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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), 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...
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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. Read our publication Your guide to Consumer Protection for further information. The information on this website can help you with answer a question about: housing and...
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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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
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
25 Jun 2019
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
25 Feb 2020

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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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