About Us

Our family-owned and operated business began back in 1996. Founder and director Rob Nobelius had been working as a licensed surveyor predominately in the public sector for over 20 years, and decided it was time to put his extensive knowledge and experience to good use and go out on his own.

After starting with just himself and his wife Chris part-time, the company has grown to the point where we are now the largest single office cadastral survey firm in Victoria. Over the 20 plus years we have been operating, 14 family members have worked at the company, with 12 currently employed, including Rob’s son Ben, our managing director.

We’re always striving to become better at what we do and are constantly on the lookout for new innovations and technologies that can improve our services and add value to our client’s projects. We encourage and facilitate ongoing further education and skills training for our team, to enable us to deliver the highest quality service.

With offices based in Pakenham and Warragul in Victoria, we are well placed to service the Metro Melbourne area.  However we also cover regional Victoria, out as far as Geelong, Gippsland and the Bass Coast. Our broad range of clients include first-time property developers looking to cut off their backyard, to experienced developers seeking an end-to-end land development service for 1000+ lots. We also help landowners who wish to subdivide a rural property or farm, and home owners needing boundaries reconfirmed for a new build or a neighbourhood dispute. So, if your project requires a Licensed Surveyor, we’d love to work with you.

If you’d like to find out how we can help you with building envelopes, land boundaries and setting out of the placement of house slabs on your building project, contact our team on 1300 NOBELIUS

Our Team

Ben Nobelius

Ben Nobelius

Managing Director, Licensed Surveyor

Having completed his university studies in 2007 and becoming a registered licensed surveyor in 2011, Ben has had an active involvement in the survey industry since he can remember whether it be family weekend survey jobs, part time work while studying all the way through to taking over the family business.

Ben’s main skill is in delivering all of the necessary survey needs for large residential estates and he has helped the business grow and diversify it’s cadastral skills and projects since taking over.

He has a real passion for doing the best he can for those around him, and with the help of his wife and great support staff is pushing the company into more of an active role within the community to share it’s resources, time and money helping those that are less fortunate.

Tim Walker

Tim Walker

Associate Director, Licensed Surveyor

Tim completed his university studies from RMIT in 2007. Whilst at university and immediately following he worked for the Surveyor General of Victoria until 2010, when he took the year off to travel.

He joined Nobelius Land Surveyors at the start of 2011 and obtained his registration as a licensed surveyor in 2012. Tim is passionate about the growth and prosperity of NLS and the surveying profession as a whole.

Outside of work Tim enjoys running and playing golf. However, his two young boys make sure he doesn’t have enough free time to do either!

Rob Nobelius

Rob Nobelius

Founder/Director, Licensed Surveyor

Obtained his surveying licence in 1978, then completed a graduate diploma in business administration in 1989.

He worked in the private sector from 1975-78, then Gas & Fuel Corporation from 1978-1996, before starting up the company (Nobelius Land Surveyors P/L).

He has managed the growth of the company from its initial 2 employees to the current 20 plus employees.

He is involved with the local golf club (current president and life member) and Pakenham Aged Care as board member and past president.

Sam Shadbolt

Sam Shadbolt

Personal Assistant to the Managing Director

Samantha is a highly experienced personal assistant who has brought with her a wealth of knowledge from over 15 years working for CEO’s, directors and partners of large companies such as The Boston Consulting Group and Village Roadshow Limited.

Looking for a better work life balance of still being able to work as a PA and be a mum to her three children she is loving her close to home position as PA to Ben Nobelius – managing director of Nobelius Land Surveyors.

Tarryn McCann

Tarryn McCann

Office Manager

During her time with Nobelius Land Surveyors Tarryn has become proficient with the processing of all subdivision matters, managing planning & subdivision applications along with undertaking a range of administration activities to support the day to day running of the office. Her understanding of the Industry and each department’s responsibilities is vast, feeling confident in her knowledge of the company and its many parties.

Having carried out the office manager role within Nobelius Land Surveyors for almost 12 years​, she has undertaken this role with care, dedication, and the willingness to learn. She has shown that she can respond to staff, land owners, other surveyors, consulting engineers, developers & legal representatives within statuary time frames and to a high standard.

Chris Nobelius

Chris Nobelius

Director

She helped set up the company in 1996 working both in the field and in the office.  Later working in the office as accounts manager and general book keeper.

She is currently part time, helping with any office duties as required.

She enjoys grandmother duties and travelling.

Mitch Nobelius

Mitch Nobelius

Survey Manager

Mitch re-joined the Nobelius team mid 2016 and brought with him a unique and very valuable skillset that has complemented the company perfectly.

Prior to returning, Mitch’s career had seen him complete a mechanic’s apprenticeship, spend over 4 years both full-time and part-time with us at Nobelius as a survey assistant and also a party leader, plus 4 years working in civil construction specialling in directional drilling and excavation in urban areas.

Mitch’s role now sees him running all the site work required by the large residential developments we’re involved in and help to manage. He is in constant contact with construction managers, engineers, project managers and service authorities to ensure that all survey needs are met and that our role is never impacting the project’s critical path.

His skills and the processes he’s implemented have grown enormously since his return and he now manages survey tasks for developments comprising a total of over 4000 lots.

Away from work Mitch resides in Warragul with his partner Renee and their 3 children. In his spare time Mitch enjoys playing Football for the Warragul football-netball club and when the weather is warmer you might see him on the local golf course.

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson

Survey Manager

Stuart returned to Nobelius Land Surveyors last year and took on the position of survey manager alongside Harley.  Stuart has many years’ experience in managerial positions, most recently at Duart Castle in Scotland.  

Stuart has extensive experience in the land surveying industry having worked for Nobelius for many years at various stages of his career.  He has also completed a diploma in surveying at RMIT.

We like to call him “Laser Eyes Wilson” or Titch. He is dad to three boys Jude, Van and Nyah. He still “tries” to play footy for the Longwarry Crows.

Jan Cussen

Jan Cussen

Project Planner

Jan is a passionate town planning professional who enjoys using her lateral thinking skills for planning issues.

Jan has worked in rural & urban settings and has valuable insight into the operations of local government, particularly statutory planning, having worked in that sector for 13 years.

Holding a masters of social science from RMIT, Jan is also a 200 hr qualified yoga teacher.

Amy Lines

Amy Lines

Personal Assistant to the Director/Subdivision Officer

Amy joined the team in 2021. Her background is not in the land surveying industry however she brings many skills to the role including a degree in Psychology. Amy is now learning a whole new world of subdivision applications and all that comes with it.  Her role is half in the subdivisions department and half as PA for Tim Walker, the associate director. Amy says the hybrid life has been challenging but keeps her on her toes and interested.

In Amy’s previous roles she has worked mainly in admin for many different industries, from disability services and rural health to engineering companies.  From pharmaceutical and food industries to Outdoor adventure companies and not forgetting a 6-month stint at a Wine company where she says the benefits were great! In Amy’s spare time loves to volunteer. 

Julie Bowyer

Julie Bowyer

Town Planner & BAL Assessor

Previously a Photojournalist, Julie has altered her path since starting a family and the last few years have seen her work with Local Council as a Statutory Planner with a focus of Bushfire Planning and Recovery. 

Julie has also been engaged in the completion of a Master of Planning & Environment with RMIT where she recently received a high distinction for her Master’s Thesis which developed a “place-based vulnerability assessment” of the risks associated with bushfire, which compliments her Honours Degree in Geoscience. 

Julie is passionate about the fine balance that planners must achieve between the development and subdivision needs of the community, the preservation of Victoria’s biodiversity and the mitigation of risks such as flooding and bushfire. 

A mother of four sons Julie spends her limited spare time renovating and exploring the great outdoors.

Ashley Robinson

Ashley Robinson

Team Leader – Subdivisions

TBC – Currently on maternity leave

Tim Dole

Tim Dole

Associate Surveyor

Tim Dole studied Surveying at RMIT in the 1990s and began working for NLS in 1996, during his final years of study.  

In 2006 he moved on to work in WA and has since held significant roles in the surveying industry, with experience in mining, construction, electricity distribution and the volume housing market. 

He’s also had a long involvement with the peak survey industry body ISV, spending more than ten years as an active committee member. 

Tim returned to NLS in 2021, home is where the heart is after all.

TESTIMONIAL

Jann and I first contacted Nobelius Land Surveyors 2 years ago to discuss how we might develop a small parcel of land and they were most generous with their time, ideas and encouragement. Nobelius Land Surveyors have guided us through the complexities of the planning and development process and helped us avoid the many pitfalls that face a mum and dad investor; saving us time and money along the way. We appreciate their expertise and experience and the opportunity that they have opened up to us. Trust is a most important commodity and we truly value the advice, professionalism and integrity demonstrated by Nobelius Land Surveyors Pty Ltd.”

Jann and Gary

Contact Us

Phone: 03 5941 4112

20 Henry Street,
Pakenham, Victoria 3810

PO Box 461,
Pakenham Victoria 3810
E: [email protected]