Registration of architects - Queensland


You require this registration if you intend to work as an architect. Registration allows you to:

  • use the title 'architect' or 'registered architect' in Queensland
  • hold yourself out to be an architect
  • use the words 'architectural services', 'architectural design services' or 'architectural design' to advertise or otherwise promote services provided by you.

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 have:

  • a qualification recognised by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)
  • had at least two years of architectural work and practice (at least one of which must have been in Australia and one post entitlement to receive the relevant academic qualification)
  • passed the AACA Architectural practice examination.


This registration remains in effect until the end of the financial year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $271.60

Application for registration of architects. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $305.90

Registration fee (between July and December). Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $152.95

Registration fee (between January and June). Fees for 2021-22

Application process


You can obtain this registration by submitting to the Board either a completed:

  • application for registration as an architect
  • application for registration pursuant to mutual recognition
  • application for restoration of registration.

Please note that the registration fee is paid in addition to the application fee.


This registration cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Information on the competencies and requirements of the architectural practice examination or for persons intending to migrate to Australia and register as architects can be obtained from the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.

Administering agency

Board of Architects of Queensland

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Board of Architects of Queensland

Operating address: Level 3
87 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 316
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3069 2397
Website: Board of Architects of Queensland (Opens in new window)