Approval of Architecture Partnership or Company - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to form a partnership or company that provides building design services or architectural services leading to the design of buildings. Only an approved partnership or company may lawfully use the title 'architect', and the terms 'architectural design', 'architectural services' or 'architectural design services' in relation to their work. This does not apply to the use of the terms 'landscape architect', 'naval architect' or 'computer systems architect'.

An application for approval of a partnership must be made jointly by all the members of a partnership.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

For approval as a partnership:

  • at least one member must be an architect covered by the required insurance
  • submit the required form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

For approval as a company:

  • one of the purposes of the company must be to practice architecture
  • at least one director is an architect covered by the required insurance
  • submit the required form
  • pay the prescribed fee.


 TypeBusiness structureAmountDescription

Company. Fees for 2016-17.


Company. Fees for 2016-17.

ApplicationPartnership$70.00Partnership. Fees for 2016-17.
LicencePartnership$349.00Partnership. Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

Architects Registration Board of Victoria

Act(s) name

Architects Act 1991 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Architects Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Architects Registration Board of Victoria

Operating address:
Level 7
372 Albert Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

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