Constitution & Structure


This section gives information about community broadcasting organisations as legal entities.

The rules or constitution of a not-for-profit are a road map for running the organisation. It is also a legal requirement that an organisation and its members follow the rules of the organisation.

Running an incorporated association is a simple and more affordable means of creating a separate legal entity for small, community-based groups

The board is responsible for providing leadership and strategy to an organisation. It also bears ultimate legal responsibility.

The majority of community broadcasting stations choose the structure of the Incorporated Association when establishing their organisation with a much smaller number preferring the company limited by guarantee model.

The constitution should give clear guidelines on your station's structures and processes.