Recording Keeping

for a voluntary organisation can be tedious

Office of Fair trading have two separate sets of regulations


Office of Fair trading regulations on Accounting

Minutes and AGM details

Office of Fair trading regulations on Minutes of Meetings

ABN and Web sites

Many clubs have an ABN number as a result of registration  withthe Office of Fair Trading.  You can discover the ABN number by searching the Internet.

Most businesses in Australia operate a corresponding website. This might be simply for informational purposes or to sell products online. In either event, it’s important that the details you provide are accurate and up to date. If you apply for a domain name that ends with or, then you will need to provide your ABN upon registration. However, once you have registered your domain name, there is no legal requirement for you to display your ABN on your website. However, certain documents on your website such as your terms and conditions and privacy policy will contain your ABN. In any event, it is best practice to show your ABN on your website.

Get ready for July 2024 changes

Changes to how you resolve internal disputes and disclose remuneration to your members in your incorporated association will begin on 1 July 2024.
You should understand how they’ll affect your association and what you need to do now to get ready.

What’s changing?

From 1 July 2024, incorporated associations must:
  • disclose remuneration paid and any benefits given to committee members, senior staff and their relatives at their Annual General Meeting

  • follow the grievance procedure in the model rules to resolve disputes or include a compliant grievance procedure in their own rules.

These changes will help improve transparency and accountability in your association.  

What do you need to do now?

If you wish to create a grievance procedure for use from 1 July 2024, you should submit your amended constitution to the Office of Fair Trading by 30 April 2024 to allow sufficient time for us to review and register it.
Find out how to create a compliant grievance procedure and change your association’s constitution

You won’t need to make any changes to your constitution if you:

  • already have a compliant grievance procedure in your constitution

  • wish to follow the model rules’ grievance procedure – it will automatically apply.

More information

For information on how to get ready for the changes, visit Getting ready for the July 2024 changes.
For more information on remuneration disclosure, visit Disclosing remuneration and other benefits.
If you have any questions, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone
13 QGOV (13 74 68).   

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