In May 2021, the Federal Government passed legislation on Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) for many categories of occupational licenses and registrations in Australia. Registration of Architects was included. Implementation of Automatic Mutual Recognition requires each state and territory to pass enabling legislation. Once passed, architects will be entitled to practice in other jurisdictions where AMR has been implemented. Registration in your 'home' jurisdiction (i.e. place of residence, or principal place of work), must be maintained by all architects.

AMR only applies to practising architects — architectural businesses (partnerships, companies) are not included. It is also not available for non-practising architects.

This website will keep you updated on the start up dates for AMR across Australia, and the procedures put in place in each jurisdiction. Registration Boards may require a Notification to be submitted before commencing work in another jurisdiction, so you are strongly advised to check with the registration board where you intend to work before commencing to practice. Another reason to check with the registration board is that start dates may change from the list below:

  • ACT - commenced
  • NSW - 1 December 2022
  • Victoria - commenced
  • WA - 1 July 2022
  • NT - 1 July 2022
  • Tasmania - start date to be announced
  • South Australia - 1 July 2022
  • Queensland - not participating

AMR commence in this state on 1 July 2022. A Notification of Intention is required from architects registered in other participating jurisdictions. Please ensure you are familiar with the requirements before lodging a Notification. These are outlined in Guidance Note 6 which can be downloaded below.

The Notification Form (Form 02A) — AMR Notification of Intention to practice as an architect in South Australia can be accessed here.

If you are registered in South Australia and intend to practice in another State or Territory, contact the Registration Board in the jurisdiction you intend to practice in, to discuss their AMR procedures. Websites and contact details for other registration boards can be accessed from the links below.

Frangipani House, Architects Ink. Photography by Sam Noonan.