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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 AssociationsOnline
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 AssociationsOnline
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Please note: the information on this page is out of date.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...
Consultations
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CP Awards - no year , by Consumer Protection
2022 Consumer Protection Awards - ceremony postponed. The 2022 Consumer Protection Awards presentation ceremony scheduled to be held in Perth on 18 March 2022, has been postponed until later in the year due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the...
Consumer Protection Awards
All applications and forms can be submitted via email to charities@dmirs.wa.gov.au Forms to be submitted for charitable collections Action What to submit When Exemptions Renew charitable collections licence Application for WA charitable collections licence Submit at least 6 weeks prior to expiry...
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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
13 Apr 2021
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
INC. A guide for incorporated associations in Western Australia is a good governance guide for incorporated associations and clubs. The guide: provides information on the key legal provisions under...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
15 Mar 2022
Form last updated 23 November 2020 This form is used to apply for a Charitable Collections licence in Western Australia. Instructions Type directly into this form electronically before printing and...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Nov 2020
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

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