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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?
The Consumer Protection Awards provides an opportunity to reward and recognise the achievements of individuals, organisations, businesses, local governments, journalists and media outlets that have made gains in increasing awareness of consumer issues, provided support for disadvantaged consumers...
Consumer Protection Awards
The judging process The judging process will be merit-based using the methods below. Consumer Protection will coordinate an independent assessment process to review each nomination received. Judges for the awards panel are chosen for their expertise, knowledge and experience in consumer protection...
Consumer Protection Awards

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This is the second in a series of transition packs to help Associations with understanding the changes for the new law. This information pack (the pack) focuses on the enhanced AssociationsOnline...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
13 Jun 2016
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
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
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

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