About SurveyingSA

SurveyingSA promotes the education and training of future professional surveyors in our state. We collaborate with educational institutions such as schools and universities to teach students about our profession.

A Great Career Choice

A career in surveying in South Australia offers the opportunity to work on exciting projects, have lifelong security and contribute to the economic growth and development of the state.


Surveying involves the measurement, mapping and analysis of the environment and requires the use of specialised equipment and software.


In the field, this cutting edge technology includes laser scanners, robotic guidance total stations, drones and global navigation satellite systems. In the office, surveying professionals draft plans using a computer-aided design (CAD) system, to create graphics, download and analyse data and prepare equipment for use on location.


Our surveying professionals record, maintain and protect our city boundaries and rural allotments whilst assisting  engineering, mining, hydrography and agribusiness maintaining sustainability and infrastructure.


Surveyors collaborate with a wide range of other professionals such as architects, engineers and land developers providing vital information for many local projects like the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and Torrens Road to Torrens River project.

These highly skilled university-trained professionals are essential for the long term viability of South Australia.


The Role of a Surveyor