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A licence holder must keep accurate records of its charitable collections activities. These collection records must include: Accounts setting out the money and goods collected or received by the collector for a charitable purpose; and Statements setting out the way the money and goods collected or...
Charity licence requirements
Each licence holder has a governing body that is responsible for the management of the organisation and its operations. The name of the governing body can vary depending on the organisation’s structure and may be known as the management committee, board of directors or trustees. When applying for a...
Charity licence requirements
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
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...
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Patricia Blake January 2023 - Current Patricia Blake (known as Trish) became Commissioner for Consumer Protection and Executive Director for Consumer Protection in January 2023. Prior to becoming Commissioner Trish has been the Director of Retail and Services within Consumer Protection and worked...
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Every incorporated association must submit an association’s information statement (AIS) every year. The AIS is a short online form that asks basic questions about an incorporated association’s operations to confirm that it is still active and eligible to remain incorporated. Why an incorporated...
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

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Tenancy WA in conjunction with the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA are providing training on the upcoming ‘Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence)...
Consumer Protection
Promotions
14 Apr 2019
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
13 Apr 2021
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
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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 Dec 2023
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

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