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The department is seeking your comments regarding the regulations that will support the proposed Work Health and Safety Act for Western Australia (WHS Act (WA)). 1. Introduction This Consultation Package has been prepared to facilitate consultation with stakeholders in relation to the regulations...
Work health and safety legislation reform
The department is seeking your comments regarding the regulations that will support the proposed Work Health and Safety Act for Western Australia (WHS Act (WA)) . A short video has been produced to provide information regarding the consultation process. Additional sessions may be scheduled...
Information sessions and workshops
The rules of every incorporated association and club are required to include all of the 19 matters listed in Schedule 1 of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 . From 1 July 2019, when an association’s rules do not address a Schedule 1 requirement then certain clauses from the prescribed model...
Running an association
Case studies shared by tenant advocates from a community legal centre are availble on the Safe Tenancy WA page. Factsheets and useful information Safe Tenancy WA poster Help and advice from the Department of Communities Find a tenant advocate in WA Directory of WA’s Community Legal Centres Keeping...
Safe tenancy
Information about the Inquiry into Wage Theft including how to make a submission.
Inquiry into Wage Theft in Western Australia
Reporting requirement for charities All charitable organisations licensed under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (the Act) are required to submit audited accounts to the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee each year. An audit of the charity accounts are mandatory regardless of the...
Reporting requirements
The Charitable Collections Regulations 1947 requires the applicant for a charitable collections licence to provide details of the executive officers of the organisation. An application for a charitable collections licence must include the details of three (3) principal executive officers (PEO)...
Reporting requirements
Cancelling a charitable collections licence If an organisation wishes to cancel their charitable collections licence due to winding up or ceasing collection activities in Western Australia they should email the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee (the Committee) at charities@dmirs.wa.gov.au...
Apply for a charity licence
Charitable collections licences are issued for a period of three years and can be renewed after that time for another three year period. All applications to renew a licence are referred to the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee for consideration. To renew a licence an Application to renew a...
Apply for a charity licence
Members have a crucial role in ensuring their association conducts its affairs in an acceptable way. If there is a problem in the association, members and committees should make all reasonable attempts to resolve any complaints themselves, whether informally or through the dispute resolution...
Fees, forms and publications

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Renters affected by family and domestic violence (FDV) can now: Go Exit a tenancy agreement without going to court, with as little as 7 days’ notice. S tay Remove a perpetrator’s name from a lease by...
Consumer Protection
Poster
18 Jun 2019
All incorporated associations are required by the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 to provide for the Schedule 1 items in the rules (often called the constitution). After 1 July 2019 if an...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
14 May 2019
Consumer Protection (CP) Western Australia’s Facebook page is managed by the CP Media team. We’re real people, not bots, so please be nice to us. By using or accessing our page, you’re agreeing to...
Consumer Protection
Information
09 Jan 2019
Tenancy WA in conjunction with the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA are providing training on the upcoming ‘Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence)...
Consumer Protection
Promotions
14 Apr 2019
Consumer Protection WA, in conjunction with the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre, is hosting a networking session and delivering a presentation outlining upcoming FDV related tenancy law...
Consumer Protection
Alert
03 Sep 2018
Who needs to use this This form should be used to obtain special approval to appoint an auditor that does not meet the qualification provisions prescribed in s15(2) of the Charitable Collections Act...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Aug 2018
The Charitable Collections Licence - Annual Statement has replaced the Charitable Collections - Income and Expenditure Statement Who needs to use this All charities licenced in Western Australia must...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
20 Sep 2018
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . This application should only be lodged in...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
29 Jun 2018
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
29 Jun 2018
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
29 Jun 2018

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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is conducting a stakeholder satisfaction survey to invite feedback on our services and our role as a regulator. The results will help DMIRS focus on business areas and services that need performance improvements. If you subscribe to a DMIRS email newsletter or subscriber news service, you may be contacted by email and invited to take...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Apr 2019
A family in mourning over the death of a child from toppling furniture has won a Consumer Protection Award, along with a consumer advocate, a community support group and an ABC reporter. The winners were announced by Commerce Minister John Quigley during a presentation breakfast at the University Club of WA. Reef Kite was almost two years old when he was killed in October 2015 when a chest of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Mar 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
Funding to provide family violence rental law education for tenant advocates After the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018 passed the Lower House in June 2018, $50,000 from the State Government’s Consumer Credit Account is being granted to Tenancy WA to train community workers ahead of the tenancy law changes. Tenancy WA in conjunction with the Women’s Council...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jul 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Are you a member of a club or group? If it is a registered Association, do you know if it has lodged its annual information statement? We are compiling a list of associations that may be defunct as they have not been submitting an annual information statement and appear to have been dormant for 12 months or more. The reason...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2017
The value of the support that community legal centres provide the WA community has been recognised in the 2017 Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards. Karen Merrin, who has managed the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre in Mirrabooka for the past 20 years, has been honoured with the Rona Okely Award for an individual who has given their time, energy and experience for the betterment...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Mar 2017
Individuals and organisations in WA involved in promoting consumer and tenancy rights and providing community support are urged to submit a nomination for the Consumer Protection Awards 2017. Nominations are now open for the awards which formally recognise the efforts of individuals, groups, businesses, advocates, local government and the media in educating the community about their rights and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2016
Fraudsters posing as CEOs or third-party suppliers have cost Western Australian businesses and not-for-profits at least $500,000 in the last two years, prompting a warning about ‘man in the middle scams’. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said the fraud works in two equally sophisticated ways. “The false boss or CEO scam usually hacks a chief executive officer or senior...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2016
The AssociationsOnline portal is currently unavailable as it is being updated. The new system, expected to be released over the coming weeks, will be in line with the new law and improve the ability of associations to self-manage many processes. In the meantime, please visit the fees and forms page to make any applications and see the latest version of the model rules. The Inc guide is a...
Consumer Protection
Alert
30 Jun 2016

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