BALI's principal objectives are:
- To encourage the highest standards of quality, workmanship and service.
- To support the training of landscape personnel and the recognition of qualifications and competencies.
- To foster a greater awareness of the landscape industry's role in the creation of an improved environment.
- To maintain and improve the standing of the landscape industry by providing its members with a strong collective choice and to publicise the best contributions to that process through the BALI National Landscape Awards presented each year.