[Linux-aus] Incorporating an open source geospatial organisation

Brenda Aynsley bpa at iss.net.au
Mon Jul 16 08:23:08 UTC 2007

Del wrote:
> You should be incorporating as a company limited by guarantee if you
> are going to operate in all states, not as an association in each
> state.  It's far cheaper and much less paperwork.
acs is incorporated in the ACT only and is a national organisation.  the 
only requirement is that the public officer must live in the state in 
which the association is incorporate, so our Public Officer is a canberran.

Similarly Electronic Frontiers Australia is incorporated in SA and I am 
the public officer and this too is a national organisation.

I dont know the whys and the wherefors of company limited by guarantee 
vs incorporated association, perhaps its in the protections afforded to 
directors although i've never felt threatened as a director of either 
organisation, but perhaps that's the old 'ignorance is bliss' :)

 From a cost perspective, its $120-ish vs $1000-ish.


Brenda Aynsley, FACS, PCP
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