Blind Citizens WA

Blind Citizens WA Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation run by and for people who are blind or vision impaired in Western Australia. Blind Citizens WA is a peer led, peer support organisation where our members share peer support and advocate for a better future.

Blind Citizens WA is the public voice of Western Australians who are blind or vision impaired. We are proud to be a part of Blind Citizens Australia.

Our members share peer support and advocate for a better future.

Blind Citizens WA’s mission is to ensure that Western Australians who are blind or vision impaired have full participation in the community.

Upcoming Events

People who are blind or vision impaired, our families and friends are all welcome at Blind Citizens WA events. Pop these in your diary:

  • Special General Meeting – Saturday 15 June 2019 at 12:30pm
  • Swish (Blind Table Tennis) – Second Saturday of each month in Maylands from 1pm.

Change of Constitution to new Business Rules

Why are we having a new constitution (Rules of Association to be known as the Business Rules)?

All incorporated organisations in Western Australia are required to review their current constitution before June 2019 and introduce the new “Business Rules” so we comply with the “Associations Incorporation Act 2015“. This must be done before June 30 2019.  The last review of our Blind Citizens WA constitution was done in May 2004.

What can you do?

To do the changes outlined below, Blind Citizens WA are calling a Special General Meeting to be held on Saturday 15 June 2019, at 12:30pm at VisAbility 61 Kitchener Avenue Victoria Park WA 6100,

  • Pre-Meeting – Opportunity to discuss Changes to new Business Rules – Teleconference – Thursday 6 June at 6:30pm
  • Special General Meeting – Saturday 15 2019 at 12:30pm

Please read the following documents:

Notice of Special General Meeting June 2019

BCWA AGENDA 15 June 2019

BCWA List of Changes and Additions to Business Rules 2019 Explanation

BCWA PROPOSED full document – DRAFT Business Rules

MODEL RULES 2016 Dept of Commerce

Blind Citizens WA Proxy Nomination Form

Alternatively, if you wish to discuss the proposed changes to the Business Rules prior to the VOTE on 15 June, please contact the Blind Citizens WA office on 08 6180 8938 or bcwa@westnet.com.au

Have Your Say – Get Involved

If you have an idea, an opinion, or a comment about how we can improve the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired in WA together, please let us know. Call us on (08) 6180 8938 or email bcwa@westnet.com.au.