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A benefit of incorporating is an association has perpetual succession, which means it can continue to exist regardless of any changes to it its membership.
However, there may come a time where the association has a lack of members or there is no longer any interest in continuing its activities and the incorporation of the association should be ended.
There are a number of ways in which an association’s incorporation can cease. These include the:
An association’s incorporation may also come to an end if its members choose to either amalgamate (merge) the association with another incorporated association to form a new incorporated association or becoming registered as a different type of body corporate under another law.
We are compiling a list of associations which may be defunct as they have not been submitting an annual information statement and appear to have been inactive/dormant for 12 months or more.
If you are or were a member of a club, society or association which is now defunct please let us know by completing our very simple 'report a defunct association' online form.
Handy information you might be able to provide us includes:
The list of associations which may be defunct should be available soon.
Go to the Inc guide e-book: Deregistering an incorporated association www.commerce.wa.gov.au/books/inc-guide-incorporated-associations-western-australia/deregistering-incorporated-association