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“Our clients are making the transition to modern governance and organisational sustainability.”

SJ Governance gives strategic, governance advice and hands-on support for charities, non-for-profits and institutions around Australia.


We specialise in governance, strategic direction and support for Directors and Senior Officers, and we assess and advise upon their effectiveness and performance. SJ Governance also provides a suite of services for commercial, property and private clients including Estates and Succession Law. 


Our experienced and independent team helps get the legal frameworks and implementation right, so your organisation can deliver its values and objectives and get on with the work it needs to be doing.





Clients we've helped recently


While our experience is diverse, we specialise in providing governance advice and assistance to the arts community, for-purpose organisations, the Education sector and NSW Government agencies. 
Our clients include charities, community organisations, Government and industry bodies and educational institutions. 

Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT – Organisational advice and Company Secretarial Advice 


We are currently providing advice and support to the Guides as they implement modern governance and look to their future.

NSW Government Agencies


In May 2020 SJ Governance Services and Solutions P/L applied for and was accepted in the NSW Government Procurement Pre-Qualification Scheme for categories of Strategy Development and Planning, Business Performance Reviews and Governance and Policy Review/Development. 

Women in Film & Television Australia (WIFT) – Incorporation Advice

We worked with State-based boards to create an Australian-wide WIFT to enable the group to advocate and achieve across the Australian industry.


Gold Coast Film Fantastic (GCFF) – Charity and DGR status


We assisted GCFF in becoming a Charity and Deductible Gift Recipient.

Waves and the Spectrum P/L – Provided governance advice on its incorporation and merger with the Country Autism Network


This specialised charity was created from an existing charity, enabling growth through funding and a broader reach for its participants.


UTS Advance – Policy Review and Update 


The University of Technology’s Advancement Office was in need of a policy review and update. Working together, we developed new polices for fundraising, donations and sponsorship and then worked with the technical experts to create the University’s Gift Register to complete the full suite ensuring relevant and workable compliance for University leaders.

Creating Australia P/L - Specialised policy development

An Arts Council initiative for the Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) sector, we developed policies suitable for very small organisations that don’t need 10-page policy documents. Creating Australia merged with the Cultural Development Network in February 2016.


Employers Mutual – In-house Governance


After working in-house at Employers Mutual for six months, we were able to streamline induction programs and contract registers and corporate reporting requirements.

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