Resources for community groups

Access to funding

Access to paid video conferencing

The Shire can assist community groups with access to paid Zoom (video conferencing) accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this will help you to stay connected during this time.

We have two options to support you:

1. If you need a 1 hour meeting once a fortnight (or less often)
The Shire can assist using our guest zoom accounts. To use this service please send your community group name, meeting time, date, number of participants and meeting duration to [email protected]. We will arrange a one-off zoom meeting for you and send you the log in details to host the meeting. Please be sure to book 1 business day in advance of your meeting to allow for processing time.

2. If you need 1 hour meeting twice a fortnight (or more often)
The Shire can assist through the Community Care Fund, to purchase your group a standard six month zoom subscription. Please email your request to [email protected], including your community group name and why you require frequent video conferencing for your community activity.

Volunteer management

  • Volunteering WA has some helpful resources for managing volunteers during COVID-19 
  • Community members not connected with a community group, but keen to volunteer can register online here or contact us to discuss options. Likewise community groups can register volunteer needs and we will do our best to help link you up!
  • More volunteerism resources are available here...

Governance

The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 determines how incorporated community groups and associations are required to be goverened. The Act details requirements for financial reporting, governance, privacy, and the rules and membership of incorporated associations.

More information is available on the Department of Commerce website or by contacting the Associations Branch on 1300 30 40 74.

Training

The lifeblood of any community group is its people. Training and up-skilling committee members is vital to ensure the longevity and financial sustainability of community groups.

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

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.