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Ask your family or friends to recommend an architect, builder or tradesperson they have recently used. Shop around and get recommendations. If you are using an architect, ask them to recommend two or three building practitioners who have worked for other clients, as a starting point. You should...
Building or renovating a property
Handy checklist to help you compare properties, to use at a pre-settlement inspection or before you accept the keys / take full ownership of the property. A pest inspection could save you thousands of dollars in repair costs. For more information visit our pages on pest control . Property...
Buying a property
All Australian businesses must comply with the Australian Consumer Law. This law also applies to the building industry. Consumer guarantees on goods and services Unconscionable conduct Unfair contract laws False or misleading representations Misleading or deceptive conduct What we do Provide...
Building and renovating
This section of the website provides an overview of the building approvals process to assist those in the building industry, home-owners, permit authority clients and staff, owner-builders and building industry students. The information is relevant whether you are building a house, an office tower...
A guide to the building approvals process in WA
The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 requires the testing and tagging of portable electrical equipment or a portable RCD on any construction or demolition site to be carried out by a competent person or a licensed electrician. A competent person, who does not have an electrical...
Electricity
Construction sites create risks not only for the construction worker, but also for members of the public where the construction work is carried out on a site that is near or adjacent to the property boundary or to any public place. Some examples of the hazards created are: changes to surface levels...
Construction
An application must be lodged with the permit authority or local government that has responsibility for the area in which the building is (or is intended to be) located. Form templates are available to permit authorities on the Building Commission website’s Extranet . Organisations requiring access...
Building approval forms
Portable outdoor appliances such as gas heaters and barbecues are ideal for use outdoors. However, these appliances can present a danger of carbon monoxide poisoning if used in areas with insufficient ventilation. 'For Safety's Sake', keep your outdoor appliances outside ! Safe locations for using...
Gas appliances
The table below provides information on when Construction Training Induction Card is required (Based on draft National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work) Guidance on inclusions and exclusions Safety awareness training required Safety awareness training may not be...
Construction induction
Information on the requirements for induction training in the construction industry
Construction induction

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Building Commission
Information
04 Feb 2016
Building Commission
Information
04 Feb 2016
Late applications for registration renewal may be lodged within six months after the expiry date of a registration but you must first write a letter giving reasons for the delay. You can use this...
Building Commission
Form – application
12 Jul 2017
In Western Australia building work is required to comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The BCA is a performance based document that provides minimum technical...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
24 Oct 2016
This guide will help you understand the process for obtaining approval to build and occupy a building in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Guide / handbook
27 Nov 2015
Building Commission
Form – application
17 Nov 2015

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The Building Services Board (BSB) has refreshed its builder examinations to align with current legislation and building practices.
Building Commission
Department News
25 Jul 2016
Malaga company Shed Systems Pty Ltd and its sole director David Walter Ah Chee have been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner and fined a total of $100,000 plus costs for contractual and registration-related offences.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Jul 2016
Kinross man Hajir Mobin trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services, whose conduct has been the subject of several public warnings and prosecution action by the Department of Commerce, has been prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for carrying out unauthorised plumbing work.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Jul 2016
Western Australian Building Commissioner Peter Gow today announced that the Building Commission will carry out an independent audit of the use of Yuanda products in the WA construction industry, beginning with the Perth Children’s Hospital.
Building Commission
Media release
15 Jul 2016
Banksia Grove man Gordon Leslie Bodsworth , trading as Utopia Landscape Projects , has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for offences he committed in contracting for landscaping work at an Iluka property in September 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
12 Jul 2016
Pemberton builder John George Ryan (BP8830 & BC8830) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for failing to manage and supervise work he carried out at a Manjimup property between March 2010 and July 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
05 Jul 2016
A report by Auditor General Colin Murphy has assessed how well the Building Commission regulates Western Australia’s residential building industry.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jun 2016
The Building Commission is currently considering the creation of a technical advisory committee for the purpose of considering and providing advice on technical building matters and queries regarding the requirements of building legislation, the Building Code of Australia (BCA), and related Australian Standards. The committee will be named the Building Rules Advisory Committee (BRAC). The...
Building Commission
Department News
21 Jun 2016
Como building company Richmount Enterprises Pty Ltd (BC11026) has been fined $1,000 by the Building Services Board for failing to comply with orders of both the Building Commissioner and the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Building Commission
Media release
20 Jun 2016
Waterford builder Nicholas Hunter (BC10879 and BP10879) has been fined $2,500 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct relating to building work he carried out at a Bullcreek property between August and December 2013.
Building Commission
Media release
20 Jun 2016

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