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Model constitution 

The constitution of an incorporated association forms the structure within which the association operates. NSW Fair Trading has prepared a Model constitution, which covers the matters required by Schedule 1 of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009.

An association may:

  • adopt this Model constitution, or
  • adopt its own constitution.

An association adopting its own constitution may incorporate provisions from the Model constitution. Information on matters that must be addressed in an association’s constitution (Schedule 1 of the Act) are found in the About the constitution (link to page) page on the website.

Before adopting the Model constitution an association should consider its suitability for the association because once it is adopted it is binding on the association and its members as if it were a contract between them.

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