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.