Increasing awareness of our Institute and the profile of our professionals through considered advocacy will enable members to unlock greater value in their profession.

The API sets and maintains professional, entry and ethical standards by which its Members are bound. Industry and government stakeholders seek the API's impartial and expert advice on matters which impact the property sector. 


  • to advocate on property matters and leverage the voice of the API
  • to build brand awareness through independent, objective and authoritative advocacy that promotes the relevance of our members and the credibility of our Institute

If you have an issue on which you believe the API should comment or advocate on behalf of members, please email


Recent Submissions, Feedback and Comments (date order)

APS 220 Credit Risk Management27 June 2019
Submission regarding Inquiry into Commercial Rates (Australian Capital Territory)4 February 2019
Comment on submission by Sunshine Coast Council regarding Market Value Option for the purpose of rating strata/community titled property (Queensland)20 December 2018
Executive Summary of the API Submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry6 November 2018
Submission regarding Review of the Lease Variation Charge (Australian Capital Territory)17 October 2018
Submission regarding Review of the QLD Property Law Act 1974 (Queensland)31 August 2018
Feedback provided to Draft Community Land Management Regulation 2018 (New South Wales)30 July 2018
Feedback provided to consultation paper on Strata Titles Act (Tasmania)28 July 2018
Submission regarding Proposed Amendments to Land Acquisition Act 1993 (Tasmania)17 June 2018
Proposed Amendments to the Land Acquisition Act 1993 (Tasmania)15 June 2018
Commentary to Landgate regarding Community Titles Bill 2018 (Western Australia)16 April 2018
Submission to Infrastructure WA (Western Australia)20 March 2018
Guidelines for Expert Evidence in the Land Court of Queensland7 February 2018
What is a Valuation?November 2017
What is the Future of Property Valuations?  
Formal Advice on Intellectual Property in Valuation Reports (Member Alert)28 April 2017
Draft State Environmental Planning (Coastal Management) 2016 and Draft S.177(2) Local Planning Direction - Coastal Management (NSW)1 December 2016
Review of the Convenancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2010 and the Convenyaning Process in NSW7 October 2016
Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2017 (WA)February 2017
Statutory Review of the Residential Parks (Long Stay Tenants) Act 2006 (WA)17 September 2014
Strata Titles Act Reform (WA)February 2015
Draft State Planning Policy 3.7 - Planning for Bushfire Risk Management (WA)25 July 2014
Retail and Commercial Leases Act (SA)22 August 2016

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