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Land Surveying Webinar Series - Did you know? Part 3


Part 3 Topics

Please see below for more detail on what John covered in this third part of the series, which took place on Global Surveyors' Day.

Australia’s role in land ownership systems in developing countries
Any country, but particularly developing countries, need a good land ownership register to support economic development. Did you know out of approximately 6 billion land parcels world wide only about 1.5 billion have rights registered in a land registration system. Many of the 1.1 billion slum dwellers and billions more living under social tenure systems wake up each morning to the threat of eviction.

This talk explains the role Australia is providing to developing countries and how its Torrens land registration system is recognised as one of the best in the world by the World Bank and the United Nations.

Life and times of a Surveyor General
As Surveyor General of Victoria for 9 years, gain an insight into the roles and responsibilities of the position, including being an Electoral Commissioner, chair of various statutory committees and surveying of state land. The experience of the Surveyor General role provided a range of opportunities that enabled work in many countries including El Salvador, Colombia, Greece, Costa Rica, Hong Kong and Laos. The talk will include a range of personal experiences that occurred in some of these countries.


  • GCA:  1 CPD point
  • BOSSI:  1 Survey Practice point (SSSINSW2012) for those who watch the recording and achieve an 80% passmark on a questionnaire (if available).  0.5 Survey Practice point for those who watch the recording only.

Note: only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD point/s.



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Live Date

Mon 21 March 2022

Expiry Date

Thu 21 March 2024