Register as an architect
The Register of architects is in two parts:
'Practising' and 'Retired or non-practising'
Practising architects are registered to provide architectural services
that lead directly to the design of buildings or parts of buildings. As
a condition of registration, practising architects must have
Professional Indemnity insurance cover in respect of their work as an
Retired or non-practising architects have elected for a range of reasons
to register in this category and have declared that they
will not practice as an architect in Victoria for the period of that
registration (usually 12 months). Architects in this list are not
required to provide evidence of Professional Indemnity insurance cover.
The Register of approved architectural companies
contains those companies that comply with the requirement that at least
one Director is an architect covered by Professional Indemnity
The Register of approved architectural Partnerships
contains those Partnerships that comply with the requirement that at
least one Partner is an architect covered by Professional Indemnity
The list of registered architects, architectural companies and
architectural partnerships available on this site is an extract from the
ARBV Register database.
The list provides the name, registration number and suburb/postcode for
practising architects registered with the Board. The contact phone
details are provide where the architect/company have given permission to
do so. This information is that which is available to the Board at time
of publication. Changes to registered status, address and phone number
may have occurred in the interim. Contact the Board if your search shows
a negative result - 03 9417 4444.
Applications for registration should be made by close of business on the
first Friday of each month in order to be considered by the Board at its
meeting on the second Tuesday.
Registration as an Architect through the Architectural Practice
In each State and Territory of Australia it is a legal
requirement that any person using the title 'architect' or offering
services to the public as an architect, must be registered with the
Architects' Board in that jurisdiction.
Generally, the following steps outline the requirements for registration
as an architect in a State or Territory of Australia.
- have an accredited academic qualification in architecture or a pass
in the National Program of Assessment (NPrA), see
for details of NPrA.
- have a minimum of 2 years recent practical experience
- successfully complete the AACA Architectural Practice Examination
(APE) see below