Our Vision and Mission

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) leads a dynamic and respected profession: creating great places to support healthy communities and a sustainable planet.

Our values are imbued in everything we do.


2021 Victoria Landscape Architecture Award for Cultural Heritage | Wunggurrwil Dhurrung | REALMstudios with Paul Thompson, E2Design Lab, Vicki Couzens, Gresley Abas, Greg Burgess and Philip Chun | Wadawurrung | Photo: Rory Gardiner

About AILA

We are the peak body for Landscape Architecture in Australia. We champion quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities, and greater environmental stewardship.

We provide our members with training, recognition, and a community of practice to share knowledge, ideas, and action of the dynamic and respected profession.



Our members are the heart and soul of AILA. Members share a vision and a collective voice to advance the profession globally.

Membership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects connects you with the largest national community of landscape architects, and empowers you to lead and shape your profession in the development of sustainable places.


2019 National Award of Excellence | 2019 SA Land scape Architecture Award for Gardens | Jones Residence | Practice: TCL | Karuna | Photo: Jones


2019 National Award of Excellence for Urban Design | James Cook University, Verandah Walk | Practice: Wilson Architects | Gugu-Badhun


We strive to educate and support landscape architects in their professional practice.

Our educational programs and resources keep landscape architects and landscape professionals up-to-date with the most valuable knowledge and skills.

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AILA ensures that the role of Landscape Architecture is understood and respected by all levels of government.

Our advocacy work will support Landscape Architects by providing a policy environment that supports the work of the profession and elevates the status of great places, healthy communities and a sustainable planet.


2016 National Award of Excellence for Civic | 2015 QLD Award of Excellence for Civic | Lady Cilento Children's Hospital | Landscape Architect: Conrad Gargett | Turrbal | Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones


2019 Tas Award Of Excellence for Small Projects | The Lily Pads | Practice: Inspiring Place | South East Nation | Photo: Matt Osbourne


Our Awards, media, and profile programs provide a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia.

We support opportunities for public and peer recognition of outstanding landscape architecture work, demonstrating the positive impact the profession has on Australian lives through planning and design of the built and natural environments.


Strategic Values

AILA’s strategic values are imbued in everything we do and are the lens through which we operate.

Climate Positive Design • Connection to Country • Gender Equity

We are committed to supporting our members in achieving climate positive design. We create an inclusive and diverse profession by expanding the cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We take a leadership role to ensure the landscape architecture profession is inclusive, diverse, and equitable.


2018 National Award Of Excellence for International | Temaiku Land and Urban Planning | Practice: Jacobs | Kiribati | Photo: Temaiku Ai3D

National Corporate Partners

AILA's Corporate Partner community delivers incredible valuable for AILA members, the profession and Australia's leading product suppliers.

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