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Reporting requirement for charities All charitable organisations licensed under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (the Act) are required to submit audited accounts to the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee each year. An audit of the charity accounts are mandatory regardless of the...
Reporting requirements
The Charitable Collections Regulations 1947 requires the applicant for a charitable collections licence to provide details of the executive officers of the organisation. An application for a charitable collections licence must include the details of three (3) principal executive officers (PEO)...
Reporting requirements
Cancelling a charitable collections licence If an organisation wishes to cancel their charitable collections licence due to winding up or ceasing collection activities in Western Australia they should email the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee (the Committee) at charities@dmirs.wa.gov.au...
Apply for a charity licence
Charitable collections licences are issued for a period of three years and can be renewed after that time for another three year period. All applications to renew a licence are referred to the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee for consideration. To renew a licence an Application to renew a...
Apply for a charity licence
Members have a crucial role in ensuring their association conducts its affairs in an acceptable way. If there is a problem in the association, members and committees should make all reasonable attempts to resolve any complaints themselves, whether informally or through the dispute resolution...
Fees, forms and publications
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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Associations and clubs are required to submit an information statement to Consumer Protection every year. This statement confirms the association is still active, eligible to be incorporated and has held its Annual General Meeting. Statement due dates Information statements must be lodged within...
Running an association
Aim to change the rules at your next AGM The deadline for incorporated associations and clubs to update the rules to meet the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 requirements is 30 June 2019. Consumer Protection recommends committees aim to have the proposed changes to the rules ready for members...
Running an association
Reporting requirements for tier 2 and 3 associations Tier 2 and tier 3 associations must prepare a financial report containing financial statements and notes that comply with the accounting standards. Tier 2 and tier 3 associations may be exempt from complying with accounting standards during their...
Running an association
A benefit of incorporating is an association has perpetual succession, which means it can continue to exist regardless of any changes to it its membership. However, there may come a time where the association has a lack of members or there is no longer any interest in continuing its activities and...
Running an association

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Tenancy WA, in conjunction with the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA, is are providing training on the upcoming Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family...
Consumer Protection
Promotions
11 Oct 2018
Consumer Protection WA, in conjunction with the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre, is hosting a networking session and delivering a presentation outlining upcoming FDV related tenancy law...
Consumer Protection
Alert
03 Sep 2018
Who needs to use this This form should be used to obtain special approval to appoint an auditor that does not meet the qualification provisions prescribed in s15(2) of the Charitable Collections Act...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Aug 2018
The Charitable Collections Licence - Annual Statement has replaced the Charitable Collections - Income and Expenditure Statement Who needs to use this All charities licenced in Western Australia must...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
20 Sep 2018
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
29 Jun 2018
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
29 Jun 2018
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
29 Jun 2018
This video is of one of the presentations held prior to the commencement of the 2016 law and covers: Effect of new laws on existing incorporated associations Overview of changes Prescribed Model...
Consumer Protection
Training material
16 May 2018
Metropolitan area map
Consumer Protection
Information
15 May 2018
All incorporated associations are required to provide for 19 Schedule 1 items in the rules. The below table shows where each of the Schedule 1 matters has been provided for in the model rules:...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
14 May 2018

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Announcements

Funding to provide family violence rental law education for tenant advocates After the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018 passed the Lower House in June 2018, $50,000 from the State Government’s Consumer Credit Account is being granted to Tenancy WA to train community workers ahead of the tenancy law changes. Tenancy WA in conjunction with the Women’s Council...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jul 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
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
The value of the support that community legal centres provide the WA community has been recognised in the 2017 Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards. Karen Merrin, who has managed the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre in Mirrabooka for the past 20 years, has been honoured with the Rona Okely Award for an individual who has given their time, energy and experience for the betterment...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Mar 2017
Individuals and organisations in WA involved in promoting consumer and tenancy rights and providing community support are urged to submit a nomination for the Consumer Protection Awards 2017. Nominations are now open for the awards which formally recognise the efforts of individuals, groups, businesses, advocates, local government and the media in educating the community about their rights and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2016
Fraudsters posing as CEOs or third-party suppliers have cost Western Australian businesses and not-for-profits at least $500,000 in the last two years, prompting a warning about ‘man in the middle scams’. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said the fraud works in two equally sophisticated ways. “The false boss or CEO scam usually hacks a chief executive officer or senior...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2016
The AssociationsOnline portal is currently unavailable as it is being updated. The new system, expected to be released over the coming weeks, will be in line with the new law and improve the ability of associations to self-manage many processes. In the meantime, please visit the fees and forms page to make any applications and see the latest version of the model rules. The Inc guide is a...
Consumer Protection
Alert
30 Jun 2016
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
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe The Syrian refugee crisis has prompted an outpouring of public support for those in need of aid. Consumer Protection would like to remind Western Australians, who try to make a difference through charitable donations, to choose an established humanitarian charity. Charities in Western Australia need to be licensed and you can check...
Consumer Protection
Department News
25 Sep 2015
The WA community has its annual opportunity to nominate deserving candidates for a Consumer Protection Award, from now until the end of November 2015. This is the 12 th year that Consumer Protection will formally recognise those involved in consumer or tenant advocacy. Award categories acknowledging the promotion of product safety in the WA marketplace and journalism that raises awareness of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Sep 2015

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