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The law governming associations in Western Australia were changed as of 1 July 2016. A number of resources were made to help Associations adjust to the changes. Transition packs The packs will provide an overview of the changes to be introduced under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 ,...
Fees, forms and publications
The model rules are a standard set of rules that have been developed for use by associations who do not wish to develop their own rules. These rules meet all the requirements of the Act and provide a suitable governance framework for an incorporated association. If your association chooses to use...
Running an association
Scams, ripoffs and frauds are becoming more and more commonplace. Consumer Protection has developed WA ScamNet as one method of combatting this ever increasing problem. WA ScamNet What is WA ScamNet? WA ScamNet profiles the most prevalent scams targeting Western Australians and provides information...
Scams
Please note: the information on this page is out of date. CONSULTATION CLOSED Statu s: Closed 3 November 2014 Background On 11 September 2014 the Government introduced a Bill into parliament to replace the current Associations Incorporation Act 1987 . The Bill will repeal and replace the current...
Consultations and reports
Consumer Protection Awards 2018 Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2018 Consumer Protection Awards and many thanks to all the nominees for their dedication to advancing consumer protection and injury prevention for children in Western Australia. Rona Okely Award Finalists: Helen...
Consumer Protection Awards
The following are the forms and publications for Charities. Forms: Application for a charitable collections licence Application to renew a charitable collections licence Charitable collections self check Principal Executive Officer declaration form (Charities) Application for street appeal Perth...
Apply for a charity licence
Consumer Protection has a variety of prescribed (mandatory) and template forms. The links below are to help you find the form you need: Licences Motor vehicle industry licensing fees and forms (Motor vehicle dealers, salespersons, yard managers, car market operators, repairers and repair businesses...
Online resources
Consumer Protection media statements are available online. Ministerial media statements Media statements issued by the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Commerce, are available from the Government Media Office page .
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Consumer Protection provides a variety of online resources: Online complaint form – to submit a complaint about a trader. Please attempt to follow our advice on resolving disputes via the consumer complaint checklist before formally making a complaint. WA ScamNet – profiles the most prevalent scams...
Online resources
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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This document covers guidelines for the licensing of online crowdfunding campaigns for social causes - exceptions to requirement for charitable collections licence. Purpose of Guidelines The purpose...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
20 Sep 2017
People often come together to form groups to pursue a range of common interests of a recreational, social, political, economic, cultural, spiritual or professional nature. In Western Australia alone...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
16 May 2018
The officers of the licensed organisation are responsible for the preparation of accounts in accordance with the requirements of the Act and the Regulations. It is their responsibility to undertake...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
30 Jul 2018
To be used to apply for a new charitable collections licence. Instructions Type directly into the form electronically before printing and signing it or hand print neatly using an ink pen in block...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
17 Aug 2017
This form is to be completed to renew a charitable collections licence. Instructions Ensure all questions on this form have been answered Type directly into this form electronically before printing...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Aug 2017
The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (the Act) includes specific responsibilities for auditors and reviewers appointed by an incorporated association. These requirements have been listed below for...
Consumer Protection
Information
05 Jul 2017
Incorporated associations who fall into Tier 2 and 3 for financial reporting purposes have specific responsibilities under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (the Act) with respect to appointing...
Consumer Protection
Information
05 Jul 2017
This form is an integral part of any application for, or renewal of, a Charitable Collections Licence, and may also be used to advise of a change in office bearers or director of a licence holder...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
22 Mar 2017
Information Pack 3 is a step by step guide on how to review and update your association's rules to meet new requirements. Associations have until 1 July 2019 to comply, but we recommend the review...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
08 Feb 2017
Explaining the Schedule 1 requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015. Every incorporated association has a set of rules (often called the constitution) which outlines how the association...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
07 Dec 2016

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After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
The St Georges Terrace office of Consumer Protection is moving offices over the September long weekend and in preparation it will close early this Friday . Bonds will close at 1.00pm; while all other services (including our Contact Centre) will close at 3.30pm. While there may be some minor services disruptions, we expect to be fully operational by 10.00am, Tuesday 30 September 2014. If you have...
Consumer Protection
Department News
22 Sep 2014
Nominations have now opened for the 2015 Consumer Protection Awards which publicly recognise those who promote consumer and tenants’ rights as well as product safety in the community. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is urging West Australians to nominate individuals and organisations who they believe are making a valuable contribution in the area of consumer protection. “Last...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2014

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