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The law governming associations in Western Australia has changed as of 1 July 2016. More information about the changes are covered on the Associations new law page. A number of resources were made to help Associations adjust to the new law. Transition packs The packs will provide an overview of the...
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Please note: the information on this page is out of date. Please refer to the Associations new laws page for up to date information. CONSULTATION CLOSED Statu s: Closed 3 November 2014 Background On 11 September 2014 the Government introduced a Bill into parliament to 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 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
All charities licensed in Western Australia must submit an Income and Expenditure Statement to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia annually. When to use this form All...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
06 Oct 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
IMPORTANT: If you were enrolled prior to 1 July 2016 your old log in details will not work. To be able to manage the information about your association and lodge applications each person needs to...
Consumer Protection
Information
06 Dec 2016
To be able to manage the information about your association and lodge applications every AssociationsOnline user needs to be linked to their association. A user may choose to be linked as a primary...
Consumer Protection
Information
06 Dec 2016
Discuss as a Committee how your charity rates in complying with its obligations in WA. Disclaimer : the information contained in this publication is not intended to be legal advice and should not be...
Consumer Protection
Checklist
01 Nov 2016

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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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