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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety will be hosting a free webinar on Friday 12 November from 12pm – 1pm. This free webinar is your chance to ask questions about how volunteers and volunteer organisations may or may not be affected by Western Australian’s new WHS laws...
Information sessions and workshops
Workplace health and safety laws require persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to ensure your safety and the safety of any others in the workplace as much as they reasonably can. This includes minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. A safe and effective vaccine...
COVID 19 - Coronavirus
Questions asked during Safe Work Month Webinar on 30 October 2020 have been compiled along with the department's responses. Commencement When did the Work Health and Safety Act receive assent? The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) was assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. However...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
Conduct of collectors The reputation of a charitable organisation can impact its ability to fundraise and collectors need to be respectful in their dealings with the public. Any information provided about the nature of the organisation or how donations will be used must be true and correct. If...
Donating to charitable purposes
The public’s generosity when responding to a disaster or tragic event is seen by scammers as an opportunity to profit from other people’s misfortune. The best way to avoid being scammed, is to deal directly with licensed charities. Follow these tips to ensure that your donations get to the right...
Donating to charitable purposes
There are a variety of ways to raise money for charitable purposes. Before commencing any fundraising activity, an organisation should make sure that it is familiar with any relevant legislative requirements and any necessary permits are in place. Door to door collections A licence holder may carry...
Fundraising activities
The decision makers for a licensed charitable collector have a responsibility to ensure that public monies raised for charitable purposes are used efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the organisation as opposed to individuals. Managing conflicts of interest is integral to maintaining...
Charity licence requirements
All licences issued under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (the Act ) are subject to standard conditions imposed by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (the Commissioner). A failure by an organisation to comply with these conditions may result in the charitable collections licence being...
Charity licence requirements
Nominating for a Consumer Protection Award The frequently asked questions below provide some helpful information about the Consumer Protection Awards such as the essential entry requirements, how to apply for an award and the judging process. When do nominations open and close? Nominations open in...
Consumer Protection Awards
Consumer Protection is changing the way it administers the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (WA). These reforms are intended to simplify the application and reporting requirements for licensed charities in Western Australia and reduce duplication for those licence holders who are also registered...
Charity licence requirements

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Purpose of the Guideline This Guideline assists the public to understand the circumstances where the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - Consumer Protection Division (Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
07 Oct 2020
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – Consumer Protection Division – Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) – Regulatory approach in response to COVID-19 This Statement sets out the...
Consumer Protection
Notice
31 Jul 2020
Self-check to help your Governing Body (i.e. Management Committee or Board) identify any areas of non-compliance with the Charitable Collections Act 1946 . Checklist for: Management responsibilities...
Consumer Protection
Checklist
17 Jul 2020
Organisations who collect donations from the public for charitable purposes are required to keep collection records and prepare financial reports under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (the Act)...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
17 Jul 2020
There are a variety of ways to raise money for charitable purposes. Before commencing any fundraising activity, an organisation should make sure that it is familiar with any relevant legislative...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
The decision makers for a licensed charitable collector have a responsibility to ensure that public monies raised for charitable purposes are used efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
All licences issued under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (the Act ) are subject to standard conditions imposed by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (the Commissioner). A failure by an...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
Form last updated 23 November 2020 Who needs to use this This form is only to be completed by organisations who hold a charitable collections licence in Western Australia and are NOT registered with...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Nov 2020
Who needs to use this This form should be used to voluntarily cancel an existing charitable collections licence. This form is not to be used by organisations moving from one legal structure to...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
01 Jul 2020
Form last updated 30 July 2020 Who needs to use this This form should be used to notify the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (Commissioner) of any changes to a charitable collections licence...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
30 Jul 2020

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Our offices will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020. Normal services will return on Thursday 2 January 2020. For urgent enquiries please visit our contact page.
Corporate
Department News
04 Dec 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is conducting a stakeholder satisfaction survey to invite feedback on our services and our role as a regulator. The results will help DMIRS focus on business areas and services that need performance improvements. If you subscribe to a DMIRS email newsletter or subscriber news service, you may be contacted by email and invited to take...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Apr 2019
A family in mourning over the death of a child from toppling furniture has won a Consumer Protection Award, along with a consumer advocate, a community support group and an ABC reporter. The winners were announced by Commerce Minister John Quigley during a presentation breakfast at the University Club of WA. Reef Kite was almost two years old when he was killed in October 2015 when a chest of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Mar 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
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
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

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