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

  • APAS2020 Webinar Proceedings Now Available

    Posted 22 May 2020

    The APAS Webinar Series 2020 proceedings are now available for viewing and downloading on the Resources page.

    The proceedings contain the papers presented at the APAS Webinar Series 2020 (AWS2020) which was made available online to members and delegates as a series of webinars from 5th May 2020 and continuing until 30th June 2020.

    The Association of Public Authority Surveyors Conference (APAS2020) was cancelled due to social distancing measures introduced to combat the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

    In order to allow APAS to still provide a professional development event for all those that had registered for the APAS2020 conference, it was decided to organise the APAS Webinar Series 2020 and the online webinars were hosted by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

    Click here to view and download the proceedings.

APAS Past Events