What it means to be an Incorporated Association
In its simplest terms, an incorporated association means an association incorporated under the South Australia Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (Version: 22.2.2018 cited in this document).
This Act outlines the rules and provisions legislated by the South Australian Government for the administration and control of associations incorporated under The Act. Essentially the role of The Act is to ensure incorporated associations are run impartially, transparently, equitably, and most importantly, free from self-interest from any of its members or associates of those members.
Inability to distribute profits to members is clearly outlined in section 55 of The Act