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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
Fees and forms for co-operatives Forms Form 99 payment form should accompany your application forms, if applicable. 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...
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 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...
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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. The information on this website can help you with answer a question about: housing and accommodation shopping (consumers) and fair trading (businesses) motor cars scams ,...
About us
There are nine steps to registering a co-operative: Make sure you have at least 5 members Decide on the type of co-operative - Decide whether it is best to be a distributing co-operative, or a non-distributing co-op with or without share Capital. Identify one or more primary activities - You must...
Registering a co-operative
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 following is a list of registered co-operatives trading in Western Australia. Register of co-operatives Co-operative Name Co-operative Number Registered Address Suburb Postcode Accredited Grass-Fed Beef Co-operative Ltd C2018002B 3603 Balingup – Nannup Road Nannup 6275 Albany Organised Primary...
Registering a co-operative

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Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
23 Jun 2020
Co-operatives Annual reports templates - directors and auditors
Consumer Protection
Template
26 Apr 2018
Co-operatives schedule 1 - matters for which rules must make provision
Consumer Protection
Schedule
26 Apr 2018
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact the Association and Charities Branch on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact the Association and Charities Branch on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . AGM extensions due to COVID-19 If a co-...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact the Association and Charities Branch on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . This application should only be lodged in...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact the Association and Charities Branch on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . Alteration to the rules must be lodged within...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact t he Association and Charities Branch on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . This application must be lodged at least 21...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact t he Association and Charities Branch on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . This application form and Form 02...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Jun 2020
Form last updated 31 March 2021 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...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
31 Mar 2021

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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

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