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Charitable organisations on occasions may require the services of a commercial fundraiser. This information will help your organisation obtain the best outcome. Commercial fundraisers are not required to be licensed under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 and consequently any agreement between...
Collection types
Are you planning to raise money: to help someone in need in your community; to assist in disaster relief efforts; or for someone who needs urgent treatment for a medical condition? Even if your appeal is going to be a one-off event or only for a short time, the requirements of the Charitable...
Collection types
If you wish to raise funds for a charitable purpose by the sale of raffle tickets you will require a Charitable Collections licence . However, all enquiries regarding Permits to conduct a raffle in Western Australia should be directed to the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor Phone: (08) 9425...
Collection types
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...
Collection types
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...
Collection types
House to House Collection Organisations that are licensed under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 are entitled to visit a house to collect money or sell goods for a charitable purpose. All appeals must be authorised by the governing body of the charitable organisation or by an officer authorised...
Collection types
Shopping centres, particularly larger ones, have developed a role extending beyond that of traditional retailing, to become a focal point for community services and activities. In effect, they have replaced the village square or town centre and, as such, attract a large number of visitors on a...
Collection types
An organisation needs to lodge an application through the Charitable Collections Advisory Committee to become a licensed charity. The c ommittee meet on a monthly basis to consider new applications and make recommendations to the Department's Minister in regards to all charity licensing matters...
Apply for a charity licence
Once an organisation becomes licensed it may choose to comply with the voluntary code of practice for public fundraising. The code provides a recommended set of principles and guidelines for public fundraising in Western Australia. It is intended to apply to charitable and not for profit...
What is a charity?
Any organisation or club collecting money or goods from the public for charitable purposes, needs to be licensed under the Charitable Collections Act . There is no fee required for a licence, however each of the Principal Executive Officers must provide a national police clearance . To apply for a...
What is a charity?

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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
The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (the new law) commencing on 1 July will mean a few changes to the way your association is run. Here are some common questions to help your transition...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
11 Oct 2016
Associations occasionally produce newsletters about latest laws, reminders, events and news. Subscribe to Associations newsletters Sign up via our campaign service to receive the Associations...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
12 Apr 2017
This is a guide to help you develop your Association's rules. It is the prescribed model rules as well as guidance notes and Act requirements. The prescribed rules are published in the Associations...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
06 Sep 2016
The new law requirements From 1 July 2016, the following items must be addressed in all rules (also known as the constitution) of Western Australian incorporated associations. Not for profit clause...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
01 Dec 2016
Making The Change Consumer Protection is conducting information sessions on the new associations law to assist associations in making the change before the expected commencement date on 1 July 2016...
Consumer Protection
Training material
24 Mar 2016
New law for Associations will commence on 1 July 2016. This is the first of a series of transition packs to help Associations with understanding the changes. This information pack provides an...
Consumer Protection
Information
10 Aug 2016
New laws for incorporated associations and clubs coming in 2016 New laws have been passed which are aimed at helping incorporated associations in WA operate more efficiently by providing them with a...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
22 Dec 2015
What a busy financial year it has been It has been a very eventful 12 months for the Associations Branch of the Department of Commerce: Five hundred and forty-four new associations became...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
22 Dec 2015
The following information will help prepare your association for the new law commencing in July 2016. You can read the information below or download the full fact sheet from the document link above...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
11 Jan 2016

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