Affiliating your Club with SAFA
The main reasons your club needs to be affiliated is so that
- your club executive is covered by the SAFA Professional Indemnity Insurance, and
- your members and club are able to receive funding from NSWHPA.
There are only a few clicks of the button to affiliate with SAFA, then you just need to join the NSWHPA community by completing the NSWHPA Declaration.
Here are 3 easy steps to remain current with SAFA, NSW Fair Trading and NSWHPA.
Step One: Affiliate with SAFA
Affiliation means the ‘Associations Liability’ insurance policy can be extended from SAFA to Clubs. This provides insurance to committee members (as directors and office holders) of Clubs. Without this insurance it is less likely that SAFA members would choose to serve on Club committees as they would be personally exposed to liabilities of the Club.
For a club or State/Regional Association (SRA) to be listed on the SAFA Associations Liability Insurance policy, the club/SRA must be affiliated with SAFA and must renew its affiliation each year, in line with the SAFA insurance renewals. As such, affiliation renewals must be lodged by the 31st of May each year.
You can complete your clubs Affiliation with SAFA online:
Step Two: Fulfill your Incorporated Association obligations
As an incorporated association, NSW Fair Trading requires that your club hold its Annual General Meeting within 6 months of the end of the financial year and then lodge the A12(T1/T2) Form Annual Summary of Financial Affairs, to the Department within one month of your AGM.
Step Three: Associate with NSWHPA
A club must be affiliated with both the SAFA and its State/Regional Association (SRA).
Without your club associating with NSWHPA your club limits its ability to receive financial assistance for maintenance and site development expenditures, subsidies for pilot training and pilot skill development, safety training and development course/clinic, or other initiatives your club may want to pursue.
To associate with NSWHPA it’s as simple as completing the NSWHPA Declaration Form and providing a copy of your NSW FT A12.
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