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Sign up with an Unincorporated Association Entity

Please note that this guidance is general in nature and does not constitute legal, tax or any other type of professional advice. If you are unsure about your entity type or where to find the relevant information, we suggest that you consult with a professional.

Overview

If you are signing up with an Unincorporated Entity ABN, we are required to collect and verify certain information about your business.

To activate your Square account, we need information about the President, Treasurer, and Secretary (or equivalent officers) in your organisation.

When applying for a Square Account, please note that you may not be able to use all of our services if we do not receive all of the information or if we require further documentation to comply with obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act of 2006.

Get Started

  1. Create your Square Account via a web browser on your phone or desktop computer/laptop.

  2. Enter and confirm your email address and create a password.

You can also create an account through the Square Point of Sale app.

  1. Download Square Point of Sale to your compatible mobile device via the App Store or Google Play Store.

  2. Open the app when it finishes downloading and Click Get Started.

  3. Enter and confirm your email address and create a password.

Unincorporated Association Information

Business Details Required

  • Provide basic business information, including the Unincorporated ABN/ACN
  • Provide Annual General Meeting (AGM) minutes: Upload a PDF copy of the most recent AGM minutes, showing the election of office holders, including President, Treasurer and Secretary. 

Personal Details Required

  • Verify the account holder’s identity by providing the full name, current address, and date of birth using a valid driver licence, passport, or Medicare card.
  • Verify the President, Treasurer, and Identify the Secretary. For this step, you will be asked to provide the full name, date of birth and residential address for the President and Treasurer, and the full name of the Secretary of your association.

Once you have submitted all of your information, our team will review the documentation and will email once your Square account has been activated or if they need further information to complete the account activation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I submit my application?

Once you upload this information, Square’s Account Services Team will begin the review process and may reach out via email for additional information. If you have provided sufficient information, your account will be activated for card processing and you can use Square immediately. If you don’t provide the required information, your application may be delayed.

Why do I need to submit my identity information?

To approve your association for card processing, we must verify your identity to comply with Anti Money Laundering legislation. We do this via Equifax. You can read more about our obligations via the AUSTRAC website.

My account is not yet activated. How do I continue my application?

  1. Log in to your online Square Dashboard via a laptop or desktop computer.
  2. Navigate to the Quick Setup section of the dashboard.
  3. Click Verify information to start accepting payments.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete activation.

I’m having trouble uploading our Annual General Meeting (AGM) minutes. How should I proceed?

Some browsers have trouble uploading files to your Square Secure Profile. We suggest using a supported browser such as Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox on a desktop computer or laptop. We ask that the file be a maximum size of 25MB and in a supported file format (PDF, JPEG, JPG, PNG or TIFF). If you’re still having issues uploading files, please contact Square Support.

My account has been activated. Why are our transfers suspended?

Square’s standard transfer schedule is initiated every weekday before 1 p.m. Melbourne time for payments taken Monday through Friday. If your balance transfers are pending, refer to your emails and/or notifications on your Square Dashboard on how to resolve this.

What are your fees?

We offer a low rate of:

Do you offer custom rates for Unincorporated Associations?

We’re able to offer custom rates to organisations or businesses doing more than $250,000 per year in card processing, in addition to some other factors. If you’re interested, contact our Sales team and let us know more about your organisation.

Learn more about activating your Square account via our Sign Up Troubleshooting.