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New registration (first time) To work as a building practitioner in Western Australia, registration with the Building Services Board is required. If you intend to be the 'nominated supervisor' of a building contractor , you must be registered as a building practitioner . If you are a builder and...
Initial registration
Under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 , only a registered building practitioner or a registered building contractor can perform particular building work. The Building Services Board is the registration authority and is supported in its work by the Building Commission. The legislation...
Initial registration
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact Dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
Information about Building and Energy's Enforcement Branch.
Enforcement
Becoming an owner-builder To become an owner-builder, you must first obtain owner-builder approval from the Building Services Board, and then a building permit from your local government. The process and related form to become an owner-builder was amended in February 2019 to streamline...
Becoming an owner-builder
Responsibilities Before taking on a building project as an owner-builder you should be aware that owner-builders take on many of the responsibilities of a registered builder. These responsibilities include: complying with all building standards including the Building Code of Australia and safety...
Responsibilities
If you are thinking about owner-building your own home or small commercial building, you will need to have been granted owner-builder approval from the Building Services Board before you can be granted a building permit from your local government authority. Owner-builder approvals can only be...
Responsibilities
Contracts It is the builder’s responsibility to ensure that a written contract, that accurately reflects the agreement reached, is in place between themselves and their client. Contracts will vary depending on whether the type of building work that is proposed is residential or commercial. Any...
Contracts
Codes and Standards are required to maintain minimum necessary standards of relevant safety, health, amenity and sustainability within the industry in relation to all building services (plumbing, painting and building work) regulated by Building and Energy. Building Section 37 of the Building Act...
Codes and standards
The National Construction Code (NCC) is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments, developed to incorporate all on-site construction requirements into a single code. The NCC is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Australian Government...
Codes and standards

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Areas for consideration by the second Building Summit in August, 2016.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
01 Nov 2016
An interim report on the discovery of asbestos within imported atrium roof panel products used in the construction of the new Perth Children’s Hospital.
Building and Energy
Reports
13 Sep 2016
The Building Commission is carrying out an independent audit of the Perth Children’s Hospital and other Western Australian buildings containing products supplied by Yuanda Australia Pty Ltd. The...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
13 Sep 2016
In July 2016 asbestos was found in composite roof panels at the new Perth Children’s Hospital. The roof panels were imported from China and classified as “asbestos free”, but testing by a National...
WorkSafe
Alert
26 Jul 2018
When building or renovating your home, it is essential that you understand the terms and conditions of your home building contract and what may be agreed as a progress payment schedule for the...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
24 Oct 2016
Building and Energy
Form – notification
14 Jul 2016
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2016

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Announcements

The Building Commission’s final report into the construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has cleared the building of asbestos and fire safety issues and identifies the likely sources of the lead contamination.
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Apr 2017
The Building Commission wishes to advise members of the building industry that the Australian Government has now finalised its response to the Review of the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010, commonly known as the ‘Premises Standards’. The review and response are now publicly available. On 1 May 2011 the Building Code of Australia (BCA) was amended to achieve consistency...
Building and Energy
Department News
20 Apr 2017
Building Commissioner Peter Gow has issued a public warning about the financial status of Mount Hawthorn registered building contractor Turquoise Developments Pty Ltd (reg. BC14354), trading as Talbot Le Page Homes.
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Apr 2017
Western Australians are being warned by Consumer Protection and the Building Commission not to deal with a roofing business that is ignoring door-to-door trading laws.
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Apr 2017
The Building Commissioner has the function under the building service Acts to audit the conduct and work of registered building service providers. Compliance audits are routinely carried out assisting builders to comply with legislative responsibilities and technical issues. The audit program aims to reduce the number of complaints and provide improved compliancy throughout the industry. The data...
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Mar 2017
A Canning Vale registered building contractor’s misleading and deceptive conduct has resulted in it being fined $2,500 by the Building Services Board.
Building and Energy
Media release
29 Mar 2017
Nedlands man Rohan Keane O’Neill, trading as O’Neill’s Maintenance, has again been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner, this time relating to an incomplete kitchen and bathroom renovation in Como.
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Mar 2017
The Building Commission will visit eight towns in regional Western Australia between March and May to update the local building industries on matters relating to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and roof compliance.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Mar 2017
Graeme John Williams, the director and secretary of formerly registered and since liquidated building company Moonfern Pty Ltd (reg. BC11102 – expired), trading as Williams Homes, has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for performing work and demanding a deposit for the construction of a Broome dwelling without first providing the owners with a certificate of home indemnity insurance.
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Feb 2017
The Building Regulations 2012 were amended on 8 February 2017 to introduce a transitional process for making streamlined applications under section 39 of the Building Act 2011 for seeking a declaration from the Building Commissioner for the non-application or modification of a bush fire building standard. The Building Commissioner can only make a declaration when satisfied that the declaration...
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Feb 2017

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