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Consumer Protection has resources and publications available to help your association understand and meet its legal obligations under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 , including: Incorporated Associations self check This simple checklist provides a summary of the main obligations of a...
Running an association
Why should you incorporate an association? While incorporating under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 is voluntary incorporation offers groups some benefits including: members and officers of the association are generally not liable to contribute towards the payment of debts or liabilities...
What is an incorporated association?
The following information is to help you use the AssociationsOnline system. There are also several step-by-step guides with detailed support information. While in the system, the FAQ and help resources button, located at the top right of each page, will link you back to this page to access the help...
INC Guide and Associations Online
AssociationsOnline is an online portal for incorporated associations to submit applications and manage their contact information 24/7. A ll previous users of the old system (users enrolled before 1 July 2016) and new users will need to enrol / create a new login and password. Users will be to begin...
INC Guide and Associations Online
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Please note: the information on this page is out of date.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
The Consumer Protection Awards 2019 - N​ominate now The Consumer Protection Awards provides an opportunity to reward and recognise the achievements of individuals, non-government organisations, businesses, local governments, journalists and media outlets that have increased awareness of consumer...
Consumer Protection Awards
The following are the forms and publications for Charities. Forms: Annual statement - Charitable collections Application for a charitable collections licence Application for special approval of auditor (charities) Application for street appeal Perth metro Application to renew a charitable...
Apply for a charity licence

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The AssoicationsOnline help guide provides a summary of the AssoicationsOnline help guides available at: Help guide 1: Enrol, login and search Help guide 2: Manage my account Help guide 3: Manage my...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
28 Mar 2018
Purpose of the Guideline The Guideline has been developed to assist the public to understand the circumstances where the Commissioner for Consumer Protection may consider exercising the power under...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
04 Jan 2018
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) is the national law for fair trading and consumer protection, which applies across Australia. The ACL came into force on 1 January 2011. The ACL provides a range of...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
03 Jan 2018
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
07 Sep 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
21 Aug 2018
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

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The WA community has its annual opportunity to nominate deserving candidates for a Consumer Protection Award, from now until the end of November 2015. This is the 12 th year that Consumer Protection will formally recognise those involved in consumer or tenant advocacy. Award categories acknowledging the promotion of product safety in the WA marketplace and journalism that raises awareness of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Sep 2015
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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