Terms and Conditions

WAM Membership Terms and Conditions

 Application for Membership 

By signing up to a WAM membership on this site, you acknowledge you have read and understood and accept these terms. 

Any person who supports the objects or purpose of WAM is eligible to apply to become a member of WAM as defined in these terms and conditions. By completing the registration form on this site, you acknowledge that an application is made in writing to the Board of WAM under clause 4.2 of the WAM Constitution and that all information provided is true and correct. Applications become for membership are considered active when the Board reviews and accepts the application, and the membership fee is paid in full. 

The Board of WAM reserves the right to accept or reject applications subject to clause 4.3 of the WAM constitution. 

Membership Classes and Subscriptions 

Membership classes are defined in accordance with the WAM Constitution. WAM offers different levels of subscription under each class. Your choice of membership subscription will determine the fees that you pay and any restrictions that may apply under the WAM Constitution. Membership subscriptions within each class may change at the discretion of the WAM board. 

Membership Class: Ordinary or financial members 

All ordinary or financial members have the right to cast one (1) vote in board elections and when voting on matters at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meetings in accordance with the WAM constitution. This membership class includes the following subscriptions: 

  • Individual/Artist (paid subscription) 

  • Business (paid subscription) 

  • Lifetime membership 

Membership Class: Associate or non-financial members 

Association or non-financial members carry no voting rights in board elections or for matters at the Annual General Meeting. This membership class includes the following subscriptions: 

  • Free subscribers 

  • School age members (free subscribers) 

Membership Fees 

All ordinary or financial members as defined in section (2) agree to pay an annual fee in advance for its membership subscription. Membership fees may be subject to change. 

Membership is non transferrable. 

Members will not: 

  • Defame, harass or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; 

  • Distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, indecent or unlawful topics, names, materials or information; and  

  • Violate the WAM constitution. Any contravention may be subject to suspension or expulsion under clause 19 of the WAM constitution. 

WAM provides its members with a range of membership services and benefits as part of its membership. The provision of membership services is at all times at the absolute discretion of WAM and is subject to change, variation or cancellation at any time. 

Membership Renewals and Resignation 

You authorise us to directly charge your nominated method of payment for your membership renewal payment. All automatic renewals are subject to review. All members will be given at least one (1) months’ notice of the membership fee payable and the date by which the amount is due. 

Membership fees are due annual as at the date on which you joined. Failure to pay your membership fee for more than three (3) months, means that you will cease to become a member and your membership benefit will be restricted to those of a non-financial or associate member. 

A member can resign from membership at any time by giving written notice of the resignation to the Secretary or at WAM’s registered office. The resignation takes effect when the notice is received or if a later time is stated in the notice, at that later time. 

A person who has resigned from WAM membership is liable for any fees that are owed to WAM at the time of resignation. 


All fees are quoted inclusive of Goods and Services Tax unless otherwise stated. 


This site and its contents are subject to copyright. The site material copyright is owned by The West Australian Music Industry Association Inc, or in the case of some material, a third party. 

You may view this site and its contents using your web browser and electronically copy and print hard copies of parts of this site solely for personal, non-commercial use. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, of the content of this site is strictly prohibited. 

No Liability for Third Party Products and Services 

Membership services may include access to third party products and services. The provision of third-party services and products may be included in your Annual Membership Fee or as a separate paid subscription service. By accessing and using third party products and services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of that third party and agree to be bound by them. To the fullest extent permitted by law, WAM excludes all liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage suffered by any person accessing or using third party products and services. 

Not Legal or Professional Advice 

The contents of WAM’s website, publications and news are provided as a general guide only and are not designed to be comprehensive or provide legal advice. Formal and specific legal and/or professional advice should be sought to address your individual circumstances. 

Changes to Terms and Conditions 

From time to time, WAM may change or update these Terms and Conditions. The updated Terms and Conditions will apply to all membership applications from the time of posting on our website and onwards. 


In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the WAM Constitution, the Constitution prevails. 

Governing Law 

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the law of Western Australia. Each party irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Western Australia. 

WAM Statement of Privacy

WAM is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the WAM Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the WAM website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your personal information

WAM collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home address or telephone number. WAM also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by WAM. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by WAM for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the WAM website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through WAM public or member message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: WAM does not read any of your private online communications.

WAM encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from WAM so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. WAM is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the WAM and WAM family of websites.

Use of your personal information

WAM collects and uses your personal information to operate the WAM website and deliver the services you have requested. WAM also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other services available from WAM and its affiliates. WAM may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

WAM does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. WAM may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, WAM may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to WAM, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

WAM does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as cultural identity or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

WAM keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within WAM, in order to determine what WAM services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within WAM to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

WAM websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on WAM or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WAM; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WAM, or the public.

Use of cookies

The WAM website uses “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise WAM pages, or register with WAM site or services, a cookie helps WAM to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same WAM website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the WAM features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the WAM services or websites you visit.

Security of your personal information

WAM secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. WAM secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this statement

WAM will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. WAM encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how WAM is protecting your information.

Contact information

WAM welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that WAM has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WAM at hello@wam.org.au. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.