A Constitution is the legal framework around which a church operates. Constitutions should reviewed and be kept up to date every few years.

The BUV has sample constitutions available, and a Constitution Review Committee that can read your draft revisions and give you guidance.

If you have a question regarding your church constitution or the BUV constitution, please contact the Administration Dept on 9880 6111.


BUV Constitution:
Constitution of the Baptist Union of Victoria (as approved by Assembly 21 October 2022)
Schedule B [as set out in the Act and amended in 1968 1975 1984 1994 and 2022]
Plain English Summary of Schedule B to the Baptist Union Incorporation Act 1930 (as amended 21 October 2022)


Church Constitutions:
BUV Sample Constitution – October 2022
Covenantal Church Membership:
Introducing Covenantal Membership