APAS hosts an annual conference in the first half of each calendar year which is open to both members and non-members. The conference incorporates a theme each year and traditionally covers a wide range of topics relevant to the surveying and spatial information community. APAS posts the reports and proceedings on our website on our Conference Resources page.

The first annual APAS conference took place in Port Macquarie in 1995, following the inaugural conference held a year earlier in Goulburn. From then on, it incorporated the annual Staff Surveyors Association (SSA) conference which started way back in 1921. In order to support the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) 24th International Congress in Sydney in 2010, APAS did not hold a conference that year.


The APAS calendar also includes a Government Surveyors Dinner in the second half of the year, including the Grant Kilpatrick Memorial Lecture.

Latest details of both events are available on our website as they become available. 


Annual Events

  • APAS Conference – First half of each year
  • Government Surveyors Dinner – Second half of each year

New Membership Period

  • Opens (for upcoming year) on 15th November
  • Closes (for current year) when GSD ticket sales are closed

Membership Renewal Period

  • Opens (for upcoming year) on 15th November
  • Due Date – 31st December
  • Closes (for current year) – 31st March (termination of un-financial members)

APAS Upcoming Events

Latest Member Notices

  • APAS2021 Conference Replaced by Webinar Series

    December 9, 2020

    Regretfully, the APAS Committee has decided to cancel the APAS2021 Conference.

    The primary reasons are to address the financial position for APAS and to remove the ongoing uncertainty in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is making it very difficult to prepare for and successfully deliver a face-to-face conference in the way that we have all grown to appreciate over the years.

    Despite the recent announcements by the NSW Government regarding reduction of COVID-19 restrictions, a large number of uncertainties remain, and the volunteer committee finds itself in a very difficult position to offer a high-quality and safe event in the current environment.

    However we are very pleased to advise members that we will be holding another APAS Webinar Series in 2021 to provide a CPD opportunity, with further details to come in January.

    We humbly apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience and understanding.

    Kind Regards,

    APAS Secretary
    Email: secretary@apas.org.au


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