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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. Qualifications of reviewers and auditors The regulations set out the qualifications for reviewers...
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
Consumer Protection has resources and publications available to help your association understand and meet its legal obligations under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 , including: Incorporated Associations self check This simple checklist provides a summary of the main obligations of a...
Running an association
Why should you incorporate an association? While incorporating under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 is voluntary incorporation offers groups some benefits including: members and officers of the association are generally not liable to contribute towards the payment of debts or liabilities...
What is an incorporated association?
The following information is to help you use the AssociationsOnline system. There are also several step-by-step guides with detailed support information. While in the system, the FAQ and help resources button, located at the top right of each page, will link you back to this page to access the help...
INC Guide and Associations Online
AssociationsOnline is an online portal for incorporated associations to submit applications and manage their contact information 24/7. A ll previous users of the old system (users enrolled before 1 July 2016) and new users will need to enrol / create a new login and password. Users will be to begin...
INC Guide and Associations Online
These publications will assist associations and clubs in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015. Committee facts sheets Identifying and managing conflicts of interest Committee and officer duties Eligibility requirements for committee members...
Fees, forms and publications
The model rules are a standard set of rules that have been developed for use by associations who do not wish to develop their own rules. These rules meet all the requirements of the Act and provide a suitable governance framework for an incorporated association. If your association chooses to use...
Running an association
Scams, ripoffs and frauds are becoming more and more commonplace. Consumer Protection has developed WA ScamNet as one method of combatting this ever increasing problem. WA ScamNet What is WA ScamNet? WA ScamNet profiles the most prevalent scams targeting Western Australians and provides information...
Scams
Please note: the information on this page is out of date. CONSULTATION CLOSED Statu s: Closed 3 November 2014 Background On 11 September 2014 the Government introduced a Bill into parliament to replace the current Associations Incorporation Act 1987 . The Bill will repeal and replace the current...
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Purpose of the Guideline The Guideline has been developed to assist the public to understand the circumstances where the Commissioner for Consumer Protection may consider exercising the power under...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
04 Jan 2018
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) is the national law for fair trading and consumer protection, which applies across Australia. The ACL came into force on 1 January 2011. The ACL provides a range of...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
03 Jan 2018
This document covers guidelines for the licensing of online crowdfunding campaigns for social causes - exceptions to requirement for charitable collections licence. Purpose of Guidelines The purpose...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
20 Sep 2017
INC. A guide for incorporated associations in Western Australia is a good governance guide for incorporated associations and clubs. The guide: outlines the key legal requirements for the management...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
20 Sep 2019
This form is used to apply for a Charitable Collections licence in Western Australia. Instructions Type directly into this form electronically before printing and signing it or hand print neatly...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
01 Jul 2020
This form is to be completed to renew a charitable collections licence. Instructions Ensure all questions on this form have been answered Type directly into this form electronically before printing...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Aug 2017
The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (the Act) includes specific responsibilities for auditors and reviewers appointed by an incorporated association. These requirements have been listed below for...
Consumer Protection
Information
05 Jul 2017
Incorporated associations who fall into Tier 2 and 3 for financial reporting purposes have specific responsibilities under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (the Act) with respect to appointing...
Consumer Protection
Information
05 Jul 2017
Every incorporated association has its own set of rules (often known as the constitution ) which defines the group’s objects and purposes and outlines how its affairs will be managed. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
16 Mar 2020
Explaining the Schedule 1 requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015. Every incorporated association has a set of rules (often called the constitution) which outlines how the association...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
07 Dec 2016

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