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  1. Becoming an unincorporated association

    Where an incorporated association has decided to wind up, there may be some members who wish to carry on some or all of the old association’s activities. Please note if this course of action is being contemplated, the old association’s assets or property ...

  2. Inc: A Guide for Incorporated Associations in Western Australia

    In Western Australia there are nearly 20,000 not-for-profit groups registered as incorporated associations. An incorporated association or club is able to pursue its objects and purposes by applying for grants, opening bank accounts and holding property i ...

  3. Introduction to the INC Guide

    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, there are over 17,000 of these groups that have regist ...

  4. Associations Incorporation Act 2015

    On 1 July 2016 the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 came into force.  The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety- Consumer Protection Division is responsible for administering the Act. The Associations and Charities Branch of Consumer Prot ...

  5. AssociationsOnline

    AssociationsOnline is a secure online portal provided by Consumer Protection for incorporated associations, industry stakeholders and members of the public to check the status of an incorporated association, purchase copies of documents, submit a range of ...

  6. A note on copyright

    Throughout this guide, various websites have been referred to for additional information, forms and policies.  In some cases the information will be protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright owner. The website wi ...

  7. A final word

    This guide is written primarily for people without a legal background and deals with a large number of areas, involving in some cases quite complex laws and regulations.  The guide therefore simplifies a number of matters.  As a result, topics are explain ...

  8. Introduction to incorporated associations

    This chapter explains what it means to be incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 and the various powers of an incorporated association. Key points Incorporation creates a new legal entity with powers similar to those of a natural perso ...

  9. Effect of incorporation

    The purpose of incorporation is to create a legal entity that is separate from the individual members.  In practical terms incorporating means: the association becomes a body corporate with perpetual succession (it may exist forever, even as its membershi ...

  10. Powers of an incorporated association

    The association may do all things that are necessary or convenient to pursue its objects and purposes. It may: acquire, hold, deal with and dispose of any real property (land) or personal property (goods, shares, etc.);  open and operate bank accounts;  i ...

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