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In Western Australia there are nearly 20,000 not-for-profit groups registered as incorporated associations. An incorporated association or club is able to pursue its objects and purposes by applying for grants, opening bank accounts and holding property in its own name, while limiting the exposure of its members to personal legal liability.
To be successful an association must understand and comply with its various legal responsibilities. INC: A guide for incorporated associations in Western Australia is a good governance guide to assist associations and clubs in managing their organisation effectively. The guide:
There are many government departments and non-government organisations that provide assistance to incorporated associations. The guide draws together these resources and includes direct links to relevant information about matters such as taxation, employing staff, risk management and safety.
You may download a complete copy of the INC Guide, however please be mindful that this copy could become out of date.