What is a Constitution?
A constitution is a basic set of rules for the daily running of your Affiliate. It outlines the name of your Affiliate, management & committee positions of your affiliate and other conditions under which your Affiliate operates.
Why have a Constitution?
- Explain to members and non-members about your Affiliate
- Provide guidelines for the daily running of your Affiliate
- Help to sort out internal problems and questions.
- Are a legal necessity if your Affiliate is incorporated.
- Can help in seeking resources from other organisations, such as a government agency.
Each State and Territory will have different regulations around Affiliate Constitutions for more information and draft constitutions click your relevant State or Territories site below:
NSW – https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/ryc/governance/constitutions
WA – https://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/clubs/how-to-guides/managing-your-club/constitution
NT – https://nt.gov.au/law/rights/incorporated-associations/drafting-a-constitution
QLD – https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/associations-charities-and-non-for-profits/incorporated-associations/running-an-incorporated-association/rules-for-associations
VIC – https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/clubs-and-fundraising/incorporated-associations/running-an-incorporated-association/rules
SA – https://www.ors.sa.gov.au/sport_and_recreation/managing_your_club_or_association/resources_to_help_you_run_your_club
Club Help – https://www.clubhelp.org.au/club-management/governance/incorporation/constitution