NCOSS Publications

To order any of the following books you can fax or post our online order form, or credit card orders can be placed over the phone on (02) 9211 2599.

Available Titles

Incorporation: An explanation of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009

front cover of book Incorporation (Fully revised 7th edition, 2012)
Incorporation is designed to help community groups that wish to understand more about the Associations Incorporation Act 2009. This Act was designed to provide community groups with a simple and inexpensive form of incorporation. Although incorporation is not compulsory, it is an option which community groups should know about. The book is intended to be of assistance to those who wish to make an informed decision on whether or not to incorporate, and to successfully register and run an incorporated association. The book also contains information aimed at helping people who were familiar with the old Act and want to know what has changed with the introduction of the new Act. The publication of this book was assisted by a grant from NSW Fair Trading.

Non-members: $25.00
Members: $15.00


Contents include: Summary of the major changes | What Incorporation means | Why incorporate? | Eligibility for Incorporation | Applying for Incorporation |  Steps after Incorporation | The objects and constitution of an Association | The public officer | Responsibilities of the management committee | Meetings | Limits to limited liability | What Incorporation does not provide | The effect of incorporation on property | Ending incorporation | Answers to questions |  Glossary | Useful contacts | Simple constitution for incorporation | Making an application for incorporation | Collective management and consensus decision-making | Fines and penalties | Comparison of association and company limited by guarantee | Conduct of postal ballots | Sample commonly requested NSW Fair Trading forms

Also available

Arabic or Mandarin - PDF CD

covers of the Incorporation CDs








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A Brief History of NCOSS (1935-2010)

A Brief History of NCOSS 2010 marks the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS). This A5 booklet (B&W; 28pp) is a brief history of the organisation collecting together a series of short articles looking back at those previous years, drawing on information from documents, publications and other historical sources. Not so much a comprehensive historical document, more of an overview which samples some of the numerous significant moments over the past three quarters of a century since NCOSS was founded - achievements, losses, frustrations, the people and some trivia.

$7.00 ($5.00 for members)


Insurance: What's it all about? A Guide for Not for Profit Organisations

InsuranceStruggling to understand your insurance? Not sure which insurances you need? Don't know what your insurance covers your organisation for?

Insurance: What's it all about? demystifies insurance by providing simple, easy to understand information on:

  • The players: brokers, underwriters, unauthorised foreign insurers, etc
  • Selecting an insurance provider
  • Filling out proposal forms
  • Understanding your policy
  • Reducing your premium
  • Claims
  • 15 different types of insurance: what they are, when you need them, what they cover and other issues.

Plus a whole host of practical information to assist you to better understand your insurance policies.

$19.00 ($16.00 for members)