Not-for-profit Law
Legal help for community organisations

Starting a Community Organisation

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Congratulations! You’re thinking about starting a community group.

The best organisations have solid foundations. We have heaps of handy tips and loads of important legal information to share to help your group get off to the best possible start.

You'll learn about: 

  • What it means to be a not-for-profit organisation
  • The incorporation decision
  • Legal structures available
  • Importance of legal purposes and governing documents
  • Key legal duties of the board or committee of management
  • Basics of charity status and tax concessions

Who should attend? 

People thinking about starting up or getting involved in a not-for-profit organisation


3 hours

Maximum number of participants 

30. If you think your group will exceed 30 participants please contact us to discuss further


One of our lawyers with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups


Book a training session


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