For over 15 years, SMS has worked hard to become a trusted partner for our clients. We create long term relationships and commit to providing quality surveying and drone service without compromise. 

We respond to industry demands for innovation and modern technological approaches to the surveying component of a wide variety of project types.


We invest in advanced technology and state of the art equipment – whether it’s Total Station, GPS or UAV – so we can deliver time and cost savings and truly innovative solutions.

We partner with software developers to create custom systems and programs, delivering improved accuracy, and enhanced agility on all our projects.

We operate on paperless systems and provide client integration to reports and information utlising web-based forms.

SMS staff are experienced on multiple brands of surveying technology such as Topcon, Trimble and Leica, and can provide expert support for both Surveying and Machine Control solutions alike.

Our knowledge base also includes expertise in a wide variety of surveying and engineering software including AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, 12d, LISCAD, Trimble Business Centre, Bentley and Terramodel. This enables our clients to be confident that SMS can assist in a huge range of projects from start to completion assisting you with design, modelling and drafting using the latest techniques, innovations and technologies.

With our combination of experienced staff, and our extensive asset base, SMS has the ability, manpower and equipment to tackle any job no matter how large or small. Get in touch for a confidential consultation today.



SMS has an absolute commitment to safety. As a core value, we have implemented extensive measures to ensure the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, stakeholders, clients and the community.

We develop and maintain programs that effectively deliver safety through training, education, and engagement, led by a team of highly experienced HSEQ professionals. We seek to partner with businesses that strive to innovate so we develop and utilise equipment that is safer to use and keeps our surveyors safer on the job.

To find out more on how safety is a priority for SMS, please email us.


Our management systems are certified to the following ISO & AS/NZS Standards. 

ISO 9001:2016 Quality Management Systems
ISO 14001:2016 Environmental Management Systems 
ISO 45001:2018 Health & Safety Management Systems 

Auditing software and workflow systems allows close and collaborative monitoring of safety, progress and quality on all kinds of projects. We believe there is no better advocate for our services than a customer who is 100% satisfied. To find out more information, please email us.



SMS plays a critical role in supporting the environment by providing accurate information about land features and helping to develop plans and strategies for protecting natural resources.

Our skilled personnel using Geospatial information systems (GIS) provide insights into relationships between variables and reveal patterns and trends that can assist us in managing the environment for a more sustainable future.


Our social responsibilities are fundamental to our long-term sustainability and growth.

SMS looks to stimulate Indigenous entrepreneurship and business development, by providing Indigenous Australians with opportunities to engage with us either directly or indirectly with the outcome of driving sustainable growth for First Nations businesses.

We also create opportunities to engage social enterprises, through sustainable social value activities.


Surveying is changing with an increasing number of female surveyors entering the historically male-dominated profession. SMS is committed to actively promoting the profession for females and supporting them when they commence at SMS.

We have trained female Mentors that support other female employees. They encourage our female employees to stay connected with each other and the wider business by providing opportunities to have conversations that can help support each other when they may sometimes feel isolated on site.

SMS is a national company with diverse opportunities, so we also focus on

  • Increasing knowledge and awareness of the business,
  • Learning from each other and inspiring each other,
  • Understanding career pathways and development opportunities to empower women to make confident career choices,

SMS partners with SHE MAPS (a social enterprise that aims to bring much needed diversity and support to STEM) by providing drone and geospatial programs to teachers and schools across the globe. We work together to make teaching STEM with drones easy.

Our sponsorship with Women in BIM (WIB) enables SMS to tap into the knowledge and research to help provide solutions around the need to bridge digital skills shortages in digital construction capabilities and deliverables, particularly in the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering.

Women in BIM aims to endorse the digital construction sector as a sector of choice to ensure more young women are entering these careers or pivoting into digitally related roles in their organisation.


Commencing with fresh ideas, high energy and a willingness to make a difference, our graduates are an integral part of the SMS team that experiences unique professional development and structured training opportunities enhancing their career prospects.

SMS prides itself by being at the heart of construction projects which enables us to provide comprehensive and hands on experience and the opportunity to extend networks across the construction industry with people from different disciplines.

We encourage SMS graduates to further develop their capabilities and extend their experience through our vocational learning opportunities provided.



Hugh has over 20 years’ experience in both the Land Development and Construction Sectors.

His experience is spread across Australasia, North America and the United Kingdom.

Hugh strives to create a “best practice” company implementing paperless technology, exceptional safety standards in conjunction with new and improved innovations.


Martin has 20 years’ experience in both the Cadastral and Construction Sectors in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. His cadastral experience encompasses both urban and rural subdivisions and large-scale utility easements.

Martin’s construction experience covers setout of both residential and commercial buildings and complex infrastructure including bridges, weirs and pump stations. Martin strives to provide a quality service that meets and exceeds the clients expectations.


Dean 19 years’ of experience started in Land Development & Cadastral Surveying in Queensland and has since gained extensive experience across preconstruction, analysis, planning, design and construction phases in the Gas, Oil & Water Sector throughout the East Coast of Australia.

Dean has also been an integral part of various Airport projects and has unrivalled experience in road construction projects throughout Victoria and Queensland.

Dean’s passion is to help drive innovation throughout the business and is always on the lookout for new technologies to improve and streamline processes of both prior and during construction.


Shaun has been with SMS since 2016, where he has gained experience through all aspects of the business giving him a wide range of knowledge throughout the surveying industry.

Shaun is CASA licensed and the Chief Remote Pilot at SMS overseeing the implementation and development of UAV technologies withing the business.


Travis has more than 15 years’ experience of infrastructure projects throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.

He brings a wealth of experience in multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects, including the construction of roads, rail, tunnels and large structures.

Travis has surveyed for complex structures, provided high-order control networks throughout tunnelling projects across Australia and the UK, and delivered road and rail infrastructure projects.

He strives to be an industry leader to deliver projects safely, using innovative solutions to help the construction team hit milestones on time and to specifications.