The Australian Urban Design Awards are co-convened by the Planning Institute of Australia, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the Australian Institute of Architects.

Planning Institute of Australia is the national body representing planning and the planning profession. Through education, communication and professional development, PIA is the pivotal organisation serving and guiding thousands of planning professionals in their role of creating better communities.

PIA currently represents approximately 5300 members nationally and internationally, and connects with more than 10,500 planners annually. It is governed by a National Board of Directors and managed by a professional administration. It is a member-based organisation with its management complemented by volunteers, who support and contribute to our activities on various levels.

To champion the role of planning in shaping Australia’s future. PIA does this through strong leadership, advocacy and contemporary planning education.

To be Australia’s trusted voice on Planning.

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) champions quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities and greater environmental stewardship.

It provides its members – in urban and rural Australia, and overseas – with training, recognition and a community of practice to share knowledge, ideas and action.

With its members, the institute  anticipates and develop a leading position on issues of concern in landscape architecture. Alongside government and allied professions, they work to improve the design, planning and management of the natural and built environment.

AILA represents over 3,500 (and growing) members throughout Australia and overseas. As a not-for-profit professional association, its role is to serve the mutual interests of our members and the wider profession.

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia, representing 11,500 members. The Institute works to improve our built environment by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design.

To make the world a better place through architecture

A strong architectural profession that inspires clients and promotes community and the public interest through exceptional design and an ethical approach to the built environment

To develop and promote a strong architectural profession and be the public voice for architecture.