Australian Council of Professions

Identity area

Type of entity

Professional association

Authorized form of name

Australian Council of Professions

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Australian Council of Professions Limited
  • Professions Australia

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1970 -


The Australian Council of Professions was formed on 23 October 1970 at a meeting convened by the New South Wales Council of Professions with representatives of similar councils formed in Victoria, Queensland and South Australia (plus representation by individuals from Western Australia). A constitution for the Council was approved on 12 November 1971. On 16 November 1994 the Council was incorporated as a public company limited by guarantee. At the time of incorporation the then existing Councils of Professions in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT became Branches of the Council with the NSW Council of Professions opting to retain its autonomy. In 2002 the Council registered the business name Professions Australia in every State and Territory to become officially the Australian Council of Professions Limited trading as Professions Australia. For most purposes the organisation now goes by the name of Professions Australia.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for accountants, architects, audiologists, dentists, doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists and surveyors.

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 6 August 2012




Professions Australia website, (accessed on 6 August 2012)

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