Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria

Managing a Complaint


The Board is currently reviewing its complaints-handling framework. Existing policies and procedures will be updated as required.


The purpose of the complaints and disciplinary process is to ensure a fair procedure that promotes the highest standard of professional conduct for all Licensed Surveyors.  As a Licensed Surveyor you should be aware of the complaints procedure. 


What happens if a complaint is made against me?

  • Review the Information for Licensed Surveyors and the FAQs for Licensed Surveyors.
  • If the Board receives a written complaint about the conduct of a Licensed Surveyor, it will notify the Licensed Surveyor in question, by ordinary pre-paid and registered post, of the existence of the written complaint and of the procedures for dealing with a complaint under the Surveying Act 2004
  • On receiving a written complaint, the Executive Officer will refer the complaint to the Board.  The Board will make one of four decisions:
    • to conduct a formal hearing into the complaint;
    • to appoint an officer of the Board, sub-committee of the Board or a person who the Board reasonably believes has the relevant qualifications or experience to carry out a preliminary investigation into the complaint and to report to the Board; or
    • to arrange to settle the matter by agreement between the Board and the Licensed Surveyor; or
    • to dismiss the complaint. 
  • If the Board decides to appoint an officer of the Board or a sub-committee of the Board to carry out a preliminary investigation, the officer of the Board or sub-committee of the Board will contact the Licensed Surveyor in writing and request the Licensed Surveyor to respond in writing within 14 days.
  • The Licensed Surveyor will be advised within 28 days after the Board receives the complaint, or, if a preliminary investigation is conducted, within 28 days after the completion of the preliminary investigation, whether a formal hearing is to be conducted. 


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