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David Hillyard was appointed as Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection in December 2015. Prior to this, he was the Director of Consumer Protection’s Retail and Services Directorate. David has worked with Consumer Protection for over 35 years and has been in senior management roles where most...
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Displaying a co-operative name The co-operative’s name must appear on its common seal, publications and business documents. You must also display a notice at the co-operative’s registered office stating the name of the co-operative and identifying the address as its registered office. Annual...
Running a co-operative
The rules are one of the most important documents any co-operative will create. The rules form the basis of everything a co-operative does, so taking time to be thorough, thinking them through and getting them right will pay dividends. The rules form a binding contract between the co-operative and...
Rules
If a co-operative intends to cease its activities, winding up ensures its assets are distributed lawfully. A co-operative can be wound-up in four ways: Winding-up on Certificate of the Registrar; Winding-up by the Supreme Court; Voluntary Winding-up by a creditor; or Voluntary winding-up by members...
Winding up a co-operative
The Co-operatives Amendment Act 2016 (the Act), commenced on 1 January 2017, and amends the Co-operatives Act 2009 . These changes align co-operatives law in Western Australia with co-operatives legislation in other states and territories and allow Western Australia to participate in the Co-...
New laws for co-operatives
This is the second stage in the review of laws affecting co-operatives in Western Australia. Status : Closed - Monday 29 February 2016 Consumers and business who believe they may be affected by proposals to amend the Co-operatives Regulations 2010 were urged to consider the proposed changes and to...
Consultations and reports
Fees and forms for co-operatives Forms Form 99 payment form should accompany your application forms Registering a co-operative Form 01 Application for approval of proposed rules of a co-operative Form 02 Application for approval of disclosure statement for a proposed distributing co-operative Form...
Registering a co-operative
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...
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Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . Fees and Forms Addititonal forms are available on...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Nov 2017
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . Fees and Forms Addititonal forms are available on...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Nov 2017
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . This application should only be lodged in...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Nov 2017
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . Alteration to the rules must be lodged within 28...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Nov 2017
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . This application must be lodged at least 21 days (or...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Nov 2017
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . This application form and Form 02 Application for...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Nov 2017
This payment form may be used for the payment of fees that are specified in the Co-operatives Regulations 2009. NO GST PAYABLE on these fees. Please ensure this payment form is lodged along with the...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
24 Oct 2017
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
Have your say Feedback on the proposed amendments will be accepted until Monday 29 February 2016 Make a submission The Co-operatives Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill), introduced into the Parliament in...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
13 Jan 2016
Consumer Protection
Information
27 May 2014

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Western Australian co-operatives have now been included under national regulations, completing a reform process that enables them to compete equally with other enterprises. The final step in the reform process came with the recent approval of amendments to the national regulations, which recognise new WA laws that came into effect on January 1, 2017. The new laws offer several advantages to co-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Nov 2017
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Are you a member of a club or group? If it is a registered Association, do you know if it has lodged its annual information statement? We are compiling a list of associations that may be defunct as they have not been submitting an annual information statement and appear to have been dormant for 12 months or more. The reason...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2017
New laws have been passed which are aimed at helping associations and clubs in WA operate more efficiently by providing them with a clearer framework in which to operate under a simplified set of regulations. The new laws will replace the existing Associations Incorporation Act 1987 and will apply to all existing incorporated associations in Western Australia. The changes are expected to come...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Dec 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
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