Architects and Architectural businesses in South Australia must be registered in accordance with the Architectural Practice Act 2009. Registration entitles the person or business to provide architectural services in this State and to use the term ‘Architect’ and its derivatives. If you have queries about registering, go to the Frequently Asked Questions page under the 'Architect' tab or contact the office to discuss your application if your queries are unanswered.
Categories of registration are:
All architects practising in South Australia. Each architect must have professional indemnity insurance.
This category includes retired architects, and architects who are not practising for a variety of other reasons, for example:
- carers leave
- working outside the industry
- working outside of South Australia.
Non-Practising architects must apply for an exemption from the requirement for professional indemnity insurance. A concession in registration fees may apply to some non-practising architects.
A company with under two or more than two directors; or a Partnership with under two directors
The Board may place conditions on a persons registration limiting their practice of architecture in South Australia (e.g. location, employment/supervision, time, other conditions) if the Board considers there is a public interest in registering a person who may not have the necessary qualifications and/or experience required for registration.