- The constitution is a set of rules or guidelines outlining how the Association and its members should operate.
- An Association can use the Associations Incorporation (Model Rules) Regulations 2007. Associations can either adopt or amend the Model Rules.
Amending or changing a constitution
- Amending an association's constitution is done through the passing of a Special Resolution.
- This is where the association advertises its intention to make changes to its constitution. A Special General Meeting is then held to vote on the changes. If three quarters of the members present at the meeting vote in favour, the changes are passed.
- The Public Officer is required to notify CBOS of the amendments within one month by lodging a Notice of Special Resolution, and attaching a copy of the changes.
- Members are expected to abide by the association's constitution.
Constitution breaches and disputes
- CBOS does not have the authority to investigate a breach of an association's constitution, or any dispute that may arise between members.
- Any dispute or issues should be dealt with internally or by seeking independent legal advice. More information about disputes is available.