Approval and Participation in a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - Western Australia


You will need this approval if you are an occupational association preparing a scheme for the purposes of limiting the occupational liability of members of your association. The scheme aims to help improve the standards of professionals that are a part of occupational associations.

An occupational association is a body corporate that:

  • represents the interests of people who are members of the same or related occupational groups, including a professional group and trade group
  • limits membership to members of that occupational group.

Occupational liability is a civil liability, payment of damages or potential lawsuit arising from anything done by a member of an occupational association in the performance of their occupation.

The scheme may indicate an intention to operate as a scheme in Western Australia only, or Western Australia and other jurisdictions.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must be an occupational association.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $5000.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $50.00

Annual fee for each member of the association subject to the scheme and ordinarily a resident in Western Australia. Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Application Guidelines - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Professional Standards Act 1997 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Professional Standards Regulations 1998 Western Australia

Administering agency

Professional Standards Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Professional Standards Council

Western Australia
Operating address: St James Centre
Level 2
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4021
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 555 772
Phone: 02 8315 0800
Website: Professional Standards Council (Opens in new window)