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The major steps for applying for incorporation are: Choose a name. Adopt a set of rules which comply with the requirements of the Act. An association can choose to prepare its own rules or adopt the prescribed model rules; and Lodge an application for incorporation with the required accompanying...
What is an incorporated association?
Groups can be set up for many social, sporting and community purposes. Incorporating an association provides a simple and affordable way for these not for profit member groups to establish themselves as legal entities. What does incorporation mean? When a group incorporates, it becomes a legal...
What is an incorporated association?
A licence holder may choose to engage the services of a commercial fundraiser who will collect donations from the public on its behalf. As the commercial fundraiser will be marketing the organisation within the community, careful selection is important to safeguard the licence holder’s reputation...
Fundraising activities
There may be times where a person or organisation wants to conduct a charitable collection but it is not practical to apply for a licence under the Charitable Collection Act 1946 . For example: the appeal is going to be a one-off event or only for a short time; or the collector is an individual or...
Charity licence applications
Street collections must be carried out strictly in accordance with the guidelines established for the conducting of such appeals. Collections are only to be made upon the day, between the hours and within the area specified on the Permit issued. Each person assisting or taking part in the...
Street collections
A street collection is the "soliciting of funds or contributions and the selling and offering for sale of any button, badge, token, or other similar thing for the purpose of raising funds or contributions" in a public street or thoroughfare. Any organisation wanting to conduct a street collection...
Street collections
An application for a charitable collections licence should be lodged with the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (the Commissioner). All applications received will be reviewed by the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee, an independent body, which makes recommendations to the Commissioner...
Charity licence applications
Licence holders can choose to adopt the Voluntary Code of Practice for public fundraising which provides a recommended set of principles and guidelines for collections in Western Australia. It is intended to apply to charitable and not for profit organisations, individuals, one off fundraising...
Fundraising activities
Any person or organisation wishing to seek donations from the public in Western Australia for a charitable cause is required to be licenced under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 . Charitable purposes Collections for the following charitable purposes will require a licence: relief of the sick,...
Charity licence applications
The Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards provides an opportunity to reward and recognise the achievements of individuals, non-government organisations, businesses, local governments, journalists and media outlets that have increased awareness of consumer issues, provided support for...
Consumer Protection Awards

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Form last updated 1 April 2021 Use this application form to lodge the changes made to an incorporated association’s rules (also commonly known as the constitution) by special resolution of its...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
07 Apr 2021
Form last updated 1 April 2021 Form 4 This application form should be used to notify the Commissioner for Consumer Protection of the association’s address and postal address for service of notice...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
07 Apr 2021
The guide helps AssociationsOnline users lodge applications. Lodging an application You can start an application lodgement or check the progress of a form you have lodged or updated. You will be able...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
15 Feb 2018
The guide helps AssociationsOnline users find and purchase documents. Finding documents Begin with a search for an organisation, select the association you are interested in and then click "Order...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
30 Nov 2017
The guide helps AssociationsOnline you to manage your own role and other user's accounts (if you are a primary user). Manage users From the home screen, click on the "Manage my account" button, then...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
27 Jul 2017
The guide helps AssociationsOnline users manage associations they are linked to, lodge applications and read notifications. Add an existing From the home screen, select "Add an existing association"...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
15 Feb 2018
The guide helps AssociationsOnline users manage their account including updating their personal details and password. Manage my account Click on the Manage my account button. On the Manage my account...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
27 Jul 2017
The guide helps AssociationsOnline users navigate through the welcome screen, enrolment, login and search for associations. To enrol in the system simply: Go to AssociationsOnline Click "Enrol" Enter...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
15 Feb 2018
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
On 1 July 2016 the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (the new law) commenced replacing the previous Associations Incorporation Act 1987. The new law provides for the regulation of incorporated not-...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
05 Jul 2016

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