Churches, schools, disability service providers, charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations face a unique mix of legal challenges. Our years of experience working with this sector has given us considerable insights into how to help not-for-profit (NFP) organisations meet these challenges.

You will have access to our charity lawyers who provide outstanding service, advice and experience, without the costs that are often associated with advice from large corporate firms.

Our comprehensive services in not-for-profit law include:

  • advising on the most appropriate charitable structure regarding tax and corporate governance issues
  • establishing and restructuring not-for-profit entities including companies limited by guarantee, incorporated associations and trusts including registration with the
  • ACNC and endorsement with the ATO
  • advising on and preparing funding and sponsorship agreements
  • advising on corporate governance of not-for-profit entities
  • endorsements with ACNC and ATO
  • advising on effective structures for profit-making activities
  • advising on and structuring mergers and the winding up of charities and not-for-profit organisations
  • risk management
  • obtaining fundraising licences throughout the country
  • general commercial legal advice relevant to not-for-profit organisations

Click here to view our latest not-for-profit (NFP) bulletin.

Need help with a charity? Our not-for-profit lawyers can help.

If you are interested in establishing a charity, and/or incorporating a company limited by guarantee, please download the relevant form:

If you need any help in this process, one of our charity lawyers would be happy to assist.

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April 18, 2024

A housing trust’s modernisation requires Court approval

Background The Baxter Homes Trust (Trust), was a charitable trust established in Victoria by a deed executed in 1960. Its purpose was to provide aged inhabitants of Geelong Victoria or its neighbourhood with housing as administered by The Geelong and Western District Ladies Benevolent Association’ incorporated under the Hospitals and Charities Act 1890. The Trust A housing trust’s modernisation requires Court approval

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April 18, 2024

Draft Regulations for NPO Self-Review Assessment Return Released

We have previously written in bulletins about the forthcoming self-assessment tax review for non-profit profit organisations which have an Australian Business Number (ABN) but are not registered as charities with the ACNC – Be alert to being alarmed on viewing your club or society annual report this year and self-assessment by tax-exempt. The background is Draft Regulations for NPO Self-Review Assessment Return Released

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March 13, 2024

Last of the loopholes? Let’s hope so!

Background All Australian employers will be acutely aware that the Federal government has, since the last election, embarked on a fairly aggressive program of targeted changes to the nation’s industrial relations laws. So far, we’ve had changes aimed at supporting Australia’s jobs and economic recovery[1], gained more respect at work[2], we’ve secured our jobs and Last of the loopholes? Let’s hope so!

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