Incorporated associations

Registering an association

This page lists the steps you must take to incorporate your association.

Step 1. Meet with members

To prepare for incorporation, your association members need to meet and do all of the following:

  • adopt a constitution
  • appoint office bearers
  • authorise the public officer to submit the application for incorporation.

You will need to provide minutes from this meeting as a supporting document in your application.

Step 2. Apply online or fill in the application

This form must be filled in and submitted by the person appointed as the public officer.

To apply online, go to Licensing NT Online or fill in and sign the application including the statutory declaration sworn by your public officer.

Application for an incorporation of an association PDF (346.0 KB)
Application for an incorporation of an association DOCX (48.6 KB)

Submitting this form records this person as the association's public officer.

No additional forms or fees are needed to record the public officer for the first time.

Step 3. Get signatures witnessed

The public officer must sign both the following documents in front of a witness aged 18 or older:

  • the annexure clause on the constitution - see legal requirements when drafting a constitution
  • a statutory declaration:

Statutory declaration to register an association PDF (109.5 KB)
Statutory declaration to register an association DOCX (35.7 KB)

Step 4. Submit your application

You will need to submit all of the following:

  • the form - including the witnessed statutory declaration
  • the constitution - including the witnessed annexure clause
  • meeting minutes
  • application fee.

If you are not submitting your application online, submit your form and supporting documents, along with the fee to a Territory Business Centre.

Check the fee.

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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