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Consumer Protection provides advice and information for Western Australian consumers, businesses, landlords and tenants. Read our publication Your guide to Consumer Protection for further information. The information on this website can help you with answer a question about: housing and...
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There are nine steps to registering a co-operative Make sure you have at least 5 members Decide on the type of co-operative - Decide whether it is best to be a distributing co-operative, or a non-distributing co-op with or without share Capital. Identify one or more primary activities - You must...
Registering a co-operative
Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Perth Gordon Stephenson House Customer Service, Level 2, 140 William Street (on the corner of William and Murray Streets) PERTH, WA 6000 Postal Address Consumer Protection Locked Bag 14 CLOISTERS...
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The following is a list of registered co-operatives trading in Western Australia. Register of co-operatives Co-operative Name Co-operative Number Registered Address Suburb Poscode Albany Organised Primary Producers Co-operative Limited C2000012U Suite 1, Peer House, 2 Canning Highway South Perth...
Registering a co-operative
The media team is the first point of contact for journalists and other members of the media wanting information about Consumer Protection and its activities. The media team: prepares media releases and speeches arranges media interviews organises launches promoting our products and objectives...
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Co-operatives Proposal to align with the Co-operatives National Law There were two consultations for Co-operatives. The first was a State-based consultation looking at the potential changes that may have to be made to WA’s Co-operatives Act in order to align with the Co-operatives National Law. The...
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A list of the legislation Consumer Protection administers is available from the State Law Publisher . All Western Australian Acts and Regulations are also available for download in PDF or Word format from the State Law Publisher .
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A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons who voluntarily join together to meet common business, social and cultural needs through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise. Co-operatives play an important role in our economy and community. They are diverse organisations...
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Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
12 Mar 2015
Model rules of a Non‑distributing Co‑operative with share capital
Consumer Protection
Schedule
25 Oct 2017
Schedule 1 - Model Rules of Non-Distributing Co-operative without Share Capital
Consumer Protection
Schedule
25 Oct 2017
Co-operative Rules - Special Resolution Template
Consumer Protection
Template
29 May 2014
Forms needed to modify existing rules of a co-operative
Consumer Protection
Form – application
27 May 2014
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . This notice must be lodged within 28 days after...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
25 Oct 2017
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . This form must be lodged within 28 days after the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
25 Oct 2017
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Associations branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . This report must be lodged within 28 days after...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
20 Nov 2017
Please note that this Annual Return consists of SEVEN parts. Parts I, II and III may be completed on this document. Part IV (an audited copy of the last balance sheet) is prepared independently by...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
Co-ops Info Issue 5 November 2012
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
30 May 2014

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