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Surrendering a licence If a licence holder does not conduct any charitable collection activities in Western Australia over a continuous 12 month period it is required to surrender its licence to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (the Commissioner). If there is a reason why the organisation...
Charity licence applications
On 1 July 2020, Consumer Protection introduced continuous licences for Western Australian charitable collectors. These reforms are being implemented in stages and all licences issued between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020 will be cancelled and re-issued as continuous licences. For all remaining...
Charity licence applications
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
Lanie Chopping is the current Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia and Acting Executive Director, Consumer Protection (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety). Prior to being appointed to act in this role from January 2020, Lanie was the head of the Priorities...
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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 (AGM). Important change: New reporting exemption for associations...
Running an association
Changes to the rules, names or objects of an incorporated association can only be made by passing a special resolution at a general meeting. The publications and videos on this page will assist the association to review, update and lodge the rules. Changes of rules work book To get started download...
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. 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?

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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
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
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 – notification
23 Jun 2020
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
The AssoicationsOnline help guide provides a summary of the AssoicationsOnline help guides available at: Help guide 1: Enrol, login and search Help guide 2: Manage my account Help guide 3: Manage my...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
28 Mar 2018
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

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