Governance

The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts is:

By-laws

The SMSA is governed by a set of By-laws which were adopted at a General Meeting of the Members on 1 December 2016.

download icon SMSA By-laws 2016 (Approved) PDF

Act of Incorporation & Amendments

The SMSA is constituted by its own Act of Parliament. The first Act was passed in 1874, repealed in 1886 and replaced with the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Incorporation Act 1886.

download icon Act of Incorporation 1886 PDF
download icon Amended Act 1929 PDF
download icon Amended Act 1940 PDF

The first two articles of the Act establish the purpose of the SMSA. A few years ago the Board of Directors decided to use these Articles to form a Charter for the future activities of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts.