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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia.

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Announcements & Publications

Online advertising makes the grade! Print and radio could...

21 May 2019 Compliant ad campaigns curb confusion Consumer Protection has received a number of complaints about retirement living advertising.  Last month we...

Unsafe airbags could lead to rego cancellation

With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Are your airbags safe? Car owners across Western Australia are reminded to check whether they have...

Bikini business in deep water over returns policy ($30...

A bikini business ended up in deep water and was fined $30,000 after Consumer Protection prosecuted the online swimwear seller for misleading customers about...

State Wage Case hearing – stay up to date on the new...

The annual State Wage Case was heard yesterday in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission. The State Wage Case sets the minimum rates of pay...

Longer Perth trading hours for WA Day and Queen’s...

The State Government has approved an extra four hours of trading for general retail shops in metropolitan Perth on both Western Australia Day and the Queen’s...

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 156 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to...

Plumbers' Technical Note – Overflow relief gullies and...

This technical note has been published to clarify the requirements for overflow relief gullies and that the installation of a reflux valve does not remove...

Real estate sector a prime target for scammers -...

20 May 2019 Scammers can hack property transaction emails Your clients are ready to finalise the settlement of a house purchase. They receive an email from...

Real estate sector a prime target for scammers - Real...

20 May 2019 Scammers can hack property transaction emails Your buyers are ready to make a deposit for the property they’re purchasing. They receive an email...

Switch on to gas heater warning

With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Winter is coming and we’ve got an important energy safety message to share about gas heaters. You...

Unlicensed car dealer fined $5,000 (Rainer Puhmas)

Selling cars without a motor vehicle dealer’s licence has cost a Perth man $5,000 after he was fined by the Perth Magistrates Court in a case brought against...

Industry checklist - Orchards safety and health checklist

Use this easy-to-follow checklist to rate potential hazards and risks on your property and to help you control and prevent the risk of serious injury or...