Under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW), an association or club may:
- Adopt the model constitution
- Draft its own rules
- Adopt the model constitution with changes.
To assist sporting bodies develop useful and effective constitutions, the Office of Sport developed a series of model sports constitution templates. The templates are useful to clubs about to be incorporated or those already incorporated but keen to update their existing constitution.
Your state or national body is a good first port of call for advice and assistance.
- The Office of Sport’s Governance Framework can assist your club to improve its governance practices and systems.
- Office of Sport – Model Constitution templates
As with any resource, this does not replace obtaining legal advice on each sport specific requirement and it is recommended you do so.
The information provided in this resource is for your information only. The authors and the NSW Office of Sport accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the information or your reliance upon it.