Approval of a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - Western Australia


You will require this approval if you are an occupational association preparing a scheme for the purposes of limiting the occupational liability of members of your association. 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.

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 and
  • limits membership to members of that occupational group.

The scheme may indicate an intention to operate as a scheme in Western Australia only, or Western Australia and another State or Territory. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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
  • have prepared a scheme for approval and
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $5000.00 -
Apply Licence All -

$50 annual fee for each member of the association subject to the scheme and ordinarily a resident in Western Australia.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Approval of a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Professional Standards Act 1997 WA

Regulation(s) name

Professional Standards Regulations 1998 WA

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.


Professional Standards Council

Operating address: Level 2
111 Elizabeth Street
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4021
Sydney, Western Australia 2000
Phone: 02 8315 0800
Fax: 02 8315 0899