Registration as an Architect - 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.
You will not need this registration if you are a landscape architect.

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.

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
Apply Application All $26.00 Appointment of Nominees
Apply Duplicate Certificate All $52.00 -
Apply Licence All $265.00 One year
Renew Application All $252.00 -


Act(s) name

Architects Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Architects Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Land, Planning and Building

Contact details

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