We know Not for Profit Organisations

  • Cliff Savala

We have a strong presence in the area of not for profit organisations and providing the best legal advice in this area requires specialised knowledge and experience.

Our team has this specialised knowledge and experience having acted for not for profit organisations throughout Australia for over 20 years. In particular, this includes acting for various indigenous organisations in NSW, QLD, WA and NT.

Cliff has sat on the board of various not for profit organisations and this has included several indigenous organisations. This experience and practical understanding as to the specific challenges and regulatory requirements faced by such organisations ensures that Cliff is able to provide clients with the best and most pragmatic legal advice.

Steve regularly provides advice to not for profit organisation and this includes advice as to the requirements of corporate governance. This includes him attending annual meetings and board meetings upon request to ensure the regulatory requirements placed on not for profit organisations are met.

Our team have a high level of direct interaction with not for profit organisations. This includes from the initial set up stage and thereafter as required to ensure that any legal issues or requirements which arise are met and actioned in the most effective manner.


  • advising in relation to all legal matters pertaining to non for profit organisations

  • advising clients as to establishing not for profit organisations

  • assisting with disputes and corporate governance issues faced by not for profit organisations

Acting for an indigenous owned and operated charity that runs the largest work for benefits scheme in Western Australia. This included reviews, investigations, internal agency practices and judicial reviews.

Acting for an indigenous organisation who provide employment and education opportunities to people based in the East Kimberley. This included assistance with commercial contracts, employment contracts, land purchases and corporate governance.

Advising a cryptocurrency entrepreneur as to the setting up of a not for profit organisation to assist disadvantaged youth in Queensland.

Acting for an indigenous not for profit charity based in Western Australia who were in dispute as to the direction of the charity. This included attending meetings and mediating between the charity’s members and board.