Notification about possible offences

There are a number of criminal offences that people can report to the ARBV under the Architects Act 1991 (Act).

These provisions of the Act seek to:

  • protect consumers from dishonest individuals who mislead people by calling themselves something they are not
  • maintain the standards and integrity of the profession of architecture
  • deter unregistered practitioners from carrying out misrepresentations and carrying out work based on those misrepresentations
  • promote the importance of registration.

The ARBV regularly receives notifications about possible offences under the Act, many of which arise from representations made on social media, signages or in advertisements. At times, a notification is based on a notifier’s engagement of an individual who promises to provide architectural services.