Becoming an incorporated association

Incorporating an association is suitable for many community and charitable groups because this structure is specifically designed for not-for-profit organisations. This chapter sets the requirements for incorporating an association.  For information about the benefits and consequences of becoming incorporated refer to Introduction to Incorporated Associations.

Key Points

  • Only certain groups are eligible for incorporation.
  • The association must develop a set of rules that comply with the requirements of the Act and make provision for all the matters included in Schedule 1.
  • The application must clearly state the name and purpose of the association and include a copy of the rules of the association.
  • The Certificate of Incorporation is proof of incorporation and must be kept in a safe place.