PAC Australia’s legal structure has now changed.
The executive and board of PAC Australia are pleased to confirm that the process to transition to the organistion from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee is now complete.
– The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association Incorporated has now officially been deregistered as an association with Access Canberra;
– The organisation is now registered with ASIC as Australian Performing Arts Centres Limited, as a company limited by guarantee
– The registered business name Performing Arts Connections Australia has transferred to this new entity.
As members would be aware, last year the executive undertook a review of the organisation’s structure in preparation to register with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) and apply for DGR status. The advice at the time, endorsed by the board, the Governance Committee, and through members consultation, was that the organisation has evolved to such a degree that an incorporated association is no longer an appropriate structure for an organisation of our size and remit.
PAC Australia is still guided by the constitution as adopted by the membership at last year’s Annual General Meeting. The constitution remains largely the same and, of course, we maintain our structure as a member-based organisation – all existing membership rights and categories are preserved. Aside from additional obligations of the board that will be required to manage DGR status, board member powers have also not changed.
Members and other stakeholders may wish to update their records to reflect our new ACN and ABN – all other details about PAC Australia remain the same, for now.
ACN: 664 813 987
ABN: 31 664 813 987
This is a significant moment in the history and evolution of PAC Australia. The board and executive thank all our members who have supported this process.