Elections for SSSI Office Bearers are held annually, as follows:
- In odd-numbered years: NSW, WA, SA, Tasmania, ACT, Spatial Information & Cartography Commission, Hydrography Commission, and the Engineering & Mining Surveying Commission.
- In even-numbered years: QLD, Victoria, NT, New Zealand, Land Surveying Commission, Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Commission, and the Young Professionals.
Elections are only held if there is more than one nomination for one position at all levels of governance.
Once every two years the members of a Region will elect members of the Regional Committee and the Institute Commission Committee.