SSSI VIC News – July 2019

June 30, 2019





As we move into the new financial year, it is also time for SSSI membership renewal. Your backing is critical to help us support you in developing your professional expertise and assisting SSSI to provide for and promote the professional interests of members in the Surveying and Geospatial Sciences.

While there are a number of groups operating in the surveying and spatial domain, SSSI is the only body with the governance, structure and democratic mandate to meet the requirements of a National Professional Body representing surveying and geospatial science professionals in Australia.

Recent Graduates

A number of our student members will have recently graduated and we encourage you to apply to become Graduate Members of SSSI. As a professional practitioner, you have an obligation after graduation to continue the development of your knowledge throughout your career.

There are many good reasons why you should join SSSI at a reduced Graduate Member subscription rate:

  1. Become part of the only national professional body that meets all the Professions Australia criteria and represents its membership locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  2. Make use of an influential network of senior managers in the private sector, government and academia; think of all those career development and marketing opportunities.
  3. Link up with other Young Professionals, who will have issues and interests in common with you.
  4. While honouring and building on the traditions of the past, contribute to leading regional, national, international best practices and have a say in setting standards for the future.
  5. SSSI is strategically placed for leadership, advocacy, and as conveyor of key agencies; use this power to your benefit in moving beyond the barriers of your comfort zone.
  6. Be part of regional, national, international issue, policy and innovation working groups.
  7. Use its opportunities for networking and career development.
  8. Be eligible for award and mentorship programs to accelerate your career opportunities.
  9. Participate in our certification programs to enhance your career or business.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Regional Operations Manager, Su Ling Meimaris, at if you require further information.

Advocacy and Representation

SSSI has recently been invited to join a number of stakeholder groups including:

  • DELWP Digital Cadastre Modernisation Project
  • Co-design of a structured CAD format for supplementing plan-based transactions and surveys at Land Use Victoria

We have also been invited to participate in quarterly meetings with Land Registry, providing opportunities for consultation and discussion around matters of mutual interest. The next meeting is scheduled for 23 July. Members who have any issues they would like to raise, please contact Su Ling at

Summit and APSEA-Victoria Awards

A further reminder that our Surveying & Spatial Summit will be held at the Kooyong Tennis Lawn Tennis Club on Friday 30 August and the APSEA -Victoria Awards on Thursday 29 August.

The program for the Surveying and Spatial Summit is about to be released and details of nominations for the APSEAV Awards appear later in this newsletter.

Don’t forget SEASC 2019, the South East Asian Survey Congress, to be held in Darwin 15–18 August. Program details have been released, including a YP Day. For more details refer to the conference website.

Lindsay Perry

Chair, SSSI Victoria Regional Committee



SSSI Victoria would like to welcome our new members: 

  1. Hannah Ferrier, SICC – Member

  2. Francis Robinson, EMSC – Associate



SEASC 2019

15–18 August, Darwin Convention Centre – Full Program here.

Summit & APSEAV 2019

Thursday 29 August Awards & Friday 30 August Summit, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

This year the theme is Define - Deliver - Maintain: The Spatial profession are in an unprecedented time of digital transformation, where organisations are being bombarded with new technologies and innovations. How to make sense of these and work out what provides real value?

Program will be released soon. Early bird registration is open!

Young Professionals Report

It's been a busy month for the Young Professionals with both the Melbourne Observatory Tour and starting off the 2019 Mentoring Program.

We visited the historic Melbourne Observatory in the Royal Botanical Gardens on a perfect May night. Our guides took us into the Observatory library and explained the historical significance of the Observatory, before taking us out to visit the two telescopes on site. It was a perfect night for stargazing with us getting to see an extreme close-up view of the moon, as well as Jupiter and its atmosphere. But the big highlight was our view of Saturn as it rose, with everyone being able to see not just Saturn itself, but the rings of Saturn with our own eyes.

Thanks to everyone who came along – it was a great experience for all.

The Young Professionals committee has been involved in pairing up Mentors and Mentees for the upcoming program. And as we start the new program, the 2018 program is also coming to an end. Thank you to everyone who's been involved in either program – we hope this has been beneficial for you.

Frazer Wilson, Chair, SSSI Victoria YP Committee


The start of the new financial year is a good time to reflect on your colleagues and staff members and the success of your projects. The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards - Victoria is a great opportunity to recognise those achievements by nominating either the projects or the people behind them. Nominations are free and are due by Monday 22 July.

The Award Categories are:

Celebrating our achievements is an important step in growing our industry and in promoting it as an innovative and exciting prospect for investment, study and employment.

The winners of APSEA Victoria 2019 awards are automatically nominated for the National APSEA Awards in 2020.

Submit an award nomination

2019 Nomination Kit


UPDATE: The SRBV has allocated 1.5 cadastral FPET points to Breakout 2 session from 14:30 to 16:00 on Saturday 17 August 2019 and all other sessions are to be self-assessed by the licensed surveyor based on attendance to specific sessions.


Please click here for other news snippets and industry news as at July 2019.

  • SEASC 2019

  • Land Registry News

  • DELWP Updates

  • Infrastructure Victoria Updates


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