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Fair Trading NSW 

Fair Trading NSW: The Department of Fair Trading is responsible for the Associations Incorporation Act and the register of associations. Fair Trading is also responsible for Co-operatives.
NSW Associations Incorporation Act (1984) and Co-operatives Act 1992

Fair Trading : Associations


NSW Government

NSW Government : NSW legislation 


Australian Government

Australian Government : relevant legislation such as Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) No 50

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: registry of charities, and resources for not-for-profit sector

Office For the Not-for-Profit Sector & Social Inclusion Unit - disbanded Sept 2013 but previous content archived


NSW Health

NSW Health: Home Page

NSW Health: Policies: Public Liability Insurance Health Related Organisations

NSW Health: Publications: Operational Guidelines Non-Government Organisation Grants Program

See also NCOSS Health NGO Funding Reforms for further links


NSW Human Services - Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)

NSW Human Services - Ageing, Disability and Home Care : It's Your Business is a good governance manual covering corporate governance, legal issues, strategic business planning, financial management, human resources and risk managemen. It can be downloaded by chapters eg It's Your Business Chapter 1 Corporate Governance


Australian Taxation Office(ATO)

Australian Taxation Office : Induction for Non-profit Administrators


Community Builders NSW

Community Builders NSW : a NSW Government initiative acting as a clearing house with useful information for the community organisations


Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) : Resources for Board and Committee members, especially in case of organisation’s financial distress


WorkCover NSW

WorkCover NSW : Workplace Health and Safety Act and Regulations 2012


Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia : Safe Work Australia is the Australain Government body that develops national policy to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.  The website also offers resources.


Office of the Children's Guardian NSW

Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW) : administers the Working with Children Check  

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 Our Community

Our Community : a social enterprise dedicated to provide resources to the not-for-profit sector

Our Community: Community Resources

Our Community: Community Treasurers’ Guide

Our Community: Boards

Our Community: Training

Our Community: Community Insurance and Risk Management

Our Community: Leadership


National Disability Services (NDS)

National Disability Services (NDS): Good Governance Project – Good Governance manual covering corporate governance, legal issues, strategic business planning, financial management, human resources and risk management


Panel on the Nonprofit Sector

Panel on the Nonprofit Sector : Steering Your Board to Governance and Best Practice


Social Economy Executive Education Network (SEEEN)

SEEEN : Leadership and Management in the Australian Social Economy


Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)

VCOSS : Policy templates from Conscious Governance

             Our Community Policy Bank

             VCOSS Policies and Procedures


Free Management Library

Free Management Library : Free Complete Toolkit for Boards 


Carver Governance

Carver Governance: The ‘Policy Governance’ Model for Boards and Senior Managers



Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) Community Door

QCOSS Community Door : Governance and Management


Chartered Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia

Chartered Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia : Financial Management of Not-for-Profits

Quality Innovation Performance (QIP)

QIP : a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in providing quality improvement, review and accreditation services to human service organisations.


Justice Connect (VIC & NSW) and Not-for-profit Law (NSW)

Not-for-profit Law is part of Justice Connect and was previously called Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) NSW). Not-for-profit Law assists not-for-profit organisations with their legal needs, and conduct forums on topics relevant to the sector.


Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) 

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) : PIAC is an independent, non-profit law and policy organisation that identifies public interest issues and works co-operatively with other organisations to advocate for individuals and groups affected. 


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