3 The certificate of incorporation
The Commissioner will approve the application if satisfied that the:
- Association is eligible for incorporation
- Rules of the association conform with the Act
- Name of the association is appropriate in accordance with the Act; and
- Time during which any request for refusal of incorporation can be made has expired and any request for refusal to incorporate has been refused by the Commissioner.
If the application is approved, the Commissioner will incorporate the association by issuing a Certificate of Incorporation. The Certificate will show the name of the incorporated association, the date of incorporation and the registration number. Associations may request the certificate be laminated for a small additional fee.
The Certificate of Incorporation is a very important document and needs to be kept in a safe place.