What are incorporated Associations?

Incorporation is a method of registration that gives an association legal advantages, in return for accepting certain legal responsibilities.

When you incorporate your association, it becomes a legally separate entity with the same powers as an individual. An incorporated association can own land, sign a lease and appear in court.

An incorporated association and its members are legally separate. Under normal circumstances, it provides protection to the management committee from personal liability for the actions of the incorporated association, provided they are carried out in good faith and due diligence.

However, with these benefits come obligations and responsibilities. Your incorporated association must comply with both the Associations Incorporation Act 1981and Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999. Your incorporated association´s financial affairs will need to be audited or verified annually and financial statements lodged. Any member of the public can access copies of the documents that you are required to provide to us, including a copy of your rules, annual returns and financial statements.

Incorporating an association
Steps to becoming an incorporated association, including choosing a name, adopting a set of rules, electing a management committee and lodging your application.

After incorporation
Several tasks you need to do after your association becomes incorporated.

Running an incorporated association
Information on the management committee, membership, public liability insurance, holding meetings, changing the rules or your incorporated association´s name, handling disputes and amalgamation.

Financial obligations
What your incorporated association needs to report, lodging your annual return and proper record keeping.

Winding up an association
Steps to take when your incorporated association needs to finalise its affairs.

Research an Incorporated Association
Request a search of the public register of incorporated associations or purchase an extract.

Incorporated associations fees
As at 1 July 2010.

Incorporated associations forms
Forms for incorporated associations.

Check a charity or association
Search the Queensland Charities and Associations Online Register.

Incorporated Associations Smart Business Guide
A guide to operating an incorporated association in Queensland.  

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