About the Institute

The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors is recognised nationally and internationally as the peak professional body representing Building Surveying practitioners in Australia.

AIBS is a national organisation with over 2000 members operating across all legislative jurisdictions, and we play a key role in the building industry in Australia. As AIBS is a not-for-profit entity, all funds raised and held by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors are re-invested in the services for and on behalf of its members.

AIBS was founded in Victoria in 1962 and has subsequently grown to incorporate representatives from each state and territory within Australia. In 2014, AIBS moved from a primarily Chapter-based administration system in to a centralised National Administrative support structure operating from a single National Office.

AIBS has been granted the charter to be recognised as the Australian Chapter of the International Codes Council (ICC), a global council working towards ensuring the built environment is compliant with regulations and is safe for the public.

AIBS is primarily committed to the professional development of its members through the development of clear educational pathways to ensure constant supply of well-educated building surveyors. 

The National Office and paid staff support the efforts of volunteer participants such as the Chapter Committee. The staff supports the activities of Chapters and National Committees and carries out the policies set by the Board. They report to the Chief Officer based in the National office in Sydney.

AIBS as an Occupational Association demonstrates the enormous volume of work undertaken by AIBS as we strive to achieve a more professional, viable and rewarding future for building surveying nationally. It is a document we are very proud of and we hope that it will provide a greater understanding of the scope of the work undertaken by AIBS in all jurisdictions across Australia on behalf of building surveyors at all levels from local through to national. To view AIBS as an Occupational Association, please click here.