Charity and Not-for-profit Organisations

Charity and Not-for-profit Organisations


Brown Wright Stein Lawyers offer a wide range of services to support the diversity of the sector and are passionate about the work we do with the not-for-profit sector as well as understand the issues that impact on those involved.



 We can assist not-for-profit organisations with:

  • Advising on appropriate legal structure and preparing governing documents
  • Meeting requirements of legislation and procedure for applying for and obtaining various endorsements (including the ATO and AusAID)
  • Maintaining endorsements and registrations
  • Involvement in commercial activities
  • Tax treatment of income and gifts received
  • GST compliance and availability of duty exemptions
  • Registration requirements to undertake fundraising and requirements for holding such events
  • Workplace relations law, salary packaging and matters relating to volunteers
  • Corporate governance, compliance with directors’ duties and the Corporations Act 2001
  • Tendering for government funding
  • Establishment of charitable trusts and bequest clauses in Wills
  • Property and leasing advice
  • Intellectual property advice and protection strategies
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
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