Registered Landscape Architect application

Advance your career as an AILA Registered Landscape Architect. Registration is available to university-qualified landscape architects with at least two years’ full time post graduate experience or part time equivalent at the time of application. Registration intakes occur in February and August each year. 


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Applications open from 1 - 29 February 2024

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 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 qualification and have been practising for at least two years of full time work post-graduation from an accredited degree. There are a number of options available to assist applicants’ eligibility:

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

Important information: Accredited academic qualifications in Landscape Architecture

Please note: If you have an overseas degree, the program must have been accredited by the relevant accreditation body and recognised by the relevant Professional Body of Landscape Architecture in the country of study, at the time of study.

Evidence: We require that you submit a letter of support from the Professional Body of Landscape Architecture (who must be a member of the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA) or the relevant registration/licensing body of that country, confirming that the program of study is accredited by them, along with your supporting documents, to be submitted at the end of the application.

AILA has a memorandum of understanding for RLA members in the United Kingdom who have full registration with LARB, the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture as well as members of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architecture. No letter of support is required for these overseas degrees.


Tax deductible fees associated with registration.

  • Application fee of $243 inc. GST and Mentorship Fee of $684 inc. GST at the point an application is submitted. Applications will not be assessed until the application and mentorship fees have been paid in full. 
  • Annual RLA membership fee: successful applicants will be treated as Registered Landscape Architects and charged a fee calculated on a pro-rata rate based on the acceptance date to establish their fees under that financial year.

For information on on deferral fees and fees for unsuccessful applicants, please refer to our Membership Policy found on our Governance and Policy page.

Application Process & Timeline

2024/2025 Application Intake

February Intake

August Intake


February 2024

August 2024

Application form submitted online and application/mentorship fee of $927 inc. GST paid.

March 2024

September 2024

AILA reviews application, including approval of proposed Mentor.

March 2024

September 2024

Applicant to commence 12 months mentorship program. Download Mentorship Guide.

February 2025

August 2025

Completed 'Mentorship Guide and Tables' submitted mid-month to AILA following 12-month mentorship.

March/April 2025

September/October 2025

AILA Information Workshop held to help you prepare for interview (Local State Chapter will send invite and provide details).

March/April 2025

September/October 2025

1. Oral assessment/interview with State Chapter. View relevant documents to help prepare for your interview.

2. Interview results sent to National office by Chapter.

3. Certification - AILA issues interview results and if successful, Registration certificate.

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


Applications open from 1 - 31 August 2023

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