Registered Landscape Architect

Advance your career as an AILA Registered Landscape Architect. Registration is available to university-qualified landscape architects with at least two years’ experience.

Registration intakes occur in February, August and November each year. 

Applications for Registration will open on Thursday 1 November and closes COB Friday 30 November


Expand your network

  • attend state-based networking and events
  • go international, with automatic membership of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
  • engage with allied professions through membership of the Australian Council of Built Environment Design Professionals

See your talents recognised

  • enter AILA’s State and National Awards program
  • use the ‘AILA’ suffix after your name

Grow your business

  • receive both individual and practice profile on our website and free access to post job vacancies

Improve your expertise

  • gain discounted access to workshops, seminars and online continued professional development
  • contribute to National Council or state and national committees
  • stay up-to-date with industry trends, insights, events and product discounts via national and state eNewsletters

Share your knowledge

  • contribute to online forums and eNewsletters
  • connect with the next generation through AILA’s Mentor Program

Who can apply?

Applications for Registered Landscape Architect membership are invited from landscape architecture professionals who have completed an AILA accredited landscape architecture undergraduate qualification (or an equivalent qualification overseas which is recognised by IFLA) and have been practising for at least two years.

  • If you have been a Registered Landscape Architect with AILA in the past and would like to re-join, you can apply as a Re-joining Member
  • If you have been working as a landscape architect for eight or more years you may be eligible for Senior Entry
  • If you have been working as a landscape architect for more than eight years but you did not graduate with an AILA accredited degree, then you may be eligible for Equivalence.


Tax deductible fees associated with registration.

  • Application fee: $800 inc GST (includes application fee and AILA membership until you pass interview)
  • Annual fee: $620 inc GST following successful interview (this will be your first annual membership and registration fee payment following the application process)

Application fee due upon acceptance of application. Fee will be refunded if application unsuccessful but will incur a $50 admin fee.  If the applicant defers their interview to the following year a deferral fee of $220 inc GST will be incurred. 


Application Process & Timeline


November 2018 Application Round

Nov 2018

Application form submitted from 1 November by 30 November 

Dec 2018

AILA reviews application and approves, including approval of proposed 


Dec 2018

Applicant to commencce 12 months mentorship program.

Download Mentorship Guide.

Nov 2019

Mentor’s assessment report submitted to AILA following 12 month 

mentorship (By 15 Nov)

Dec 2019/Jan 2020

Attendance at an AILA information workshop with State Chapter to 

prepare for interview

2019/ Jan 2020

Oral assessment/interview with State Chapter. Interview results sent to 

National office by Chapter. Certification - AILA issue interview results

and if successful, Registration certificate. 

Part-payment of the first year’s annual registration fees


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Once you choose the APPLY NOW option, you will be prompted to complete a sign in form. If you do not have an AILA profile, please create a new profile by providing a username and password. For any assistance, pleasecontact AILA.


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