Starting a Not For Profit

If you want to set up a community group or other membership-based Not For Profit, your organisation can exist simply as a group of people with a common interest and shared purpose.

You can also choose to ‘incorporate’ which provides your organisation with a formal legal structure and identity. This section provides information that will help you set up an incorporated Not For Profit organisation.

The legal structure you choose will determine the requirements for incorporating your Not For Profit and how your organisation will be run.
The requirements for naming your Not For Profit organisation and how you obtain that name will depend on the legal structure you choose.
Whether your Not For Profit will be renting or purchasing a premises there are a number of things you should consider, such as lease arrangements or duties and taxes.
Officially registering your Not For Profit organisation usually involves submitting an application and paying a fee.
A checklist of the tasks you need to complete when starting a not for profit organisation
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