Welcome to SSSI

The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is Australia's peak body representing the interests of surveying and spatial science professionals, combining the disciplines of land surveying, engineering & mining surveying, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing and spatial information science.


How Do I Become A Spatial Professional?

Students, upon graduating high school, can begin either tertiary study through their university or they can even do vocational education through another tertiary body like TAFE. Upon completion of these courses, and perhaps beforehand, apply for a job in the area you are studying. This is why networking is so important, and being involved in the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute can introduce you to future employers.





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Strategy 2015

Issued for the information and guidance of all members, office bearers, and staff of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, following endorsement by the Consultative Council and approval by the Board in March, 2012.






Geo Message

Geo Message is SSSI’s official e-newsletter. Released to SSSI members on a monthly basis, each issue keeps you informed about SSSI, the spatial industry, and major spatial events.





SSSI Annual Report 2013-14

The SSSI Annual Report is published yearly and is a report on the activities of SSSI over the 2013-14 financial year. The Annual Report provides a snapshot of the institute’s performance, highlights and challenges. This report was presented at the SSSI Annual General Meeting on the 7th of October 2014.




SSSI Weekly Update

Released each week the SSSI weekly update contains information and links that may be of interest to members.

Industry News



Featured News

NLSC Face to Face Meeting

The National Land Surveying Commission (NLSC) held a face-to-face meeting during QCON in Cairns on Oct 8, 2014.  Lindsay Perry was elected Chair of the NLSC, while Mike Stapleton was...

Institute | 27 Oct, 2014


New SSSI Board elected

SSSI recently held elections to determine who would become the Institutes new Board of Directors. At the AGM on Tuesday 7th of October during QCON14 in Cairns ...

Institute | 27 Oct, 2014


Institute News

SUI Resources Package Survey

A Resource Package is currently being developed for the Subsurface Utility Information (SUI) Standard AS5488 which was published in mid-2013.  This project is designed to assist with...

Institute|03 Sep, 2014


2014 SSSI Nomination and Election Information

In accordance with the SSSI Constitution nominations are sought from members for the even year Nomination/Election process.  This year elections will be held for the Regions of QLD, ...

Institute|06 Aug, 2014


Report on FIG Congress 2014

A Report by SSSI President John Trinder on the 25th FIG Congress held in Malaysia from 16-21 June 2014 can be found Institute|30 Jun, 2014


Geospatial Technology Competency Model

SSSI has endorsed the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) and its promotion 'to all levels of government, private industry, academia, and research bodies' in Australia -

Institute|25 Jun, 2014


Sydney Harbour finally surfacing with 3D images

The team responsible for keeping the Harbour’s busy shipping lanes and berths clear of obstacles have now revealed some of the spectacular 3D images of the Harbour floor and its sur...

Institute|11 Jun, 2014


Featured Event




Career Progression: Anything is Possible Webinar


Ever wondered if you could be doing more with your career? In a world of always connectedness, where our 24/7 mentality has allowed our working and personal worlds to collide, it is more important than ever to plan and progress your career in ways that are important to you and that you are passionate about. In conjunction with Esri Australia, the SSSI Young Professionals are pleased to present Brett Bundock, Managing Director of Esri Australia, to present some clear actions you can take to further your spatial career. Brett will present on what you as a young professional need to do right now to make sure your career moves at the pace and in the direction you would like it to. Please join with us on what promises to be a whirl wind adventure into the tricks of the trade, nurturing your career into one that makes you into a successful professional in your chosen field, and remember anything is possible.


This webinar is available to all across Australia & NZ. Times for your State and Territory are:

1 to 2pm AEDT (NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)12 to 1pm AEST (QLD)12:30 to 1:30pm ACDT (SA)11:30 to 12:30pm ACST (NT)10 to 11am AWST (WA)3 to 4pm NZDT (NZ)


President's Message


I have now attended the majority of the SSSI Regional conferences.  Each of them has its own characteristic topics, but there is a pattern in the subjects covered by presenters.&...



CEO's Message


The month of October was an extremely busy month starting off with a face to face meeting of the SSSI Consultative Council at the AGM and Qcon14.

It was great ...



Institute Partners