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Renew your membership

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for architecture in Australia. It gives voice to the profession through advocacy and engagement with the built environment, and supports architects in their professional practice. 2018 Membership is now open for renewals!

For a full price list, download the 2018 Membership Rates

Acumen is now an included benefit for all Member Level 1, Affiliate Level 1, Graduate and Student members.
Renew your membership before 31st December 2017 to receive one complimentary Continuum online CPD course of your choice.
View course catalog here.
Renew or join as an Institute member for 2018 and receive 20% off the member price for PALS! This offer ends 20 December 2017.

Member benefits

Being a member of the Australian Institute of Architects gives you access to a network of over 10,000 of your peers and allows you take advantage of an ever-growing range of programs, products and services.

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Membership of the Australian Institute of Architects can give you:

  • access to a local professional network, including forums and committees, events and professional development programs
  • significant discounts on CPD and events
  • Architecture Australia magazine
  • eligibility (Member Level 1 and A+) to enter the Australian Architecture Awards, with the opportunity to feature in the online Awards gallery
  • eligibility to win competitions and prizes
  • a free listing (Member Level 1 and A+) for your practice on the Find an Architect online directory. A+ members receive priority listing
  • freedom to post the Institute member badge on your print and online materials
  • discounts on a range of products and services offered by our corporate partners 
  • access to Acumen practice advisory notes and the Environment Design Guide (EDG) for SONA, Graduate and A+ Members; all other members are offered substantial subscription discounts

Additional benefits of A+ membership

A+ membership incorporates many additional benefits, including online access to Australian Standards, Acumen, EDG and the Institute of Architects HR Service.

For more information on A+ membership, visit the A+ advantage page.

Benefits by membership type

■ included in membership
□ additional charges apply

Student Graduate Academic Member
(Lvl 1)
(Lvl 2)
(Lvl 1)
(Lvl 2)
Membership card
Certificate of Membership  
National and Chapter printed publications
Voting rights      
Local and National E-News bulletin
President's dedicated e-alerts
State awards program            
National awards program incorporating an International award            
Local design awards programs            
Australian Institute of Architects conventions & conferences
Environment Design Guide
Acumen knowledge base


Contracts & Agreements    
Senior counsellor service
Legal advisory service

Student project gallery            
Mentor scheme (consult your chapter)  ■          
Find an Architect service            
CPD National Seminar Series & Continuum online programs
Travelling scholarships    
Committee membership
International Speaker Series
Results of national campaigns & surveys
Reference to Australian Institute of Architects on project boards            
Validation and recognition of courses  
Networking opportunities
Representation to government
Media representation
International accords  
National policy setting and voice
Suffix (post-nominal letters)    ■ 
Affiliate RAIA
Affiliate RAIA
Member's badge

Member rewards program

The following organisations have partnered with the Australian Institute of Architects to provide Institute members with discounts on their products and services.

To access these benefits Log in to the Member Portal




Boffins Books
88 William Street Perth WA
Institute members receive 10% off all book purchases made online and in-store.
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Folio Books
133 Mary Street Brisbane QLD
All Institute members receive 10% off all book purchases made online and in-store.
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Level 3, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC
All Institute members receive 10% off book purchases made online and in-store.
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Published Art
52 Reservoir Street Surry Hills NSW
All Institute members receive 10% off book purchases made online and in-store.
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Architecture Media
All members receive a subscription to Architecture Australia. Supplement this with a subscription to HousesArtichoke or Landscape Architecture Australia and receive a bonus issue with each subscription.

Australian Copyright Council
Institute members receive 15% off the Architecture Building Design & Copyright ePublication.

Archinary - SONA members only
Online architectural supplies store, Archinary offers SONA members an exclusive 10% discount off an extensive range of merchandise.

Central_Innovation Central Innovation - SONA members only
Central Innovation’s ARCHICAD Next program assists SONA members to develop their knowledge and expertise of ARCHICAD and enhance their career prospects within the architectural industry.

Students receive FREE* access to ARCHICAD software, extensive training resources and more. For more information contact education@centralinnovation.com



Avis Car Rental

Get 7.5%* off Australia wide car rentals from Avis Car Rentals.

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*Conditions apply.

Budget Car Rental

Get 7.5%* off Australia wide car rentals from Budget.

Login to the member portal now to automatically access the discount, compare quotes and make bookings.  For a limited time, in conjunction with the 2018 National Conference, members can access an extra $20 discount* off the daily rate on rentals between 15 May - 30 June 2018.

*Conditions apply.

Just Travel

Institute members receive discounts on Virgin and Qantas domestic fares, Qantas Club membership, Virgin Lounge membership and 25% off travel insurance when booking through Just Travel.

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Institute members can access special rates on Dulux paints for personal use at Dulux Trade or Inspiration Stores using the Dulux Gold Privilege Card.

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Institute Members can access better than bank exchange rates and zero fee transactions on international funds transfers.

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Planned Cover

Planned Cover is a fully owned subsidiary of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Planned Cover delivers to the Institute, it’s members and their practices market leading insurance programs and risk management services tailored to the needs of the architectural profession.

Visit the Planned Cover website www.plannedcover.com.au for more information.

Direct access to the complete range of Smeg appliances for your primary residence at a special rate.
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Steadfast Life Insurance

Planned Life Cover, the Life Insurance broking arm of Planned Cover, have recently launched Steadfast Life Express – an affordable, online, Life and TPD Insurance solution without the need for medicals or blood tests. As a part of the launch, we are very pleased to offer you, your family and friends the opportunity to apply for Steadfast Life Express and receive a 10% discount on premiums.

With Steadfast Life Express, you can purchase up to $1million in Death and TPD Insurance with flexible ownership options including self-managed super funds, companies or individual.

The Local Drop

Premium wine club, Local Drop provides a 24/7 wine concierge to look after wine needs and can curate your wine to taste. Institute members who join up will receive free delivery for the life of the subscription, a free hand blown Plumm decanter with first delivery & $25 off additional wine orders between subscription deliveries. 





The Institute is an AudiCorporate program member, providing you with a range of benefits when purchasing a new Audi.

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The Institute is a BMW Corporate program member, providing you with a range of benefits when purchasing a new BMW.

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MINI are offering Institute members free scheduled servicing for 5 years/80,000km’s, reduced dealer delivery fees and more…

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Institute members' badge

The members' badge is now available for all members. You can download your respective members' badge from the Member Portal.    

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