What You Need to Know? Forum — 22 Nov 2018

What You Need to Know? Forum — 22 Nov 2018

We invite you to an AMISA Forum

What You Need to Know?

Share information we think is important to a:

  • Mechanics’ Institute
  • School of Arts or
  • Similar association

Thursday, 22 November 2018


10:00 AM for a 10:30 AM start


Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
280 Pitt Street


Members of AMISA – No Cost
Non-Members of AMISA – Membership Dues

Please register




0416 341 905


16 November 2018



Insurance Forum – 28 June 2018

Insurance Forum – 28 June 2018

AMISA members ask about insurance available to them as a ‘not for profit’ organisation

AMISA invites you to a forum regarding property and liability insurance, etc.

Our presenters are insurance intermediaries

You may have questions about the insurance process. When you register, please let us know your questions. We will invite our speakers to address them.

You may also ask questions during the forum.


Thursday 28 June 2018


10:00 AM for 10:30 AM start


Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street
(Near Bathurst Street)

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Who Should Attend?

People associated with Schools of Arts, Mechanics Institutes who arrange insurance to cover their property and public liability risks.

We invite you to support this forum. A large group of members in attendance will generate great discussion.

To Register

Please email amisansw@amisa.org.au

Closing date for lodging questions: 5 PM, Monday 18 June 2018
Crown Lands Forum update

Crown Lands Forum update

AMISA recently held a successful Community Forum & Q&A on the impending changes to the Crown Lands Management Act 2016, the changes to the Trustees of School of Arts Enabling Act 1902, and the relationship this has for School of Arts in NSW  on Crown Land or privately owned or managed land.

AMISA will continue to work with its members and the Dept of Lands. This support is open to all our members and any School of Arts in NSW. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for support or information. Many Schools of Arts would be going through a period of transition & adjustment on these changes including making changes to constitutions and management structure aligning with NSW Fair Trading Incorporation’s guidelines. It is important to support each other and to reach out to AMISA as your peak voice on such issues.  We are there to help you navigate this period of change so it retains the best interests for your members and service users.

The Forum was held at the SMSA in February 2018. Further information will be provided later with a link on this page and will be made available for all Schools of Art in NSW. 

Information Session: New Crown Land Legislation

Information Session: New Crown Land Legislation

Schools of Arts, Mechanics’ Institutes

AMISA invites you to participate in an information session led by members of the School of Arts Project Team, NSW Department of Industry, Crown Lands and Water Division


Thursday, 8 February 2018


10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
(From 10:00 AM – Coffee / tea on arrival)


Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney



(Bookings Close Monday, 5 February 2018)

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AMISA Annual General Meeting 2016

AMISA Annual General Meeting 2016

The AMISA Annual General Meeting for 2016 will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday 5 May 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney


Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Mechanics’ Institutes and Schools of Arts NSW (AMISA NSW):

  1. Welcome and Apologies for Non-Attendance
  2. Adoption of the Minutes of the Twelfth AGM held Tuesday 25 February 2014
  3. Any Business arising from the minutes not taken up elsewhere on this agenda
  4. President’s Report
  5. Secretary’s Report
  6. Treasurer’s Report including the Presentation and Adoption of Financial Reports for the year ending 31 December 2015
  7. Election of Office Bearers:  President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and the Committee
  8. General Business
  9. Closure

Please advise the Secretary via email

  • If you will attend as we plan to have morning tea on arrival and a light lunch after the Meeting
  • If you will not attend so we can note your apology for non-attendance.


Dr Roger Morris AM, President

Phil Reed, Secretary