PDA Surveyors was established in Hobart in 1953 by Tony Peacock who was later joined by Max Darcey and Peter Anderson to become a state-wide surveying business. Initially trading as Peacock Darcey & Anderson Pty Ltd, PDA Surveyors originally provided exclusively professional surveying services.

PDA Surveyors is now a multi-disciplinary company with extensive expertise in the areas of land and engineering surveying, civil engineering and town planning. Our team of Surveyors, Engineers and Planners have a wealth of experience, having undertaken countless projects that have shaped Tasmania as we know it today.

In 2018, PDA Surveyors merged with Walter Surveys. Walter Surveys was founded by Tom Walter and has grown rapidly which is a reflection of Tom’s hard work and dedicated service to his clients. The companies complement each other’s capabilities and have combined to create a larger and more diverse workforce. Together, we have more resources and even greater capacity for exceptional work.

With eight regional offices across Tasmania, PDA Surveyors’ clients are consistently provided with a timely, efficient and reliable service. Our focus is on providing professional services that are tailored to our clients’ individual needs, combined with utilising the very latest in technological advances. We use the very latest in technology, ranging from real-time kinematic positioning based on global navigation satellite systems (RTK GNSS), robotic total station, laser scanner and unmanned aerial vehicle surveys. Our uptake of the latest advances in our field enable us to achieve the most effective and cost-efficient results for every client.

With a commitment to the ongoing development and improvement of our State, PDA Surveyors are proud to offer industry leading surveying, engineering and planning services. Read more about our services to learn about how our team can bring your project to fruition.



Opened East Coast office at Swansea.


PDA purchased the business of Walter Surveys and merged to form PDA Surveyors, incorporating Walter Surveys.


Opened office at Devonport.


Peter Anderson retired as a Director but continued as a consultant until 2011.


Max Darcey retired as a Director but continued as a consultant until 2006.


PDA purchased the business of Campbell Smith Phelps Pedley (CSPP).


Tony and Anne Peacock retired as Directors of the business with Tony Peacock continuing as a consultant until 1998.


Opened office at Kingston.


Opened office at Launceston.


Peter Anderson became a partner in the business and the partnership then became known as Peacock Darcey & Anderson (PDA).


Opened office at Burnie.


Max Darcey became a partner in the business on qualifying as a Registered Land Surveyor and the partnership then became known as Peacock & Darcey.


 Tony Peacock’s wife Anne became a partner in the surveying business.


M.G. (Max) Darcey joined Tony Peacock as a cadet surveyor.


A.C. (Tony) Peacock commenced a private surveying practice in Hobart as a sole practitioner.

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