Incorporated Association Act

Associations Incorporation Act 2015

For clubs, leagues or zones that are Incorporated bodies you should be aware that changes to the Associations Incorporation Act will require you to commence amendments to your Constitution (often referred to as Rules) and the way you conduct your operations from 1st July 2016.

Please use the links to support material contained below or contact Bowls Australia Regional Bowls Managers who can also assist.

Clive Adams WA RBM – North
M: 0408 136 831

Steve Unsworth WA RBM – South
M: 0418 890 680

For bowling clubs with a liquor licence please note you may need to follow a different process.  We recommend you contact Clubs WAfor more information.

Transition Packs

The packs will provide an overview of the changes to be introduced under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015, answers some frequently asked questions and explains what associations will be required to do when the time comes to transition over to the new law.

To read more and download the Transition Packs click here

Association Rules checklist

From 1 July 2016, the a number of items must be addressed in all rules (also known as the constitution) of Western Australian incorporated associations.

For a full list of these rules and the Rules checklist for New Associations guide click here

Model Rules

The Model Rules are a guide to help you develop your Association’s rules.  Included in the downloadable document are the prescribed model rules as well as guidance notes and Act requirements.  

The model rules guide help your association prepare for the new laws commencing on 1 July 2016.

To read more about Model Rules and download the Model Rules Guide click here

Clubs who are members of Clubs WA also have Model Rules available which can be used and includes requirements around Liquor Licensing.

Video: Making the Change – Associations Incorporations Act 2015