• Under the Rule 5 (see below) of Perth Region Tourism Organisation Inc. (PRTO), persons or bodies corporate who own a tourism business or tourism service that operates withing the Perth Region, as defined in Rule 2 (see below) are eligible to apply for membership of PRTO.
  • It is the owner of the business that becomes the member. The owner may be a sole proprietor, partnership, company, trustee for a trust or other incorporated body (eg local government or government department). If the owner is not a sole proprietor, please nominate a natural person authorised by the owner to act for the owner in contact dealings with PRTO.
  • An application for membership by an owner rather than a sole proprietor must authorise and nominate a natural person who will act on behalf of the member when dealing with PRTO. The owner may change its nominated natural person at any time by notifying PRTO in writing.
  • Applications for membership received by the CEO of PRTO will be tabled at the next board meeting and will be proposed at that meeting for acceptance as a member. However, the board reserves the right to modify this procedure at any time.
  • Upon the Board deciding on the membership application, the CEO will inform the applicant of its decision within fourteen days.
  • Attendance at an AGM is not compulsory. If the owner is a sole proprietor, they must attend and vote at AGMs. Proxy voting for sole proprietors is not permitted under the rules of the PRTO.
  • Membership operates on a financial year cycle with the annual membership term commencing from the month the membership is approved. For example, if membership commences in April 2016, the membership term will continue till April 2017.
  • A tax invoice will be issued as a receipt of application form submission. Payment will be required within 21 days of invoice issue.
  • The inclusions and benefits of membership, including publication of website product listing, will be made available to the member once full payment has been received.


RULE 2.1 INTERPRETATION
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

The Perth Region (the "Region"), in the context of these Rules, shall mean the geographic area of Western Australia which is bounded by the local government municipalities of:

Armadale
Bassendean
Bayswater
Belmont
Beverley
Boddington
Brookton
Canning
Cambridge

Chittering
Claremont
Cockburn
Cottesloe
East Fremantle
Fremantle
Gingin
Goomalling
Gosnells

Joondalup
Kalamunda
Kwinana
Mandurah
Melville
Mosman Park
Mundaring
Murray
Nedlands

Northam - Town
Northam - Shire
Perth
Peppermint Grove
Rockingham
Serpentine/Jarrahdale
South Perth
Stirling
Subiaco

Swan
Toodyay
Victoria Park
Victoria Plains
Vincent
Wanneroo
Wandering
Waroona
York

RULE 2.2 INTERPRETATION
PRECINCTS

"Precincts" to which 'Rule 5' (see below) refers shall mean the groups of Local Government municipalities defined and articulated below:

Perth Precinct
Bayswater
Belmont
Canning
Melville
Nedlands
Perth
Peppermint Grove
South Perth
Subiaco
Victoria Park
Vincent
Fremantle & Rottnest
Island Precinct

Cockburn
Rottnest Island
East Fremantle
Fremantle
Sunset Coast Precinct
Cambridge
Claremont
Cottesloe
Gingin
Joondalup
Mosman Park
Stirling
Wanneroo
Peel & Rockingham Precinct
Boddington
Kwinana
Mandurah
Murray
Serpentine/Jarrahdale
Rockingham
Wandering
Waroona
Swan Valley &
Darling Range Precinct
Armadale
Bassendean
Chittering
Gosnells
Kalamunda
Mundaring
Swan
Avon Valley Precinct
Beverley
Brookton
Goomalling
Northam
Toodyay
Victoria Plains
York

RULE 5 INTERPRETATION
MEMBERSHIP

A person, partnership, trustee or corporation is eligible for membership if the member operates a tourism business or tourism service within the Region. If a member is not a natural person, then the member must nominate a natural person who will act on behalf of the member for the purposes of attending and voting at meetings and voting and nominating in elections to the board.

The principal place of business of a member shall determine which precinct, as defined in Rule 2.2 (see above) the member shall belong for the purposes of nominating and voting in elections to the board.

Members will pay an annual membership fee to the Organisation and the board has the power to resolve from time to time what qualifications a member must have to be exempted from paying the membership fee.