New laws started on 1 September 2022

The Associations Incorporation Regulation 2022 was drafted and gazetted on 31 August 2022, following public consultation in June–July 2022.

We received 733 survey responses, 9 written submissions and 6 submissions sent directly.

The feedback we received helped us update laws for the day-to-day operation of NSW associations. Over 85 percent of survey responses supported the proposed changes, with almost 90 percent of responses favouring the use of technology and streamlining of duties.

Almost all association obligations remain the same with new ones added in some areas. For example:

  • using technology for committee and general meetings
  • financial reporting requirements
  • postal or electronic ballots
  • filling casual vacancies.

The new Regulation came into place on 1 September 2022. To find out more about what the changes mean for you, visit the NSW Fair Trading website.

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