Registered Landscape Architect (Senior) Application

Consolidate your career as an AILA Registered Landscape Architect. Registration is available to qualified landscape architects and landscape design professionals with at least eight years’ full time experience or part time equivalent.


Download the RLA Senior Entry Guide


Applications open year round

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 (Senior) membership are invited from qualified landscape architects and landscape design professionals with at least eight years’ full time experience or part time equivalent. Three are three categories of senior applications, all of which are applied for using the same form.

  1. Standard Senior Entry (with an Accredited Degree)
    Applicants hold an AILA accredited landscape architecture degree (or international equivalent), have not previously been an AILA Registered Member and have at least eight years’ experience. 

  2. Equivalence (with equivalent Qualifications/Experience)
    Professionals with recognised practice in landscape architecture with at least eight years’ experience, but do not possess a qualification from an AILA accredited tertiary course. The applicant, in most cases, would be required to have an equivalent level of university qualification. Read more.

  3. Registered Landscape Architects of an IFLA Member Country or other
    AILA is currently developing a range of mutual recognition agreements with other countries and we will list these here as they are ratified. In the meantime please message [email protected].

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.


Initial application fee: $243 inc GST.  Due on application submission.

Once you have successfully completed your interview, your membership fee will be calculated on a pro-rata basis til the end of the financial year. (30th June)

Annual Membership fee: $684 inc GST

Deferral fee: please click here to refer to our Membership Policy. 

Download the RLA Senior Entry Guide

Applications for registration are open year round.

Next steps:

1. Choose 'APPLY NOW'
2. Complete and submit your application form
3. Senior applications reviewed by Membership Committee
4. On approval of your application, interviews are scheduled in March/April or September/October. 
View relevant documents to help prepare for your interview

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