The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is home to Australia’s urban development industry. We educate, inspire, support, connect and advocate for property developers, consultants and a range of other professionals involved in creating homes for our current and future communities.

Established in 1975, UDIA's Victorian division has a strong and engaged membership, consisting of over 50,000 individual professionals from 350+ company members.
All our members benefit from a purposeful policy agenda, effective advocacy activities and highly relevant business services including events, information, news, professional development and networking opportunities.


Who we are

- An influential advocate for members of the residential property industry
- A monitor of government and public authority activities which affect urban development and the viability of the industry
- A provider of industry briefings, information and networking opportunities for those associated with property development
- A forum for discussion of industry problems and objectives
- A voice for homebuyers


What we do

INFLUENCE: Engage and influence government, enabling better policy decisions
ADVOCATE: Publicly and privately support the urban development industry
EDUCATE: Provide members with business-building insights
CONNECT: Create a connected and fruitful industry


Core objectives

- Achieve a viable and productive role for property development companies
- Present a common point of view on matters of mutual and joint interest to government and public authorities
- Examine, comment, recommend and act on all phases of the development industry in the interests of the total community
- Secure a general acceptance of standards and principles conforming to requirements of good town planning, economic soundness, high ethics and public interest
-Highlight the importance of the property development industry to the nation’s economy


Champions for diversity

The Urban Development Institute actively promotes diversity in age, gender and background within the property industry.
Learn more about UDIA's:
Women in Property Committee
Outlook Young Professionals Committee
UDIA & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award
UDIA & ID_Land Young Professional Award


UDIA code of conduct

By becoming a member of the UDIA, members agree to rigorous professional standards by observing the highest levels by professional conduct.
A UDIA member should:
- Demonstrate ethical principles and observe the highest standards of integrity and honesty in all professional and personal dealings
- Uphold and promote the reputation of UDIA and not misuse authority of office for personal gain
- Respect the confidentiality of information given to the member in the course of UDIA's work
- Engage in continued learning to maintain and improve professional skills and competence within the industry and promote innovation and excellence in practice
- Strive to achieve environmentally, economically and socially sustainable development
- Show respect for the rights of consumers and maintain the public's confidence and trust in the development industry