Registration of architects - Queensland


You require this registration if you intend to be registered 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

You must have:

  • a qualification recognised by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA);
  • had at least two years 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 $267.05 Application for registration of architects
Apply Licence All $300.80 Registration fee (between July and December)
Apply Licence All $150.40 Registration fee (between January and June)

Application process

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

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

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

Pathways to registration can be found on the Board of Architects of Queensland website.


This registration cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Please contact your local authority for more information and to find out when the next examination period opens.

Information on the competencies and requirements of the Architectural practice examination or for persons wishing to migrate to Australia and register as architects can obtain information 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)