Incorporation of an Association - New South Wales


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.

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 five 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
  • 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Incorporated Association $138.00 If the name of the association has been reserved
Apply Application Incorporated Association $178.00 If the name of the association has not been reserved
General Miscellaneous Incorporated Association -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply Incorporated Association Associations Forms (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Incorporated Association Associations Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Associations Incorporations Act 2009 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Registry Services

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Mailing address: PO BOX 22
Bathurst, New South Wales 2795
Toll Free: 1800 502 042
Phone: 02 6333 1400
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)