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Why Become A Member?

2012-09-21 20.16.04

Join AILDM, and grow your landscaping business

If you provide professional landscape services, the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) is the best investment you can make in your business.

We support practitioners in landscape design and environmental management, and have an extensive network of members around Australia.

As an AILDM member you can:

  • build a strong network of fellow professionals
  • stay ahead, with continual education in the latest landscaping techniques and best business practice
  • access a range of exclusive products from our sponsors, including the latest lighting, materials and finishes
  • protect your business with tailored, affordable professional indemnity and public liability insurance 
  • promote your business through our online directory, magazine, events and awards
  • meet with other landscape designers, suppliers, contractors and potential customers at seminars and local get-togethers


AILDM opens the door to new business

Many councils see membership of AILDM as a quality credential, making you eligible to submit landscape plans with Development Applications. It also reassures private home owners and commercial property owners that you will provide a quality service.

AILDM promotes the importance of our profession

We actively promote the benefits of using professional landscape designers through our involvement in magazine editorials, garden judging and garden show activities. The AILDM National Landscape Design competition showcases our members' work and is an excellent opportunity for media recognition.


Choose from our eight grades of membership:

  • Fellow, nominated by AILDM
  • Member, qualified
  • Recent Graduate, qualified
  • Education Member
  • Student Member, studying in a recognised course
  • Business Member
  • Retired Member
  • Friend of AILDM (Affiliate), allied industry associate


Am I eligible to join AILDM?

If you have a professional qualification in landscape design and management, or you are studying this qualification, you can apply to join AILDM. Our members have a Diploma of Horticulture (inclusive of design units) or a Diploma of Landscape Design (two year full-time/four year part-time) or equivalent.

When you join, you must agree to a Code of the Ethics. This ensures the integrity, conduct and service we all provide is of the highest standard.