The Australian Property Institute

The Australian Property Institute (API) is the leading membership organisation for property professionals in Australia. The API is the successor to the Commonwealth Institute of Valuers formed in 1926. The Institute represents the interests of more than 8,000 property professionals throughout Australia.

As a long-standing member organisation, the API collectively holds through its membership and corporate knowledge; an extensive body of knowledge from which it can draw to continue to serve its members and identify future opportunities for the property profession.

We recognise our role and responsibilities in assisting Members to provide high quality professional services, relevant to the current and changing needs of clients and the community. API also acknowledge that the privileges accorded to professional persons by the community are accompanied by responsibilities to client and community.


Upholding Professional Standards

The API is independent, objective and authoritative. The API acts as an advocate – on behalf of the profession as well as educators and proponents of professional standards and compliance.

We oversee and administer the APIV Professional Standards Scheme. Our Members are guided by API Member Rules and Codes that provide transparency and public accountability. Valuer Members are also required to comply with the International Valuation Standards.

We provide educational support to aid Members. In addition, API publishes guidance on various aspects of valuation, which are made available to Members to support their professional practice.

We are committed to upholding the qualities of integrity, experience, professionalism and specialist expertise.

Our professional standards are informed by a specialist group of industry experts who form the API Standards Steering Committee, visit our committees page to find out more.


Policies & Standards

API Members adhere to the following policies and standards in their everyday practice.

Code of Professional Conduct

Rules of Being a Valuer