Boundary determinations

Boundary determination

Part 14A Real Property Act 1900 empowers the Registrar General to resolve boundary disputes. If two independent Registered Surveyors disagree on the location of a common boundary, an affected landholder can, for a fee, make an application to the Registrar General to resolve the disputed boundary issues.

The application may be made only by or on behalf of:

  • an owner of land on either side of the boundary
  • a purchaser under a contract for sale of land on one side of the boundary who has paid the purchase price in full or obtained the owner’s consent or
  • a public or local authority or the head of a government department.

For more information, see How to lodge an application for a boundary determination Information sheet published by the Office of the Registrar General, and Application for boundary determination page on the Registrar General's Guidelines website. The application must be lodged in person at the NSWLRS Sydney office. Download the Determination of Title Boundary form from the NSWLRS website.