The NSW Government remade the Associations Incorporation Regulation 2010 because the Regulation was to be automatically repealed on 1 September 2016 by the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 and to also support amendments to the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 resulting from the statutory review of the Act.
For information about the statutory review of the Act go to the Associations legislation page.
The Regulation provides the administrative detail to support the operation of the Act. The Act provides small-scale, non-profit and non-commercial organisations with a simple and low-cost means of becoming a legal entity, and also establishes a registration scheme for these organisations. The regulatory regime aims to ensure corporate governance and financial accountability of registered associations.
As the Regulation needed to be remade, the Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 was developed to replace the existing Regulation. In July 2016, NSW Fair Trading released the draft Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 and accompanying Regulatory Impact Statement were released outlining proposed changes to the Regulation for public comment.
Consultation closed on 29 July 2016. All comments on the draft Regulation were considered before the Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 was finalised.
The final Regulation has been published on the NSW legislation website.
The changes to the Regulation are as a result of the statutory review of the Act.
The changes include:
The Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 commenced on 1 September 2016 at the same time that the amendments to the Act commenced.
View the submissions received in response to the public consultation on the remake of the Associations Incorporation Regulation.