Incorporation of an Association - Tasmania


Incorporation allows associations to establish a corporate identity and provides legal status in return for accepting certain legal responsibilities. An incorporated association has the benefits of limited liability, can enter into contracts, and can sue and be sued.

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.

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, the association must:

  • call a meeting and decide which members will fill the committee roles (secretary, public officer, president, treasurer).
  • approve the name of the association, ensuring that it is not the name of another incorporated association
  • approve the rules of the association.

You must also submit the Annual Return Form each year.


Remains valid until the association deregisters.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Associations Incorporation Act 1964 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Associations Incorporation Regulations 2017 Tasmania

Application process


To support your application, you must provide a copy of the rules of your association as well as the prescribed fee.

Approval time

10 business days

Administering agency

Department of Justice

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Contact details

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