The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts is:
- Constituted by the Act of Incorporation 1886 and the Amended Acts of 1929 and 1940, and
- Governed by our 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.
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 The first Act was passed in 1874, repealed in 1886 and replaced with the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Incorporation Act 1886.
|Act of Incorporation 1886 PDF|
|Amended Act 1929 PDF|
|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.