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The most common forms of not-for-profit organisations are public companies limited by guarantee and incorporated associations.

In order to be considered as a charitable organisation, the company or association must be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

Marsdens’ Commercial Law Department has extensive knowledge in the area of not-for-profits organisations and can provide you with the following assistance:

  1. Providing advice in relation to the most appropriate structure for your not-for-profit organisation.
  2. Preparation of the Constitution for the not-for-profit organisation which fulfils the requirements set out in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act2012 (Cth) and the Associations Incorporation Act2009 (NSW).
  3. Providing advice in relation to the ACNC registration process.
  4. Preparation of all ACNC forms for incorporation of your not-for-profit organisation as a recognised charity.
  5. Seeking tax concessions from the Australia Taxation Office for recognised charities.
  6. Attending to incorporation of your association with fair trading.
  7. Providing advice on the governance requirements for registered charities and incorporated associations.