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A club may choose to be unincorporated or incorporated.

An unincorporated club is formed between a group of people who come together for a reason other than to make a profit. This is an easy structure to establish and requires no registration as a legal entity. However, an unincorporated club does not exist in law.

An incorporated club is one that is a legal entity. This provides a club with a legal identity separate from its members, therefore relieving the members of the committee and the club from liability for authorised acts of the club. It is a major protection for people running the club. A club will be subject to annual reporting requirements if incorportated. 

While incorporation is not compulsory, it is strongly recommended to incorporate your club.

The process and requirements for incorporation will depend on what state/territory the club operates in. Check the relevant state authority for more information.


Australian Capital Territory - Access Canberra

New South Wales – Fair Trading

Northern Territory Government

Queensland Government

South Australia - Consumer and Business Services

Tasmania - Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

Victoria – Consumer Affairs

Western Australia – Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety