Members of the public can inspect/obtain copies of documents lodged with NSW Fair Trading on the Public Register under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 following payment of the prescribed fee.
An Extract* or copy of the Certificate of Incorporation may be obtained from Registry Services or over the counter at any NSW Fair Trading Centre. Copies of all other Register documents must be obtained from Registry Services.
*An Extract lists the registration number, current status, current and previous names of the association and public officers and a list of all documents lodged on the Register.
Copies of documents lodged can be obtained by completing the form Incorporated associations search request form in PDF format (size: 33kb).
Please note: pre-paid account holders must contact the Registry to obtain a copy of the appropriate form for completion.
Once completed, follow these steps:
Queries about inspecting and obtaining information on incorporated associations should be directed to the:
Freecall 1800 502 042
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal details provided on documents lodged by incorporated associations may be provided to the public by way of a search of the Register, for which fees apply.
Section 10 of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 requires that NSW Fair Trading ensures that individuals are aware that their personal information contained on the Register may be made available to the public. All information collected by Fair Trading is for lawful purposes and in accordance with the appropriate legislation.
The Privacy Act also allows Fair Trading to withdraw personal information from the Register available for public inspection when an individual can demonstrate that their safety or well-being may be affected.
Any person requiring suppression of personal information will be required to fill out the Request for suppression of personal information form in PDF format (size: 24kb).
Contact Registry Services or refer to the Fair Trading website Privacy statement.
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