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Register of Architects

Search for architects or architectural businesses registered in South Australia.  

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Application forms for registering as an architect or architectural business can be downloaded (go to the Architects page).   Please complete the required form/s and post to the APBSA Office. 

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Exams / Enquiries

Graduates can sign in and apply to sit the Architectural Practice Exam.  Go the Graduates page.  Can't find what you need?  Give the office a call on 08 8373 2766 between 10 am or 4 pm weekdays.

Please Note

Effective Monday, 3 April 2017, the offices of the Board will be located at Level 1, 28 Greenhill Road, Wayville, SA 5034.  Our email addresses and telephone number remain the same; the postal address is the new street address at Wayville.

Welcome to the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia

The Architectural Practice Board of South Australia is the statutory authority responsible for administering the Architectural Practice Act 2009 (the Act).  On this website you can

  • Find out about the role of the Board in maintaining high standards of architectural services
  • Find information to help consumers to work with an architect - and what to do if something goes wrong
  • Apply to register as an architect or architectural business, sign in and renew your registration, or apply for the Architectural Practice Examination

News Items

Its due in JUNE!!  Sign in and Renew your registration now! 

Meet 'Australia by Design' - a national TV show on Channel 10 (Saturday afternoons from July).  Over 10 episodes, it brings 80 architect designed projects to the viewer and discusses the strength of design in each.  

Two new pathways to registration have recently been approved.  The Overseas Architect Assessment (OAA) is conducted by the AACA, and the Local Experienced Practitioner (LEP) pathway is undertaken by the Board.  See the Architects page for details.

Renewal of registration (individual architects, architectural businesses) is due by 30 June 2017.  Email notifications will be sent with details of how to sign in and renew on-line in May 2017.  You must renew your registration to avoid being removed from the Register of Architects.   

The State of the Profession in South Australia was released recently.  Conducted by the ACA, it was funded through a research fellowship by the APBSA.  The full report is available on the Publications page.


767 Registered Architects

122 Registered Architectural Businesses


Female 17%
Male 83%




Practicing 89.9% Non Practicing 4% Concessional 6% Limited 0.1%



4 Complaints this year

  • 3 Under investigation
  • 1 Dismissed
  • 0 Upheld

23 Breaches this year

  • 11 Under Investigation
  • 12 Resolved