about us

Earl James & Associates (EJA) is the Northern Territory’s premier provider of high quality surveying and planning services. EJA proudly combines more than half a century of hands-on local experience with the very latest in cutting-edge technologies to provide our clients with the ultimate in modern surveying and planning.

With a proud tradition that began when Earl James entered the Northern Territory’s surveying industry in 1952, we have gone on to become the Top End’s largest survey office and are continuing to grow; nowadays employing well over 25 Territorians, some of whom have been with the company for up to 20 years.


Proud past – bold future

Earl James became the principal and manager of James, James & Lea Pty in 1968, going on to establish Earl James & Associates in 1980 with his business partner, Gary Nairn. Earl retired in 1998, while Gary entered federal politics. Today, EJA is ably operated by Kevin Dodd, Franck Delmas, Keith Schulz, Michael Secrett and their highly-trained and dedicated workforce.

Always quick to embrace the latest industry breakthroughs, EJA have been actively involved in many of the Northern Territory’s most significant modern development projects. These include the Darwin Liquified Natural Gas Plant at Wickham Point, the Darwin Waterfront Redevelopment, the Lyons Subdivision and a range of innovative advances in assisting the community ownership of Aboriginal Housing within Indigenous communities.

EJA are totally committed to the provision of the highest quality surveying and planning services available today. Our policy of ongoing training for all team members and our dedication to embracing the very latest technological advances from around the world ensure that our clients are guaranteed the highest possible standard of service… Every time!