Altering the rules

Consumer Protection recommends that associations regularly review their rules to ensure they are relevant and compliant. This chapter describes the process for making alterations to the rules so that they are legally effective.

Key Points

  • An association can only change its name, objects or the rules at a general meeting by passing a special resolution.
  • Notice of each special resolution to be considered at the meeting must be provided to all members in writing in accordance with the existing rules and include a copy of the wording of the new rules. 
  • The special resolution(s) must be passed by a majority of 75% of members voting at the meeting and then lodged with Consumer Protection within one month after being passed.