Incorporation of an Association - Tasmania


You will need this approval if you intend to incorporate your association. Associations are any group that is formed for a common purpose and that does not operate to create financial profit for its members. Examples of purposes for which associations can be made include either:

  • religious, educational, benevolent or charitable purposes
  • providing medical treatment and services
  • promoting or encouraging literature, science or art
  • recreation or amusement purposes
  • establishing, managing, carrying on or beautifying a community centre
  • administering retirement benefits or superannuation schemes.

Incorporation provides a mechanism for associations (often community based groups) to establish a corporate identity and achieve certain legal advantages in return for accepting certain legal responsibilities. For example, an incorporated association can:

  • have limited liability
  • enter into contracts
  • apply for government grants
  • accept gift and donations
  • operate regardless of changes to its membership.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must submit the Annual Return Form each year.


Remains valid until the association deregisters.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $162.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply Incorporated Association Application for Incorporation (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Guidelines and Other Relevant Forms (Opens in new window)

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.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

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:


Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

Department of Justice

Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 654 499
Website: Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (Opens in new window)