Membership of the Australian Institute of Architects
CONNECTING YOU TO THE PROFESSION
Shape the future of the architecture profession in Australia and abroad.
The Institute is a connected community of over 11,500 members across Australia and overseas. Together, we give a voice to the profession and uphold the highest standards in our practice.
FIND THE RIGHT MEMBERSHIP FOR YOU
We offer a range of membership options to suit all levels of experience, participation, and practice size.
RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
A+ Membership provides your practice with the necessary tools to help you deliver the best professional service to you clients.
Each individual professional staff member is given access to the Institute’s Australian Standards Quick Reference service, dedicated HR and IR information service, and more. The practice and directors also have access to the Institute’s benchmarking solution which allows businesses to compare their practice with the rest of the profession.
Interested in becoming an A+ practice?
Are you currently unable to participate fully in employment? We offer special provisions so you can continue being an active Institute member and get the same regular benefits.
- Reduced fee rates for current members on parental leave or enrolled in postgraduate studies
- Special provisions for members experiencing financial hardship due to health issues or prolonged unemployment
- Discounted membership for corporate members who are retired from the workforce
- Discounts on national CPD services including Continuum and PALS for eligible members
Many of our membership categories are open to Australian and international architects and built-environment professionals living overseas.
We host Boarding Pass events in different countries throughout the year and hold a tailored awards and prizes program for projects abroad and contributions of architects connected to Australia in the global arena through.
The Institute offers a discounted fee to members who are substantially retired from the work force. Retired membership offers members the opportunity to continue their connection to the profession in retirement while enjoying the same rights and privileges of full membership, including the use of appropriate post-nominals. Conditions apply.
The Institute provides a special academic rate for educators with a continuing 0.6 (or greater) time appointment on the staff of a recognised architecture course within Australia. Academic members must be eligible for either Member Level 1 or Affiliate Level 1 membership.
Academic members receive regular local and national e-news, voting rights, Architecture Australia magazine, local Chapter events, member discounts and more.