Becoming an Incorporated Association
Should your group or association become incorporated? Registering as an incorporated association is a popular and suitable option for many community and charitable groups because this structure is specifically designed for not-for-profit organisations and is simple and cost effective. The decision to incorporate is not one to be taken lightly. It means the organisation enters into a regulated system with formal accountability requirements.
This chapter sets out the steps that a group needs to take to become incorporated and lists the requirements for registration. For information regarding the benefits and consequences of becoming incorporated refer to Chapter 2– Incorporated Associations