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Changes to the rules, names or objects of an incorporated association can only be made by passing a special resolution at a general meeting. The publications and videos on this page will assist the association to review, update and lodge the rules.
To get started download your change of rules workbook including step by step instructions to help associations review and update their rules.
You can also download a table identifying where each of the schedule 1 matters can be found in the model rules.
A special resolution will need to be passed at a general meeting to adopt the new rules. To pass a valid special resolution:
Three short videos have been developed to show you the three keys steps in changing your rules.
These videos are combined into a playlist. However, you can watch a specific video in the playlist by clicking on the 'list' icon on the top left of the video screen and selecting the video you wish to watch.
This video includes information about the Schedule 1 requirements and other updates to the rules that may be required to ensure the rules comply with the Act.
This video provides information about updating the existing rules and using the model rules.
This video includes step by step instructions to pass a special resolution to adopt the new rules.
The new rules must be lodged with Consumer Protection within 1 month of being passed by the association. The application can be lodged using AssociationsOnline.
Have the following ready when you complete your application:
Watch the video: How to notify the department of a change of rules for step-by-step instructions for lodging the change of rules using AssociationsOnline.
New users may also like to refer to our Help for using AssociationsOnline page which provides lnks to videos about creating a user account and linking to an association.