data processing unit. Land surveyors use it to measure horizontal and vertical angles precisely. Simply aim the telescope at a specific landmark and record distance measurements simultaneously. You can analyse the data obtained in real time to facilitate fieldwork.

Computer-aided drafting (CAD) is a powerful technology used in land surveying that enables precise and efficient creation, modification, and analysis of digital drawings. Through specialized software, CAD allows surveyors to generate accurate and detailed maps, plans, and technical drawings by employing a range of tools and functionalities. It enhances the surveying process by automating repetitive tasks, ensuring greater accuracy, and facilitating seamless collaboration among team members. CAD systems enable surveyors to incorporate field data, such as measurements and coordinates, and produce highly accurate and professional drawings that aid in decision-making, construction, and land development projects.

Also known as a surveying prism or reflector prism, a survey prism is a glass or plastic prism mounted on a target or holder, often attached to a pole or tripod. It is used to determine exact positions, angles, and distances.

The reflective surfaces of the prism reflect light to a surveying instrument like a theodolite or a total station. Measure the angle and distance between the device and prism to calculate the location and elevation.

We often hear the question about the duration of a survey completion, whether a total set out or a title. The answer is anything from four days to a week, depending on the scale and complexity of the project in question. No matter the size of a project, our team is flexible enough to deliver accurate results quickly.

Another typical question relates to the accuracy of our surveys. Here, you have no cause for concern, as our level of experience and familiarity with the latest equipment gives you peace of mind that any survey work we undertake for you is as accurate as possible.