The Institution of Surveyors NSW is the professional association for Land, Engineering and Mining surveyors in NSW and provides for the advancement of surveying and the professional development of our members.
Members enjoy a range of benefits.
- Access to Continuing Professional Development
- Join established professional networks
- Technical information and resources
- The opportunity to participate in the continuing development of the profession
- Being part of a unified professional voice
- Access to the monthly magazine "Azimuth" - By Surveyors for Surveyors
Learn more about membership grades and benefits.
Is membership relevant to my career as a Surveyor?
Membership of a professional organisation is a fundamental quality of a true professional.
The Institution is the voice of the surveying profession, promoting the benefits of surveying to society and raising community awareness of the science, practice, status and study of surveying.
The Institution of Surveyors NSW Incorporated represents the interests of more than 1000 professional surveyors throughout New South Wales. The Institution pursues matters of interest to its members, as well as issues where the public would benefit from the Institution taking a proactive stance. This extends from direct liaison with Government on legislation through to advising other organisations on technical and professional matters, in addition to involvement with educational institutions on studies in surveying and spatial information. The Institution also actively promotes the profession, and issues relating to the profession, through the media.
Services to members include:
- Access to statebased journal Azimuth.
- Continuing professional development through congresses, seminars and publications.
- Rapid access to information via e-mail.
- Social functions and networking events through regional Groups.
- Professional recognition as a member of a learned Institution.
- Publication and sale of technical material, including Hallmann's 'Legal Aspects of Boundary Surveying as Apply in NSW'.
- The opportunity to showcase work through the NSW Excellence in Surveying & Spatial Information Awards.
- Representation to government, the media and other organisations.
- Practice support and dispute resolution.
- Access to JP Services
- Access to assistance through the Benevolent Association.
- The development of constructive links with members of the spatial information fraternity through the Surveying & Mapping Industry Council of NSW.
- Access to BoSSI Cadastral Workshops. Please click here to read more about this member benefit
By involving yourself in the Institution, you can provide valuable insight from your particular perspective. One of the strengths of the Institution is its regional Groups and its Young Surveyors Group, who exchange ideas on a range of topical issues and provide feedback on matters of interest.
A strong Institution means that we can better represent surveyors' interests and provide greater value to our individual members.
What is ISNSW doing for the future of the profession?
The Institution is justifiably concerned for the future of the surveying profession and the spatial information industry. Even though the spatial information industry in Australia is currently worth over one billion dollars annually, at an estimated growth rate of 20% each year, there are less people entering the industry than retiring from it. For smart school leavers, this provides an enviable opportunity.
The Institution promotes the practice of surveying through its 'Adopt a School' program and the co-production of its promotional DVD, which is available from the Institution office. It supports the universities through membership on their School Advisory Boards.The Institution supports all tertiary education establishments through membership of the Surveying & Mapping Industry Council of NSW and the presentation of scholarships and prizes.
The formation of the Institution's Young Surveyors Group is testament to the Institution's focus on the future of the profession. This Group provides a forum for young surveyors to air their views and be heard by the older members of the profession. The Group puts young surveyors in contact with surveyors who can mentor them and provide them with opportunities for development.