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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 1, 28 Greenhill Road, Wayville, SA 5034. Office hours are 10 am - 4 pm.

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

The National Standards of Competency for Architects will be reviewed in 2020.  Take the survey - it takes 5 to 10 minutes Have your say - Review of the National Standard of Competency for Architects

Closing date for AACA's National Program of Assessment (NPrA) is 28 February 2020.  Go to the Graduates > Pathways to registration page for more information.

Election for 3 Board Members will be held in February/March 2020.  Go to the 'About' page for more information.  

See an Overview of the Board's work in 2019 https://vimeo.com/376930150

CPD - Continuing Professional Development is to be mandated in SA.  An amendment to the Architectural Practice Act has passed both houses of Parliament.  We will keep the profession informed on when, what and how (watch the electronic newsletters).

Accredited Professionals Scheme.  The Board has negotiated an arrangement with the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure for architects to be recognised under the Planning system's Accredited Professionals Scheme.  A reduced fee applies for your APS application.  Contact the Board's office to discuss your application. 

APE Session dates for 2020: find out on the Graduates Page 

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%



4 Complaints this year

  • 3 Under investigation
  • 1 Dismissed
  • 0 Upheld

23 Breaches this year

  • 11 Under Investigation
  • 12 Resolved