Consultation: Template rules for an unincorporated association

The ACNC, with assistance from Justice Connect NFP Law, is developing a draft set of rules that can be used by unincorporated associations that wish to register as a charity. The template rules may be useful for a small, member-based organisation which is governed by a committee, chiefly does it work through volunteers and has minimal assets.

These rules are being developed as a response to the ACNC observing that this part of the sector has a strong need for assistance with suitable governing rules.

We welcome comments on the draft template rules for an unincorporated association.

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This consultation closed on Friday 20 November 2015, but we are still accepting comments and the draft rules will then be further tested.

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Ongoing obligations for registered charities

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