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WAGS Constitution

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Updated versions of the WAGS Constitution are available here.

Download the current version of WAGS Constitution (as amended at the June 2013 AGM) as a .pdf document

Current -  pdfWAGS Constitution 2001-2013

Previous versions  -    pdf WAGS Constitution 2001-2012   -  pdfWAGS Constitution 2001-2011  


Proposed New Rules of Association and By-laws for WAGS - 2018


The Associations Incorporation Act was amended in 2015 with effect from 1 July 2016. The amended Act requires that all incorporated bodies have three years from 1 July 2016 to either revise their Association Rules (Constitution) or adopt the Model Rules  as their own Association Rules.

WAGS Management Committee resolved to adopt the Model Rules as the Society’s own Rules and create by-laws to address additional governance and administration matters for the management of WAGS affairs and business.

New Rules Update - 30/07/2018

The new Rules of Association and By-Laws were formally adopted by special resolution passed unanimously at a Special General Meeting of the Society held at WAGS, unit 4, 48 May Street Bayswater, on 29 July 2018. The next step is to register the new rules before they can become official. A further notice will be posted on this page when this process is completed.

New Rules Update - 30/03/2018

A members workshop was held on Saturday 24 March 2018  to discuss and give feedback on the revised Association Rules and By-laws. Some proposed changes were subsequently adopted by the Committee.

As only two members in addition to committee members attended the workshop on 24 March there will not be any further workshops held. It is proposed to convene a General Meeting of the Society on 29 July 2018 for the purpose of formally adopting the new Rules and by-laws. Formal Notice of Meeting will be published at a later date.

The revised Rules of Association replacing the previous WAGS Constitution and new and revised by-laws, amended on 26 March 2018, are posted here for member's consideration:

Explanatory Note 11/12/2017: pdf20171204_Rules_notice.pdf  Explanatory Note Update 30/3/2018:  pdfRules_notice-18-03.pdf

Draft Rules of Association (formerly 'Constitution'):  pdf2018_WAGS_assoc-rules-everyday_v4.pdf (935.83 KB)  Draft by-laws: pdfWAGS_bylaws_18-03.pdf


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