Incorporation of an Association - New South Wales

Service summary

A group of five or more people may form an incorporated association in New South Wales by registering with NSW Fair Trading. These incorporated associations should be small-scale, non-profit and non-commercial in nature.

Please consult the Registry for further details.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for incorporation, you must:

  • Have no fewer than 5 members and a committee consisting of at least three members;
  • Appoint a Public Officer of at least 18 years of age residing in New South Wales; and
  • Pay required fees.

Eligibility is subject to various regulations in respect to trading, buying and selling of shares, stock and property for financial gain of the association and its members.


Incorporation continues until formally cancelled or wound up.


ApplyApplication$130.00If the name of the association has been reserved
Application$167.00If the name of the association has not been reserved
GeneralMiscellaneousFurther fees are listed on the attached documents.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Act(s) name

Associations Incorporations Act 2009 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Registry Services
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Mailing address:
Bathurst, New South Wales 2795


02 6333 1400


1800 502 042

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