Learn about the Architects Act 1991 and the Architects Regulations 2015
Architects have been registered in Victoria since the first Architects Act in 1923. The current Act is the Architects Act 1991.
Architects Act 1991
The Act contains provisions for
- Registration of architects
- Approval of companies and partnerships to offer architectural services
- Regulation of architects’ professional conduct
- Procedures for handling complaints against architects
- Protection of the title of “Architect” and the terms “architectural services”, “architectural design services” and “architectural design”
- Accreditation of architectural qualifications
- Board determination of qualifications and experience required for registration
- Architects Registration Board membership, procedures, powers and duties
To view a copy of the Architects Act 1991, visit www.legislation.vic.gov.au. Click the ‘Victorian Law Today’ tab, select ‘Acts’ and scroll in the alpha list under ‘A’.
For more information on the purposes of the Act, click on the ‘Purposes of the Act’ tab.