A not for profit organisation can change its legal structure.  In fact, it is common for an incorporated association to change its legal structure to a company limited by guarantee.  However, any change to the legal structure of a not for profit organisation will have consequent legal and administrative costs, and without the right legal advice can be time consuming.

Some other common transitions include transferring a company limited by guarantee or a co-operative to an incorporated association and if the group is and indigenous organisation, transferring its registration as an incorporated association or company limited by guarantee to an indigenous corporation.