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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.


Offices of the Board are located at Level 2, 91 Halifax Street, Adelaide, SA 5000. Office hours are 9 am - 5 pm.

NOTE: Please contact the office to organise an appointment if you wish to attend in person.  For any enquiries, please email ([email protected]) or telephone (8373 2766). 

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

CPD Guidelines. The APBSA has updated our CPD Guidelines to recognise NCSA 2021 competencies, as well as updating the Provider Checklist by adding an additional category of provider - Industry Provider. 

Results of Election of APBSA Board Members. Voting for the 3 Board members elected by the profession closed on 20 February 2023.

We congratulate Sarah Burgess and Dario Salvatore who are returning for a further 3-year term, commencing on 23 April 2023. We also welcome newly elected board member Stephen Ward, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board.

Presiding Member Mariano De Duonni has been re-appointed as a Ministerial Nominee to the Board for a further 3 years term.

We wish to acknowledge the significant contribution of outgoing Board member Enzo Caroscio and wish him well for the future.

APBSA is on the move - We have now relocated our offices to:

Level 2, 91 Halifax Street, Adelaide, SA 5000.

Contact details remain the same.

APE Calendar for 2023 is now available on the Graduates page - Architectural Practice Examination

See an Overview of the Board's work in 2019, 2020 and 2021 on the Vimeo Channel -  https://vimeo.com/376930150,

CPD - Continuing Professional Development commenced in SA on 1 July 2020.  Go the Architects page for more information, including the link to electronic record cards and the APBSA's  recording App

Two new pathways to registration are 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.    

Want to return to the Register but haven't been registered for over 3 years?  There are new requirements so contact the office to discuss your application.


767 Registered Architects

122 Registered Architectural Businesses


Female 17%
Male 83%




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



1 Complaints this year

  • 1 Under investigation
  • 0 Dismissed
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23 Breaches this year

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  • 12 Resolved