Last updated 19 December 2016
Non-profit community groups such as sporting clubs, charities, interest groups and community associations can be formally incorporated and recognised by the law. The governing legislation is the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld) and the Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 (Qld).
The Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General is responsible for administering this Act and incorporating associations, and does so through the Office of Fair Trading. The Office of Fair Trading maintains a website with digital forms and factsheets, and further material is also available from the Queensland University of Technology and Community Door.