Approval of Architecture Partnership or Company - Victoria

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to form a partnership or company that provides building design services or architectural services leading to the design of buildings. Only an approved partnership or company may lawfully use the title 'architect', and the terms 'architectural design', 'architectural services' or 'architectural design services' in relation to their work. This does not apply to the use of the terms 'landscape architect', 'naval architect' or 'computer systems architect'.

An application for approval of a partnership must be made jointly by all the members of a partnership.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 partnership approval, you must:

  • ensure one member is a practising architect covered by the required insurance
  • complete the online application form
  • complete and provide a statutory declaration and partner information form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

To be eligible for company approval you must:

  • ensure one member is a practising architect covered by the required insurance
  • complete the online application form
  • complete and provide a statutory declaration and director information form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

To maintain approval you must continue to have at least one director or partner in the practising class of registration, that is covered by the required insurance and pay the prescribed annual fees.

Expiry

The registration period is per financial year. Each registration will be from the time registration is granted until 30 June of the same financial year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Company $135.25

Company. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Application Partnership $75.15

Partnership. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence Company $450.90

Company. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence Partnership $375.75

Partnership. Fees for 2021-22.

Act(s) name

Architects Act 1991 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Architects Regulations 2015 Victoria

Application process

Apply

To apply for this approval, go to the ARBV website portal to complete an application form. Before you begin the application you should ensure you have prepared the following supporting documents to be submitted with the application:

  • evidence of professional indemnity insurance
  • statutory declaration
  • a director / partner information form
  • a copy of your company constitution (only applicable to companies).

Approval time

Applications will take 4 - 6 weeks to be processed.

Administering agency

Architects Registration Board of Victoria

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:

Registrar

Architects Registration Board of Victoria

Victoria
Operating address: Level 7
372 Albert Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Phone: 03 9417 4444
Website: Architects Registration Board of Victoria (Opens in new window)