Running an incorporated association

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Consumer Protection has resources and publications available to help your association understand and meet its legal obligations under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015, including:

Incorporated Associations self check

This simple checklist provides a summary of the main obligations of a committee under the Act. It is not intended to cover every aspect of association governance but outlines the more important aspects.

INC Guide

The INC Guide is an essential reference for all incorporated associations and provides information about a wide range of topics. The Guide:

  • highlights key legal provisions under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015;
  • introduces the various aspects of managing an association, including conducting meetings, employing staff and engaging volunteers; and
  • is a reference for good governance practices.

Depending on the activities your association is involved with you may also need to be aware of your legal obligations under other laws. The INC Guide is a useful starting point for information about topics including insurance, occupational health and safety, and taxation.

Go to the INC guide e-book

Fact sheets

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