Incorporated Societies Act 2022

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General meetings

84 Annual general meetings


Every society must call an annual general meeting of members to be held—


not later than 6 months after the balance date of the society; and


not later than 15 months after the previous annual general meeting.


However, a society does not have to hold its first annual general meeting in the calendar year of its incorporation but must hold that meeting within 18 months after its incorporation.


The society must—


hold the meeting on the date on which it is called to be held and in accordance with its constitution; and


ensure that minutes of the meeting are kept.


If a society is a union or is of a kind prescribed by the regulations, the society’s constitution may provide that a right to attend an annual general meeting applies only to delegates or other representatives of members (rather than to all members).