Monthly tip for community associations – November

Recruiting members

An incorporated association in QLD must have at least seven members who must be adults i.e. over the age of 18. Members must pay an annual fee. This can be a small amount (e.g. $1) or a larger amount of your choosing.

These can be members of your community or ither people who want to support you. You may decide who can be a member. Some of the things you might want to consider are:

  • Can someone from outside your community be a member?
  • Can a woman join a men’s group?
  • Can a man join a women’s group?
  • Do people need to be nominated by an existing member in order to join?
  • Do you want only individual members, or can organisations also join?
  • Can someone be a member of your organisation if they are a member of another organisation?

If you decide to limit who may become a member, you need to set this out in your association’s constitution. If you do not do this, the model rules.

These tips are from our Community Sector Development Program.

If you have any questions or need support for your association, ECCQ Sector Development Manager, Claudia is meeting regularly with groups and associations, and can be reached by email to or by calling 07 3844 9166 ext 119.

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