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It has been a very eventful 12 months for the Associations Branch of the Department of Commerce:
We will continue to keep associations informed of significant developments as they occur. You can also visit our website at any time for information about the Bill.
While we are waiting for the Bill to be passed by Parliament there are some things associations can do:
Until the new laws are passed the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 remains the governing legislation for
all incorporated associations.
With a new financial year beginning for many associations it is timely to remind everyone that:
To assist you to quickly review the current key obligations under the Act, take a look at our Incorporated Associations Self Check. If you need further help to keep your association running smoothly remember the INC Guide.
When the Bill is passed, each of our 18,000+ incorporated associations will need to understand how the changes will impact on them. While we will provide the necessary information, not all of our associations have their current contact information recorded with us.
Therefore, we need your help to spread the word. If you belong to another association or club which did not receive a copy of this newsletter, please encourage its committee to subscribe to AssociationsInfo.
In preparation for these changing laws we’d like to invite your association to enrol for AssociationsOnline. Not only will your association have the convenience of online lodgements but you’ll also be confident that when the time comes your association’s transition to the new Act will be quick and easy.
AssociationsOnline is the most efficient way for your association to submit applications to Consumer Protection. AssociationsOnline:
AssociationsOnline is also the Department’s preferred method for submitting all association applications.
As an enrolled user your association can:
Complete the Online Enrolment Form. Read the terms and conditions for using the service and click submit. You will receive an email with a username and password.
Go to AssociationsOnline and log in with your username and password. Check your information and update anything incorrect.