Become a member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

AILA Membership provides Landscape Architects with the knowledge that their needs are being represented at the highest levels. AILA champions and promotes the work of landscape architects to all levels of government, other built environment professionals and the broader community to ensure the role of profession is understood and the unique skill set of landscape architects is respected and valued.

Memberships are partners in the AILA vision of leading a dynamic and respected profession; creating great places to support healthy communities and a sustainable planet.

Through collective action, joining AILA provides you with support to achieve that which you could not do alone, allows you to connect with a network of over 3,000 skilled professionals, advances your career and reputation through registration and continual education and allows to participate in AILA volunteer committees, executive and board to shape the future direction of AILA and the profession in Australia. Read below to see which category best suits you and join today!

Member benefits guide

AILA is the only organisation in Australia that brings you together in a national community of landscape architects to lead and shape your profession and the development of sustainable places


Membership categories

Registered Landscape Architect

Pivotal for landscape architects in leading and shaping the LA profession. There are many benefits to RLA membership, including: continuing professional development, AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program, AILA appellation, and more. AILA designation shows your clients, employers, and peers that you are committed to the highest level of professionalism.


Suitable for Landscape architects, academics and government landscape architects who are practicing landscape architecture and are actively practicing in the profession with five or more years’ experience. Enhance your career with CPD, resources, connections, advocacy and so much more.


Recent graduate members of AILA have access to a range of benefits, including AILA FRESH. AILA FRESH supports and develops recent graduates in the transition from university to finding their professional feet. It enables university students to get a running start in the profession before they graduate.


Student members of AILA have access to a range of benefits, including AILA FRESH. AILA FRESH supports and develops high school and University students in the growth to finding their professional feet. It empowers you with a running start in the profession.


Suitable for allied professional disciplines of landscape architecture such as architecture, engineering, environmental science, horticulture or landscape designers. Gain access to AILA’s community through networking and events, industry insight, engagement, and automatic membership to International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Registered Landscape Architect (Retired)

Continue your contribution to the profession – for no cost. Retired membership is welcomed from landscape architects who have been previously registered for at last five years. Conditions apply. See our application form via 'apply now' for full terms and conditions. 


AILA’s highest awarded membership distinction

The membership category of Fellowship is an honour that AILA may bestow upon registered members of AILA, and, is made in recognition of distinguished service to AILA and/or the profession in Australia.


Member benefits

AILA is the only organisation that brings you together in a national community of landscape architects to lead and shape your profession and the development of sustainable places.

Our member benefits guide showcases the value of membership across areas of continuing education, awards programs, networking, industry news, and more.


Learn & Grow

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Resources

Members can access CPD programs and resource centre support as a Landscape Architect professional, to maintain, improve, and broaden competencies and expertise.


Play an integral role in the advocacy of Landscape Architecture

As an Registered Landscape Architect you are eligible to apply for positions in State and National Committees, State executive, and AILA Board appointments. Make an impact today.


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

Unsure which membership is right for you?

Speak to our membership experts today +61 (02) 6198 3268.

We can help you find the right membership and application pathway.


Renew your inactive membership

Welcome back! Expand your network, grow your business, improve your expertise. Membership will connect you with the largest national community of landscape architects, and empowers you to lead and shape your profession in the development of sustainable places.


Want to re-join?

Former AILA members are encouraged to re-join and be part of the vibrant profession. Membership provides:

  • National and State award entry
  • CPD, support and resources
  • automatic membership to IFLA
  • ‘AILA’ appellation, and more

Download the application form

Need to apply for leave?

Registered, MEMBER, or graduate members of AILA who wish to apply for Leave from their AILA Membership are eligible to apply. Leave may be granted from the full membership for home duties, maternity or paternity leave, study leave, periods of no paid employment or other similar circumstances. Download application form.

Contact us

General enquiries: [email protected]

Phone: +61 (02) 6198 3268

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