Australian Registration Recognition for UK

Australian Registration Recognition for UK

The Australian Registration Recognition for UK is applicable to eligible applicants with current architect registration (both practising or non-practising categories).


Australian architects seeking to be registered (licensed) in the UK must have the following:

  • An accredited qualification* completed in Australia, New Zealand or the UK (Part 1 and 2), and
  • Current architect registration in Australia through the Architectural Practice Examination or Experienced Practitioner Assessment, and
  • Registration in Australia not gained through foreign reciprocity.

*Please note accredited qualifications from Hong Kong and Singapore, NPrA, EPA (other than UK qualifications), NSW PPA and OQA (other than UK qualifications) are not included in the Mutual Recognition Agreement. 

Application Process

  1. Authentication of Australian Accredited Qualification: Applicants are required to validate their Australian accredited qualification using My eQuals platform prior to applying to AACA. Refer to the guide below for further information.

  2. AACA Application: Please refer to the following key document:

Applications are generally finalised within 3 weeks. Timeframes are dependent upon the submission of all required documentation.


With a successful outcome, applicants will receive an AACA Certificate of Eligibility.

Applicants need to subsequently pass United Kingdom Architects Registration Board’s  UK Adaptation Assessment before applying to be admitted to the UK Register.

Application Fees – Australia only

UK Registration Recognition $510

A card transaction surcharge applies to all payments (1.49% for Australian cards and 2.9% for international cards). Application fees for ARB UK are not included in the figures above.

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