You will need to register if you intend to incorporate an association in South Australia. Incorporation provides legal status to an association, allows an association to exercise certain rights and requires an association to fulfil certain responsibilities.
Your incorporated association may:
- enter into contracts
- sue and be sued
- invest and borrow money and apply for grants
- buy and sell property
- protect members from personal liability
- accept gifts, donations or bequests.
Incorporation is suitable for community-based and not-for-profit associations. Your association will not be incorporated if its purpose is to engage in trade or commerce or make profit for its members.
Please contact the agency for more information.