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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. Need a form? Associations fees, forms and online transactions lists all forms you need to set up, run or dissolve an association. You can also visit...
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.
Kimberley Floods 2023
Kimberley Floods 2023, by Consumer Protection
WA ScamNet Alert: Kimberley flood scams Watch out for Kimberley flood scams involving...
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Please note: the information on this page is out of date.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
CP Awards - 2024
CP Awards - 2024, by Consumer Protection
2024 Consumer Protection Awards Nominations for the 2024 awards are now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in mid-March. Previous winners are listed on the Consumer Protection Awards winners and finalists page ...
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 Applying for a Charity Licence Application for a WA charitable collections licence Submit Annual Financial Return and financial...
Forms and publications
Consumer Protection has a variety of prescribed (mandatory) and template forms. The links below are to help you find the form you need: Licences Motor vehicle industry licensing fees and forms (Motor vehicle dealers, salespersons, yard managers, car market operators, repairers and repair businesses...
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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
16 Aug 2022
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
16 Aug 2022
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
10 Aug 2022
IMPORTANT: If you were enrolled prior to 1 July 2016 your old log in details will not work. To be able to manage the information about your association and lodge applications each person needs to...
Consumer Protection
Information
01 Aug 2018
To be able to manage the information about your association and lodge applications every AssociationsOnline user needs to be linked to their association. A user may choose to be linked as a primary...
Consumer Protection
Information
06 Dec 2016
Discuss as a Committee how your charity rates in complying with its obligations in WA. Disclaimer : the information contained in this publication is not intended to be legal advice and should not be...
Consumer Protection
Checklist
19 Sep 2018

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