Every Incorporated association is required to have a Public Officer who must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of New South Wales. The principal role of the Public Officer is that of an official of the Group on whom notice is required to be served in the legal sense. For example, a summons to appear in court has to be served on the Public Officer.
The Public Officer must keep the Business Affairs Commission informed of constitutional changes in the Association and its financial situation.
Unless the rules of your Group says otherwise, your committee is free to select whoever they think is best for the job – whether it be a committee member, a member of your Group or even an outsider.
If the Public Officer changes address, a form notifying this change must be lodged at the Commission within 14 days. It is also the Public Officer’s duty to notify the
Commission of any changes in the Committee within 14 days of the change.