About Us

Consult Australia is the leading not-for-profit association that represents the business interests of consulting firms operating in the built and natural environment. We do this at a commercial, community, industry, and government level through collaboration, education, support and advocacy.

Consult Australia member firms’ services include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture
  • Cost consulting (quantity surveyors)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Landscape architecture
  • Planning
  • Project management

We represent an industry comprising roughly 48,000 firms across Australia, ranging from sole practitioners through to some of Australia’s top 500 firms. Collectively, our industry is estimated to employ over 240,000 people, and generate combined revenue exceeding $40 billion a year.

Our members employ more than 35,000 staff across Australia. Because membership to Consult Australia is corporate, employees from within our member firms are entitled to access each of the services listed below.

  • Benchmarking
  • Business support
  • Professional development and networking
  • Business promotion
  • Publications and industry updates
  • Policy and advocacy
Click here to read more about Consult Australia's membership services.

If your firm is interested in becoming a Consult Australia member, please contact Kisanne Dulin, Director - Membership & Commercial Services, on (02) 8252 6718 or via email to membership@consultaustralia.com.au.

A history of Consult Australia

Consult Australia was formerly known as the Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA), and was formed and officially established in 1952.

A redraft of the Association’s rules took place in 1962 in order to provide for the changing national character of the Association and to accommodate state-based Chapters, and in 2001 ACEA membership base changed to become an association of business firms.

Also in 2001 Consult Australia launched FutureNet WA and subsequently Australia-wide aimed at supporting younger professionals within the industry. In 2005 the FutureNet Business Leaders Program was launched in NSW, and subsequently to Queensland and Victoria.

Also in 2005, the Association decided to provide its members with a referral service called the PI Pathway, which provides access to broking services and a range of associated support from a panel of insurance brokers carefully selected following a comprehensive tender process.

In 2010—as a reflection of the changing nature and make up of its member firms, the ACEA changed its name to Consult Australia. This rebrand was followed by a relaunch of the Association's website, and a redraft of the Constitution.

Other useful links

  • Meet the Management team

  • State Managers

  • Annual Reports / Meeting Minutes

  • Consult Australia Constitution & By-Laws

  • Consult Australia Code of Ethics

  • Consult Australia Strategic Plan

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