Here for members

From sole traders to large internationally recognised practices, across local and state government, our members create significant and profound impact in communities across Australia. 

As the peak body for Landscape Architecture in Australia since 1966, AILA represents members’ interests at the very highest levels. In this, we are governed by an elected board of directors who receive strategic support from our state chapters.


Our aim is to:

  • Encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas within our profession
  • Represent the professional views of our members
  • Influence government policy to increase our positive impact
  • Build a wider understanding of our work’s value
  • Set and maintain high professional standards for our members
  • Provide educational opportunities
  • Deliver accountability and good corporate governance of the Institute.

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

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is a company limited by guarantee formed for the benefit of the public by the promotion of the stated objects of the company. Read the constitutional objects of the company in our Governance

 

Here to make the world a better place


Self-sustaining landscapes are essential to our planet. As landscape architects, we act to protect and sustain these landscapes, taking a thoughtful approach to their change. We resolve to restore damaged landscapes to health. We recognise each landscape is best cared for by the community as a whole. We work to reveal the value of each landscape to all people so that they can work in its best interests. We work together with the community and other professionals to reach the best outcomes for each place.

Learn more about our advocacy work

AILA focuses on the design, delivery, and management of:


1. Quality Public Places

Examples include:
Southbank Parklands, QLD; Sydney Park and Darling Quarter, NSW; Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria – Cranbourne Gardens, VIC; Pelzer Park/ Pityarilla (Park 19) Activity Hub, SA; Elizabeth Quay and Scarborough Foreshore, WA; and many more Australia-wide.

2. Stronger Communities

Through public open space networks, parks, sporting complexes.

3. Environmental Stewardship

Through ecological restoration (flood, fire, weeds and contaminated waterways).

As landscape architects, we resolve to protect and sustain our landscapes. We affirm that self-sustaining landscapes are essential to our planet by placing a high value on the protection of living landscapes and taking a thoughtful approach to their change. We resolve to restore damaged landscapes to health. We recognise each landscape is best cared for by the community as a whole. We work to reveal the value of each landscape to all parties so that they can work in its best interests. We work collaboratively with the community and with other professionals to ensure the best outcome for each place.