About SMK Land Surveyors

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About SMK Land Surveyors

Our company has evolved over the last 40 years to what is now known as SMK Land Surveyors Pty Ltd.

Back in 1977 the founding company was Lockyer Survey Services, which continued through until 2006 when it was purchased by a Moree/Goondiwindi based company to become SMK (Gatton) Pty Ltd. With a recent business restructure we are now known as SMK Land Surveyors Pty Ltd. Dan & Ralph have been the directors of this entity since 2006. Clients can be assured of our continued commitment to delivering a personalised, comprehensive and client focused service.

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SMK Land Surveyors provide regional, rural & remote land surveying, terrestrial and GPS technologies across the Darling Downs and SW Queensland including:

  • Toowoomba and Darling Downs
  • Maranoa and Warrego
  • Granite Belt and  Southern Downs
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Wide-Bay Burnett
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Western Queensland

SMK Land Surveyors is fully accredited in Land Surveying Services.

Dan and the SMK team have been outstanding in their performance and highly professional. Always approachable with answering any questions you may have and are prompt with their service. We would 100% recommend this trustworthy company to anyone who is looking for a property surveyor!

Anne Tyler

Meet Dan and the Team


You can rely on our expertise and professional service right from the very first phone call!

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“We tailor our services to your specific requirements as every job is unique.”

Dan Lawless


Dan is originally from Goodiwindi, and was raised on a sheep and cattle property. He has the land in his heart and this is where his love of surveying originates from. Dan has a real appreciation for the land, fauna, ecosystems, stars, skies, rocks and all in between. 

With a long established career under the SMK banner which started in the late 1980’s, Dan started as a field assistant in Goondiwindi, drafting via a traditional board, large A0-A1 sheet and printer – then branched into Autocad. Dan completed a 5 year stint in Brisbane working on estates often in Northern Brisbane and remembers them, pointing them out to his family as they travel past.

After returning to Goondiwindi, Dan established his career in cadastral surveying, some irrigation work, predominantly cadastral.

Mid 2000’s saw Dan and his family relocate to Toowoomba. SMKLS had an office in Gatton and now in Toowomba as well.

 Dan’s  love of outdoors sees his weekend activities in the form of camping with family and mountain biking. He has a keen interest in sports and follows many forms.  He still likes a hit of squash playing in Gatton each week.  He was president of the Gatton Squash Club for 8 years from 2012 to 2019.

 He enjoys problem solving and working solutions to see clients obtain the best use of their land the way the want with a high level of moral, ethical, legal adherence to the project. 

Dan is known for his approach at ‘getting his hands dirty’ in the process of providing the best possible service to his clients.  His rural knowledge means he understands the needs even when inexperienced owners or prospective commercial enterprises with rural property may not.  He is able to help property owners negotiate the logistics, the laws and the practicalities of land purchase.  He is a recognised problem solver.

The business has always offered a very personalised service to its clients.  Dan’s ability and attention to detail give that sense of confidence and security to clients, knowing that Dan’s experience is comprehensive across all aspects of the process.  He believes each client deserves his total commitment to each assignment, and judging by the feedback, the satisfaction with this client-focused approach is top shelf service.

When the circumstances need other professionals to provide advice or practical assistance, Dan’s ‘can do’ approach comes in to play by applying a multi-faceted strategy with engineers, architects, town planners or building designers to ensure absolute best practice and problem-solving occur.  The best result for the needs of the client is always foremost in Dan’s mind.

That love of the land is in Dan’s blood and his love of surveying is now being passed on to staff joining the SMK Land Surveyors team. 


Kristine is behind the book-keeping, marketing, and advertising.

With a background in health, Kristine is acutely aware of the value of the combination of relationships and systems to provide high quality services to clients.  Kristine has brought these skills to her role at SMK Land Surveyors recognizing that these are the core of successful small business processes.

Kristine spends any spare time enjoying her family life with husband Dan and 3 children.

We look forward to looking after you!

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Daniel, Kristine & Dan

Dan Lawless

Mobile: 0427 713 508
Email: HERE

Kristine Lawless

Office Email: HERE