Which groups are eligible for incorporation?
To become incorporated Section 4 of the Act requires the following to be met:
- the group must have at least six members who have voting rights under the rules;
- be not-for-profit; and
- formed for one or more of the following reasons:
- religious, educational, charitable or benevolent purposes;
- promoting or encouraging literature, science or the arts;
- providing medical treatment or attention or promoting the interests of people who suffer from a particular physical, mental or intellectual disability or condition;
- sport, recreation or amusement purposes;
- establishing, carrying on or improving a community, social or cultural centre or promoting the interests of a local community;
- conserving resources or preserving any part of the environmental, historical or cultural heritage of the State;
- promoting the interests of students or staff of educational institutions;
- political purposes;
- promoting the common interests of persons engaged in or interested in a particular business, trade or industry; or
- any other purpose as approved by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection.