Past Events

Thank you to all those who have attended our events over the past 12 months.  This page will provide a rolling gallery of 12 months of previous events - see if you can find your photo!  

Some events may have downloadable files or webinars that you can catch up on!


2020 Webinar Series

February 2020 - Drones in Surveying by Gabriel Olivares, Surveyors, Resource Design and Management.

March 2020 :

  • 3D City Modelling by Prudence Lawrence from NSW Government Spatial Services.
  • Managing Productively During a Crisis by Nina Mapson Bone, Managing Director of Beaumont People and Edward O'Leary, CEO of Abtrac.

April 2020 - Koala Plans and review of BioDiversity Act by Breelen Warry, Holding Redlich.

May 2020 - Digital Plans and ORG Update by Adrian White and David Job

July 2020 -  Contract Management and Variations by Roger Collins-Woolcock.


All past webinars are available for watching and slides are available for those who have registered.  Please click here to see the options.

The cost for each webinar is $55 for ACS NSW members and $99 for other professional association members (inc GST)


Strata Law Online Seminar - 4 May 2020

A full day filled with updates VIA ZOOM on all things Strata!  Opening Address with a presentation from The Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Customer Service, on his vision for the future of Strata. Hear from Industry Experts Adrian Barden and Rob Monteath with updates from LRS, ORG and Holding Redlich. Also includes a presentation from the Strata Community Association.

Planning for the Future - 7 April 2020

As we continue through the COVID-19 crisis, we are bringing you speakers to input into this new world we face.  This online seminar included a session from Andrew Geddes to help you tackle the days ahead.


2019 Webinar Series

December 2018 - Recent Decisions affecting Surveying from the Land and Environment Court

January 2019 - Starting the Year in Control - Productivity Tips and Tools from Michelle Blicavs, CEO, ACS NSW

February 2019 - Managing Debtors with Andrew Ash of HLB Mann Judd

March 2019 - The Myths of Government support explained: Introduction to Government Suport by Stephan Wagner, Assistant State Manager, Western Sydney, AusIndustry - business Services

April 2019 - Choosing a Financial Package by Paul Apollini, Specialist at HLB Mann Judd.

May 2019 - Support Optoions for Small Business by Robyn Hobbs OAM, NSW Small Business Commissioner

June 2019 - Search Options to Improve Process by Mark Groll, Expert Specialist Searcher, InfoTrack

July 2019 - Team Dynamics by Shirley Dalton

August 2019 - Understanding Supperanuation by Paul Apolloni, SMSF Specialist from HLB Mann Judd

September 2019 - Marketing your Business by Michelle Brooks, CDM Branding

October 2019 - Spatial Services & LRS Updates 

November 2019 - Free Webinar with Archistar Academy

December 2019 - New Laws for off-the-plan sales by Vanya Lozzi, Holding Redlich, Partner.


All past webinars are available for watching and slides are available for those who have registered.  Please click here to see the options.

The cost for each webinar is $55 for ACS NSW members and $99 for other professional association members (inc GST)


Business Academy " Winning in Your Business" - October 2019 through 2020

The ACS Business Academy launched a new program to help you improve your business.  The “Your Business” program is an opportunity for Emerging Business Leaders and Potential Business Leaders in Consulting Surveying Firms to come together over the course of 12 months to connect, learn and review your business with a view to improving profitability and achieve other measures of success.  Module 1 starts in late 2019 with the full program running through 2020, 6 modules in total.


NSW State Conference - 6 August 2019

On 6 August the ACS NSW State Conference and dinner was held at Parliament House NSW. Delegates heard from a range of speakers, Ministers and Parlimentary Secretarys. Thank you to all  for joining us for our special 50th celebration - we look forward to seeing you over the next 50 years!

Click here to view photos from the day.


Financial management Masterclass with Andrew Geddes - 6 August 2019

In the morning prior to our State Conference, the great session with Andrew Geddes held at Holding Redlich Boardroom with emerging firms and specialised firms.


Property & Business Legal Update - May 2019

With the ever-changing world of law and its impact on surveying firms, Consulting Surveyors NSW have joined with Holding Redlich for the 2019 Roadshow: Legal Update.

This roadshow will be taken to six different locations across NSW (Wollongong, Port Macquarie, Penrith, Wagga, Orange and Newcastle), giving surveyors from many regions the opportunity to hear about changes in property law and other legal aspects affecting your business.


Women in Surveying - March 2019

On 6th March,  53 female students from 14 high schools around NSW gathered at Hyde Park in Sydney for the inaugural Women in Surveying event, organised by the NSW Surveying Taskforce in collaboration with ACS NSW.
They came to hear Narelle Underwood, Surveyor General NSW, and His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of NSW, present on the Anzac Memorial Project.  They experienced some hands-on surveying in Hyde Park and then enjoyed lunch at Daltone House, where industry professionals and educators discussed the surveying profession.

The girls were inspired and their feedback was more than positive.  One student from Tamworth commented in a media article that “the day ‘really opened my eyes’ to the possibilities involved in surveying. I hadn't really thought of it as a career option before, but I would definitely like to look into it further now".

The national and regional media was also taken with this event, which was strategically planned for the week of International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March).

The NSW Surveying Taskforce conducted a media campaign to highlight the day - the results of which can be seen in the numerous media articles and interviews below.  All of this media exposure helps to build a stronger profile for surveying amongst potential students and parents.
Representatives from many NSW surveying firms volunteered their time to attended the Women in Surveying event and provide much-needed support. Our thanks go to:

  • Beveridge Williams

  • SDG Land Development Solutions

  • LTS Lockley

  • RPS Group

  • Harrison Friedmann & Assoc


  • Barker Ryan Stewart

  • Project Surveyors


  • SMEC

  • John Brock

  • C&A Surveyors

Thanks must also go to the Institution of NSW and Cumberland Group of Surveyors for their valuable contributions and support.

Watch this space as the NSW Surveying Taskforce and Consulting Surveyors NSW takes the Women in Surveying event to regional areas in NSW to inspire more girls!


Writing Tenders & Winning Bids - 15 February 2019

This comprehensive one-day training program is ideal for consulting surveyors who need to write proposals to win work. Whether you’re a seasoned proposal writer, or have never written a proposal before, this workshop will give you a better understanding of what makes a winning proposal and how you can contribute to your firm’s success. Robyn Haydon has worked with many firms to ensure they are winning the jobs that matter

Financial Management Workshops - August 2018

The Bank Holiday Financial Management Seminars and Workshops returned in 2018 with Andrew Geddes. A special roundtable event was also held for our Developing, Growing and Leading Members followed by dinner and the opportunity to solve those difficult problems!


2018 Regional Roadshow - July 2018

During 2018 ACS NSW traveled around the state visiting surveyors in their hometowns.  Increasing Efficiencies in Your Business was the theme of this year's Roadshow which visited Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Sydney, Wollongong, Albury and Orange.  

ACS NSW State Conference - June 2018

A highlight in our calendar each year is this special event at Parliament House.  This year we had the privilege of engaging with 8 NSW Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries including the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian who was very open to our questions and listened to our comments.






Surveying in Railways Workshop - May 2018

With the continuing investment in infrastructure around the country we want to ensure that our surveyors are being kept up to date on current best practice.  Following this workshop, a working group has met to continue our advocacy to ensure accuracy in surveying of our railway network. Special thanks to Mitch Hanlon for this important initiative and David Brown for his expert advice.


Getting Things Done with David Allen - May 2018

This year we partnered with the Growth Faculty to provide an opportunity for our members to hear some great international speakers.