Registration as an Architect - Western Australia


You will need this registration if you intend to carry on the practice of architecture under the title of an architect. You must not advertise yourself as an architect, practice architecture, or provide architectural services unless you are registered as an architect.

You may apply to register as either a practising or non-practising architect. Practising architects need to have a certain level of indemnity insurance and undertake professional development to maintain their registration. Non-practising architects do not need indemnity insurance or professional development to maintain their registration and are generally:

  • retired
  • academics
  • no longer living in Western Australia.

You will be entitled to registration as an architect if you are a registered architect in another State or Territory or New Zealand.

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 satisfied one of the pathways to registration. Please see the attached document for more information.

Additionally, you must:

  • have undertaken a minimum period of practical experience
  • have successfully passed the Architecture Practice Examination
  • have not been convicted of an offence, whether in Western Australia or elsewhere, which renders you unfit to be registered
  • be a fit and proper person and of good character.

Professional indemnity insurance is required for all practising architects, either as an individual or through your employer's policy. The minimum amount of cover required is $1 million.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Practising architects must undertake continued professional development.


1 year


30 June


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Other resources

Act(s) name

Architects Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Architects Regulations 2005 Western Australia

Administering agency

Architects Board of Western Australia

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