What types of legal structures are available for my Not For Profit?

The ‘legal structure’ you choose for your organisation will affect the way you hold meetings, the minimum number of members, reporting requirements, tax obligations, cost and other considerations.

Most Not For Profits will be choosing between whether to become an incorporated association or a company limited by guarantee but there are other options available.

  • Incorporated Associations
  • Companies limited by guarantee
  • Co-operatives
  • Indigenous corporations
  • Trusts
  • Trade unions
  • Acts of Parliament.

See the Choosing a legal structure page for further information on types of legal structures.

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