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Groups can be set up for many social, sporting and community purposes. Incorporating an association provides a simple and affordable way for these not for profit member groups to establish themselves as legal entities.
When a group incorporates, it becomes a legal entity in its own right which is able to do things in its own name. For example an incorporated association can own land, borrow money and enter into contracts.
Each incorporated association is formed to undertake particular activities or pursue a specific object as set out in the association’s rules (often known as the constitution). The rules provide a unique framework which outlines how the association is operated and managed by its members.
A group is eligible for incorporation under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 if it has at least 6 members with voting rights, does not distribute funds to its members and is formed for any of the following purposes:
Go to the Inc Guide e-book: Introduction to incorporated associations http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/books/inc-guide-incorporated-associations-western-australia/introduction-incorporated-associations