Architect Corporation Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a corporation that offers architectural services under the title of architect. You will not require this licence to carry out services relating to the design, planning or construction of buildings, provided you do not use the title of architect, or advertise the services you provide as architectural services. It is an offence to advertise that your company provides architectural services or imply that it is a firm of architects unless it is a licensed architectural corporation.

You will be responsible for ensuring all architectural work is done under the direct control and supervision of at least one registered architect, and that at least one registered architect has ultimate responsibility for the architectural work of the corporation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Satisfy the Agency that you have acceptable rules governing your corporation's internal management;
  • Have directors who have been approved by the Agency;
  • Have in place a system that ensures architectural work is conducted under direct control and supervision or a registered person who is an officer or employee of the corporation;
  • Have an insurance policy scheme in effect;
  • Submit the relevant application form; and
  • Pay the relevant fees.

Your corporation must make sure all employed architects are registered with the Agency. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

Licences expire on 30 June.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$259.45
Licence$361.20Refundable if your application fails

Other resources

Administering agency

Architects Board of Western Australia

Act(s) name

Architects Act 2004 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Architects Regulations 2005 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Registrar
Architects Board of Western Australia


Operating address:
33 Broadway
Nedlands
Western Australia 6009

Phone:

08 9287 9920

Fax:

08 9287 9926
info@architectsboard.org.au

Supporting information

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