This section functions as a guide to starting a community service organisation, and covers the main topics you will need to consider in this process.

You will also find current news, resources and other information relevant to those in the early stages of stating a community service organisation.

The Not-for-profit Law Information Hub is a free, online one-stop shop answering charities’ legal questions from how to start-up to how to wind-up.

Below are some of the most relevant resources for Queensland organisations.

Resources about Queensland laws for Queensland organisations

Amalgamating incorporated associations

Changes to an incorporated association's rules

Changing structure

Incorporated association or company limited by gurantee

Incorporating as an association

Legal issues to consider when holding events

Members' rights

Which incorporated legal structure should we choose

Resources about federal laws and systems relevant to Queensland organisations

ACNC governance standards guidance

Applying for TCC endorsement

Auspicing guide

Checklist: Questions about your group

Checklist: Incidents and accidents

Checklist: Working with other organisations

Compulsory winding up

DSS streamlined grant agreement

Recorded webinar: Employees, contractors and volunteers

Video: Ending your organisation

Facebook and your organisation

Fair Work general protections and National Employment Standards

Financial reporting for charities

Financial reporting for CLGs

Flowchart: How to find your modern award

Webinar: Funding not for profits: traditional and new approaches

Fundraising foundations and charitable trusts

Video: getting started

Guide to advertising

Guide to Deductible Gift Recipient Status

Guide to intellectual property law

Indigenous corporations

Introduction to charities law

Webinar: Introduction to social enterprise

Joint ventures

Video: Managing volunteers

Member rights and obligations for CLGs

Memoranda of understanding

Merging with other organisations

Modern awards and enterprise agreements

Positions in a company limited by guarantee

Protecting your assets under the new Personal Property Securities Register

Record keeping for charities

Video: Risk and duties

Setting up your organisation

Social enterprise guide

Social media and the workplace

Video: Tax

Twitter and your organisation

Understanding contracts


Voluntary deregistration or winding up of CLGs

What does not-for-profit mean

Working with other organisations

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