Registration and APE Applications



Please see below for a description of each application for registration. 


Please note, once an application has commenced it must be completed in one sitting or a new application with a new username will need to be completed when you return.


For changes in registration or to revoke a suspension, please contact us at




Architect Practising: This is for initial registrants applying to become practising architects with the ARBV. Before beginning the application, please ensure you have the following documents in PDF format are ready to upload: 

  - The full policy of your Professional Indemnity insurance  


NOTE: APE candidates cannot apply for initial registration as an architect until they have received final notification that they have passed the APE process.


Mutual Recognition: For architects currently registered either in another Australian State or Territory or in New Zealand. Overseas qualified architects should apply under Architect Practising.


To confirm which pathway is best for you, please visit our website or contact the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA).


Company: For companies that provide architectural services. Please note, any company with an ACN that provides architectural services must be registered with the ARBV and there must be at least one registered architect on the Board of Directors.


Before commencing the application form, please ensure the following documents ready to upload:

- Company Constitution 

  - PI insurance full policy

  - Director Declaration Form (here)

  - Director Information Form (here)


Partnership: This option is for partnerships that provide architectural services. Before commencing the application, please ensure you have the following documents ready to upload: 

  - PI insurance full policy

  - Partner Declaration Form (here)

  - Partner Information Form (here)


Generally, applications are processed between 4-6 weeks. However, this is an indication and applications may extend beyond this time frame. 

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