Green Point Design Est. 1998      
Ballarat-based Sustainable Architect working Victoria-wide.
Certified Passive House Designer.


Percentage-Based Architectural Fees
Architectural fees can be based on a percentage of the cost of the building. The reason for relating the architectural fee to building costs is that the factors affecting the cost to build also affect the time required to design.

A large and complex project will naturally take longer to design and cost more to build than a small and simple one.

One advantage of the percentage fee type is its flexibility. If the scope of the project increases or decreases, the overall fee can change accordingly without having to renegotiate.​​
New Buildings - percentage fee (Incl GST)
SERVICE PACKAGES
(See "Service Packages" page for descriptions)
Value of Building Work
*A
*B
**C
%
$
%
$
%
$
$100,000
$200,000
$300,000
$400,000
$500,000
$600,000
$700,000
$800,000
$900,000
$1,000,000
$1,200,000
$1,400,000
$1,600,000
​$1,800,000
$2,000,000
$3,000,000
$4,000,000
$5,000,000​
3.8%
3.7%
3.6%
3.5%
3.4%
3.2%
3.1%
3.0%
2.9%
2.9%
2.9%
2.8%
2.7%
2.6%
​2.6%
2.5%
2.5%
​2.5%
$3,800
$7,400
$10,800
$14,000
$17,000
$19,200
$21,700
$24,000
$26,100
$29,000
$34,800
$39,200
$43,200
$46,800
​$52,000
$75,000
$100,000
​$125,000
7.7%
7.4%
7.2%
7.0%
6.7%
6.5%
6.2%
6.1%
5.9%
5.8%
5.7%
5.5%
5.4%
5.2%
​5.1%
5.0%
5.0%
​5.0%
$7,700
$14,800
$21,600
$28,000
$33,500
$39,000
$43,400
$48,800
$53,100
$58,000
$68,400
$77,000
$86,400
$93,600
​$102,000
$150,000
$200,000
​$250,000


12.8%
12.4%
12.0%
11.6%
11.2%
10.8%
10.4%
10.1%
9.8%
9.7%
9.5%
9.2%
9.0%
8.7%
​8.5%
8.3%
8.3%
​8.3% 
$12,800
$24,800
$36,000
$46,400
$56,000
$64,800
$72,800
$80,800
$88,200
$97,000
$114,800
$128,800
$144,000
$156,600
$170,000​
$249,000
$332,000
​$415,000

Notes:
*Packages A & B: Value of building work verified by quantity surveyor.
**Package C: Value of building work as per building contract price.
​- All costs shown include GST.
- % = Percentage of building cost used to calculate the architectural fees.
- $ = Fee for core architectural services. Other costs can include consultant fees (like town planning, quantity surveyor, structural engineer) and travel costs where applicable. Refer to travel costs  HERE.
Renovations - percentage fee (Incl GST)
SERVICE PACKAGES
(See "Service Packages" page for descriptions)
Value of Building Work
*A
*B
**C
%
$
%
$
$​
%
$100,000
$200,000
$300,000
$400,000
$500,000
$600,000
$700,000
​$800,000
4.0%
3.9%
3.7%
3.6%
3.4%
3.3%
3.2%
$4,000
$7,800
$11,100
$14,400
$17,000
$19,800
​$22,400
8.0%
7.7%
7.4%
7.1%
6.8%
6.5%
​6.3%
$8,000
$15,400
$22,200
$28,400​
$34,000
$39,000
$44,100
13.4%
12.9%
12.4%
11.9%
11.4%
10.9%
​10.5%
$13,400
$25,800
$37,200
$47,600
$57,000
$65,400
​$73,500
Same fee scale as per new buildings
Notes:
*Packages A & B: Value of building work verified by quantity surveyor.
**Package C: Value of building work as per building contract price.
​- All costs shown include GST.
- % = Percentage of building cost used to calculate the architectural fees.
- $ = Fee for core architectural services. Other costs can include consultant fees (like town planning, quantity surveyor, structural engineer) and travel costs where applicable. Refer to travel costs  HERE.
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