Amalgamation combines 2 or more incorporated associations, including their assets and liabilities, to form 1 incorporated association.
Any 2 or more associations incorporated in New South Wales may apply to be amalgamated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009.
The new amalgamated association:
Members of each association then become members of the new association.
Members of each association must pass a special resolution authorising the amalgamation and approving the objects and constitution for the proposed amalgamated association.
The associations should also approve the terms of the amalgamation, including how the association will operate in the future.
For information on special resolutions, visit the Resolutions page on the Fair Trading website.
The name of the amalgamated association can be the name of one of the amalgamating associations or a new name may be chosen. For information on choosing a name, visit the Naming your incorporated association page on the Fair Trading website.
The proposed public officer for the amalgamated association must lodge an Application for registration of an amalgamated incorporated association (form A3) with Fair Trading.
The application must include:
The application will be reviewed to ensure it complies with the requirements of the Act.
In addition, Fair Trading will review the objects, size and nature of the proposed activities of the amalgamated association to determine whether its registration under the Act is appropriate.
After the amalgamated association is registered, Fair Trading will:
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