Fair Trading

Review of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009

NSW Fair Trading is conducting a survey as part of the statutory review of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (the Act). The purpose of the survey is to find out whether the Act is working as intended and fulfils the needs of the sector. It should take you about 15 minutes to complete the survey and your responses will help with the review of the Act. The survey will close on 31 August 2015.

In 2013, we conducted public consultation focusing on governance of associations, exploring possible solutions and aiming at strengthening governance while not placing undue burdens on associations. The outcomes of the governance consultation will feed into the full review of the Act.

There are more than 36,000 associations registered in NSW, including sporting and industry groups, social clubs and other community groups. Approximately 98% of associations fall into a Tier 2 category of associations, whose gross receipts do not exceed $250,000 or current assets do not exceed $500,000 for the last financial year. An association incorporated in NSW has the status of a legal entity and must comply with the Act.

Graph showing Association's activity ares in 2015


Part 1 - General

What is your involvement with your incorporated association?
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Are you a volunteer?

What is the main activity of your incorporated association?
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Is the incorporated association you are involved with a Tier 1 or Tier 2 association?

How many members in total belong to your incorporated association?

How many years have you been involved in incorporated associations?

How well do you feel you understand the Associations Incorporation Act 2009?

How clear and simple do you find the laws regulating incorporated associations?

Has your association adopted the model constitution set out in Schedule 1 of the Associations Incorporation Regulation 2010 or established its own constitution?

Does your association hold an Authority to Fundraise in NSW?

Is your incorporated association registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)?
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