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About Alexander Symonds

Our Mission

To enable our clients to achieve their project goals through innovative survey solutions.

Our Vision

The Alexander Symonds Difference

In a world of change, Alexander Symonds is a constant.

For over 85 years, Alexander Symonds has been delivering high-quality, innovative land survey solutions for homeowners, private companies and government organisations across Southern Australia.

We understand the need to adapt and innovate to keep up with the changing needs of the world around us. Our mission as qualified surveyors and experienced consultants is to help our clients achieve their project goals through innovative survey solutions.

Our relationships with our clients are strong, fostered through a collaborative approach and collective goals, ensuring we achieve the best results possible for their project. Our qualified team are committed to achieving our clients’ goals with survey solutions tailored to each unique project.

Our core values are evident in all work carried out by our team:

  • Passion to produce the best results;
  • Responsibility to both our client and our own team;
  • Innovation in all areas of our work;
  • Determination to succeed; and
  • Excellence in land surveying.

What’s the Alexander Symonds difference?

No matter the size of your project, you can be assured of a high quality, accurate result from our qualified team. We are driven not by the size, but by the success of your project.

Our number one priority is and has always been to understand your goals and tailor a survey solution to suit your requirements.

We look forward to developing a professional relationship with you, being a driving force within your project and assisting you to shape our world.

Glenn Hordacre
Managing Director

Our Values

At Alexander Symonds, we take great PRIDE in what we do – whether we’re subdividing property, undertaking a topographic survey, or getting involved with the community.


We are committed to providing the highest-quality service to our clients, the community and each other. No matter the size or scale of your project, we are driven to achieve the best solution for you.


We value and respect ourselves, our clients and our community, and take our role in your project seriously. We are honest, open and act with integrity on every project, big or small.


At Alexander Symonds, we don’t fear change; we dare to be different and challenge the norm. We strive for continuous improvement and aspire to be original and creative in our thinking.


We exceed the expectations of our clients and community. Our team are determined to deliver professional, high quality work on every project.


We embrace excellence and use our skills, energy and resources to make our work the best it can be. Our team are exceptional in everything they do.

Our Commitment

We value our clients, our people and our community.

Our priority is to understand your unique goals and help you achieve project success through our survey solutions. Achieving the best results possible requires more than just cutting-edge technology; it requires a commitment to our people and the communities within which we work.


Our relationships with clients and the wider industry are underpinned by our integrity and our absolute commitment to the organisation’s core values of passion, responsibility, innovation, determination and excellence.

Regardless of the size or scope of work, we are committed to providing a service that is efficient, professional, timely and accurate. Our Quality Management System is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Our policies are available upon request.

Alexander Symonds holds memberships of a number of professional organisations with senior staff taking active roles in the management, issues and direction of some of these organisations.

These organisations include:

  • Surveyors Board of South Australia
  • Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Business SA
  • South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy
  • Housing Industry Association
  • Master Builders Association
  • Spatial Industry Business Association
  • Civil Contractors Federation
  • Water Industry Alliance
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Build SA


From graduate surveyors to long-standing technical staff, every member of the Alexander Symonds team is encouraged to engage in continuous learning and improvement. We value the expertise and knowledge that each member of our staff brings, and we challenge them to improve their skills and experience at every opportunity.

As a result of our exceptional team culture, we were proud to receive the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) SA 2019 award for Employer of the Year.

All our field crews are trained and qualified in:

  • Workzone Traffic Management
  • Senior First Aid
  • Construction Industry General Induction (White Card)
  • Our Safety Management System is certified to the ISO 45001:2018 standard. Our policies are available upon request.

Our work helps to shape the world around us, and we’re committed to ensuring the surrounding environment and communities are positively engaged and minimally impacted.

Ongoing training in first aid practices, as well as construction industry safety and work zone traffic management, ensures that both our team and the wider community remains safe and experience minimal disruption resulting from our work.

We believe in shaping our world for a better future, creating strong, sustainable communities. We put this ethos into action by supporting a selection of charitable community organisations, chosen by our staff. As well as financially contributing, we encourage our staff to get involved and volunteer their valuable time and skills to these organisations.

Alexander Symonds and its staff proudly support:

Backpacks 4 SA Kids

Hutt St Centre

We are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment and we’re committed to a high level of environmental care in the field. We are continually improving our processes, approaches and outcomes of environmental management issues in our industry, and we take our responsibility for the environment very seriously.

Our Environmental Management System is certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard; we’re one of only a handful of surveying companies in Australia to have achieved this high standard. Our policies are available upon request.

Quality ISO 9001

Environment ISO 14001

Health and Safety AS/NZS 4801

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