Access the ARBV Portal
The ARBV Portal allows you to manage your registration. Use the portal to:
- apply for individual registration
- apply for company or partnership approval
- renew your registration or approval
- make payments
- change your details
- download your registration card.
View instructions on how to access the ARBV Portal:
Renew, change or cancel your registration
To maintain your registration, you may be required to pay an annual renewal fee. Practising architects, companies and partnerships must pay an annual renewal fee. Non-practising architects do not need to pay an annual renewal fee.
Annual renewal fees are due before 1 July each year. Your registration is valid from the time it is granted by the ARBV to 30 June in the same financial year. The ARBV will send renewal notices to registrants when the renewal period begins each year.
If you don't pay your annual renewal fees, the ARBV may suspend your registration as an architect and/or your approval as a company or partnership.
View instructions on how to renew your registration:
If your circumstances change, you may need to change your class of registration from practising to non-practising, or vice versa.
Change of registration class – from non-practising to practising (fewer than 2 years)
Change of registration class – from non-practising to practising (greater than 2 years)
Change of registration class – from practising to non-practising
If you have been registered as a non-practising architect for more than 2 years, you may need to complete an assessment before you can change your registration to practising architect. You will also be required to pay an assessment fee.
Think carefully before deciding to change your registration to non-practising architect. Even if you only undertake a small number of projects each year or work for free, you must hold the correct registration.
If you are registered as a practising architect, you cannot cancel your registration, but you can change it to non-practising. Find information above on changing your class of registration.
Reviewed 21 June 2021