Architect Registration - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this registration if you intend to provide architectural services in connection with the design, planning or construction of buildings. If you intend to operate a company or partnership providing architectural services then you will need to nominate a registered architect to the Agency, which may be yourself, to ensure compliance with all requirements related to providing and advertising architectural services.

As a registered architect, you may use the terms registered architect, architect and architectural services to advertise your business.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • hold a degree or diploma in architecture; recognised by the Agency
  • produce sufficient evidence that you possess the required knowledge, skill and experience for the competent practice of architecture
  • have passed the Architectural Practice Exam, or similar exam approved by the Agency
  • provide one personal reference indicating good character
  • provide one professional reference, preferably signed by an architect
  • provide one passport-size photograph.


If you hold a current equivalent registration in New Zealand or an Australian State or Territory, you may be eligible to apply for this registration under mutual recognition arrangements.




1 March


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description Important
Apply Application All $92.95

Application for registration where the individual had previously held a registration that expired less than twelve months prior to application. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $28.45

Appointment of nominees. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Duplicate Certificate All $56.85

Replacement of registration card. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $289.25

Registration for one year. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Application All $275.65

Application for registration. Fees for 2023-24



Other resources

Act(s) name

Architects Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Architects Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.