Registration as an Architect - Western Australia

Description

You will require 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 are required to have a certain level of indemnity insurance and undertake professional development to maintain their registration. Non-practising architects do not require 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 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 a registered
  • be a fit and proper person and of good character
  • submit your application
  • pay the required fees.

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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Practising architects are required to undergo continued professional development.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

Registration expires on 30 June.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $144.50

Application for Registration as an Architect.

Apply Licence All $207.55

Registration as an Architect.

Apply Miscellaneous All $144.50

Trading name approval.

General Miscellaneous All -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Renew Renewal All $238.10

Renewal of registration fee.

Renew Renewal All $25.95

Restoration of name to the register if previously resigned from the register.

Renew Renewal All $57.00

Restoration of name to the register fee if removed for non-payment.

Act(s) name

Architects Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Architects Regulations 2005 Western Australia

Administering agency

Architects Board of Western Australia

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 Board of Western Australia

Operating address: 33 Broadway
Nedlands
Western Australia 6009
Phone: 08 9287 9920
Fax: 08 9287 9926
Email: info@architectsboard.org.au
Website: Architects Board of Western Australia (Opens in new window)