Incorporation of an Association - Victoria

Description

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

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a not-for-profit association
  • have at least five members
  • have the support of the majority of your members
  • make a resolution in accordance with the rules of your organisation to apply for incorporation
  • nominate a person as first secretary who is at least eighteen years old
  • have a suitable name, written statement of purposes and set of rules
  • submit to the incorporation process as described in detail on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website
  • make your application in the approved form with accompanying documentation
  • pay the required fees.

Duration

Ongoing

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $79.50

Application for Incorporation of an Association - Model Rules. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $477.00

Application for Incorporation of an Association - Own Rules. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $127.20

Application for Incorporation of a Registrable Body - Model Rules. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $524.70

Application for Incorporation of a Registrable Body - Own Rules. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 Victoria

Application process

Apply

The person authorised to apply for incorporation must complete the application form and lodge it with the Registrar, along with:

  • a copy of the proposed statement of purposes;
  • a copy of the proposed rules of the association (unless you are adopting the Model Rules unmodified);
  • copies of any trusts that may affect the association; and
  • the application fee.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Contact details

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