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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Please note: the information on this page is out of date.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 2019 Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2019 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: Bev...
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
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 John R. Quigley LLB JP MLA, Minister for Commerce, are available from the Government Media Office page . Media statements issued by the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for...
About us
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...
About us
Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Need to submit a payment? Cashier counter services are located at the Cannington office , you can lodge payments for: tenancy bonds; licence and registration applications; and associations,...
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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
When to use this form 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...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
22 Aug 2018
Every incorporated association has its own set of rules (often known as the constitution ) which defines the group’s objects and purposes and outlines how its affairs will be managed. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
04 Jul 2019
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
01 Aug 2018
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
19 Sep 2018
This complaint form only applies to potential breaches of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 and the Charitable Collections Act 1946 . Consumer Protection will not generally intervene in...
Consumer Protection
Form – registration
08 Sep 2017
It is common for potential conflicts of interest to arise in associations and clubs because people with a common interest are brought together and they are often involved in more than one community...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
01 Nov 2016

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