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Companies & Partnerships

Company Approval

If fees are not paid annually the Act provides for suspension from the Register.
You are required to advise the Board by email of any change of address, changes to email contact details, or changes to Director(s) within 14 days.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the ARBV office.

Applying for Company Approval

The proposed company must comply with Section 11 of the Architects Act 1991 as amended in 2004/05 as follows:

The Board may approve a company for the purposes of this Act if satisfied that

1.(a) the constitution of the company provides that one of the purposes of the company is the practise of architecture; and
2.(b) at least one director is an architect who is covered by the required insurance.

Applications may be completed by clicking the Register link at the top of the page, then following the instructions and uploading the documents provided below.

Applications are considered by the Board at its monthly meeting.

Architectural Partnership Approval

The proposed Partnership must comply with Section 13 of the Architects Act 1991 and with the requirements of the application form as follows:

2.1 Is a member of the Partnership who is registered as an architect under the Architects Act 1991 responsible for carrying out the architectural services provided by the partnership?
2.2 Are the architectural services provided by the Partnership carried out by or under the supervision of a person who is registered as an architect under the Architects Act 1991?
2.3 Is the person referred to in 2.1 and 2.2 covered by the insurance required under the Architects Act 1991?

The annual fee is recurring. These fees are independent of the annual fees paid by the architects Partner(s) for their personal registration in Victoria.

Applications are considered by the Board at its monthly meeting. Applications may be completed by clicking the Register link at the top of the page, then following the instructions and including relevant documents.

Maintaining Partnership Approval

If fees are not paid annually the Act provides for suspension from the Register.

You are required to advise the Board by email of any change of address or changes to Partner(s) within 14 days.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the ARBV office.

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