Incorporated associations

A not-for-profit group can incorporate to set up a legal identity separate from its members. Features of an incorporated association include:

  • lodged documents are kept on a public register
  • it can sue and be sued - giving some protection for individual members
  • it can enter into contracts
  • affairs are usually run by a committee.

Check if an association is incorporated

You can search to see if an association is already incorporated.

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Request an extract or constitution

You can request certified or uncertified documents from an incorporated association such as:

  • an extract
  • a constitution
  • a certificate of incorporation.

Request a document

Contact CBS Associations and Cooperatives


Phone: 131 882

GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001

Related information

On this site

Winding up an incorporated association

    Other websites

    Association fee schedule

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