When an association is incorporated, the people named in the application as office holders (that is, the president, treasurer and secretary) are appointed from the date of incorporation. Following the appointment of these first office holders, any replacement office holder should be appointed in accordance with the regulations and the association’s constitution (or rules).

Separately, to the officeholders, the appointment of the association’s other directors must also be in accordance with the regulations and the association’s constitution. Generally, the constitution will allow the existing directors to fill any causal vacancy in their number by themselves or by the member by ordinary resolution.

This Checklist sets out the statutory requirements and best practices that a NFP incorporated association registered in Queensland must comply in appointing a new director.