CommunityCONNECT

CommunityCONNECT portal

The CommunityCONNECT portal is a free resource to provide greater access to the community on community group information.  Visitors to the website are able to search for particular types of groups or groups in their area.  Groups can register with the Shire and maintain their own group information, as well as include information on meetings and events for the benefit of others in the community.

Visit the online CommunityCONNECT portal →

Community CONNECT Program

In an effort to support and build greater strength and capacity within local community and the not for profit sector, the Shire has developed CommunityCONNECT – a volunteer and community group support program. The program has five main objectives (STARR): Supporting, Training, Access to Funding, Resources and Research. Click here for more information. 

Associations Incorporation Act 2015

As of 1 July 2016 the new Associations Incorporation Act 2015 came into effect. This means that every incorporated community group and association will be required to change their constitution to comply with the new rules. 

The new law requires associations to update their rules as well as introduce a number of changes regarding financial reporting, governance, privacy, the rules and membership of incorporated associations.

How do I prepare my club or organisation for the new law?

New model rules and guidance notes

Transition packs and other resources 

More information about these changes is available on the Dept. Commerce website or by contacting the Dept. Commerce’s Associations Branch on 1300 30 40 74.

Community Network Group

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River facilitates the Community Network Group (CNG), previously known as the Community Network Committee, inviting all human service, not-for-profit, community based organisations and interested community members to attend. Established in 2006, the group was formed to improve communication, networking, coordination and sharing of resources and ideas between the stakeholders who provide services within the shire.

Hot topics regularly discussed include disability access and inclusion, youth, health, education, community safety, leavers, active ageing, funding, volunteering, training and other development opportunities.

The CNG is open to not-for-profit service providers, Government representatives (Local, State and Federal), community groups, individuals and organisations concerned with human or community service provision in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River (including education and voluntary organisations).

For more information regarding the CNG or to register your interest to attend the next CNG meeting please contact the Shire on 9780 5255 or email amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au.

Community Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for updates regarding events, changes and general happenings within your community.

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Contact the Shire

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255

Emergencies

For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call us through the National Relay Service

Change of details form

To ensure that you receive your Rates Notice on time we need to be updated on changes. You can do this online.