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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), was reformed in 2017. The changes aligned co-operatives law in Western Australia with co-operatives legislation in other states and territories and allow Western Australia to participate in the Co-operatives National Law (CNL). In preparation for the...
Running a co-operative
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 & Fees from 1 July 2022 The fees listed below are correct as at 1 July 2022. Fees are subject to annual review and may change without notice. Coop fees and forms Activity Form Fees from 1 July 2022 (all amounts are GST exempt) Starting a 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 Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Commerce, are available from the Government Media Office page . Media statements issued by the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and...
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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. For individual advice you can contact us . The information on this website can help you with answer a question about: housing and accommodation shopping (consumers) and fair...
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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Obtaining copies of documents Contact the Co-operatives Unit by calling 1300 304 074 for a quotation before submitting this form to request copies of documents. Lodging your request The document fee/...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . This application should only be lodged in...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
23 Jun 2020
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 – application
13 Apr 2021
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
13 Apr 2021
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
13 Apr 2021

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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

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