The Geospatial Council of Australia

Member dashboard

Access your account details and member services

Manage CPD points

View and manage your Continuing Professional Development points

Member events

View and attend our events

Member support

Please contact our Membership Officer with any queries




Project Sirius Workshop


During the LSC National Committee meeting in December 2021, members clearly identified an urgent need to acknowledge future surveyors’ role in wider society. The committee felt fundamental to progress as an industry and as a profession is to recognise the high value skills and knowledge surveyors currently hold and use today and will need in the future.

We have aptly named this initiative Project Sirius, after the European name for the
brightest night star, used as a reference for navigation in the Pacific. Acknowledging too the history of astronomy in Australian First Nations, we also chose the name as an invitation to talk about the history of surveying in Australia and the industry's journey towards Reconciliation.

The LSC Committee will embark on a realistic and managed plan over the next 3 years
to boost public understanding of the surveying profession and to better navigate change that recognises new skills and opportunity in a new frontier for surveying. Using the FIG definition of the function of a surveyor as a reference, Project Sirius aims to improve how the community perceives surveying and how surveyors perceive and promote themselves.

The intended outcome of this project will be to test the public perception of a "typical" surveyor, highlighting the variety, opportunity, and adventure of surveying to:

  • Dramatically improve diversity
  •  Enhance public and industry perception and recognition of surveyors
  •  Increase opportunity for retention of existing talent and graduates
  •  Support attracting new entrants to the surveying profession
  •  Boost university graduate and post graduate study, VET, and formal education
  •  Attracting talent from cross disciplines other allied industries and fields.

The Committee will work in collaboration with allied industry groups, commissions and bodies to bridge surveying, spatial and space and work in the national interest by taking the lead in coordinating and uniting as single national voice, representative of all surveyors and surveying/spatial professionals. As the vehicle for change, the committee will coordinate and lead a national approach consistent with the intended outcomes.


  • GCA: 1 CPD point

Note: only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD point/s.



Terms & Conditions

1. Refunds for Geospatial Council events are available up to seven (7) days prior. There are no refunds after this date, however registration can be transferred to a colleague. 2. Attendees at Geospatial Council events acknowledge they may be photographed and these images may be used by GCA on social media, our website or similar for marketing purposes. 3. Contact details (name, company and email address only) of event attendees may be provided to event sponsors for marketing purposes. Attendees will have the option to opt out of further communications.

Live Date

Thu 14 July 2022

Expiry Date

Sun 14 July 2024