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Reasonable time, if no time set A contract or agreement for the supply of services usually states when the services will be provided and the date they will be completed. If not, you automatically guarantee to supply the service within a reasonable time. What is ’reasonable’ will depend on the...
Guarantees and warranties
Services must achieve the consumer’s stated purpose You guarantee your services will be reasonably fit for any purpose specified by the consumer and that any products resulting from the services are also fit for that purpose. Example: A consumer asks a carpenter to build a carport to cover his 4WD...
Guarantees and warranties
Whether you have to provide a refund, repair, replacement or compensation to a consumer for problems with goods or services depends on whether you have met consumer guarantees set by Australian law. You are responsible for understanding your legal obligations. Australia’s consumer protection...
Guarantees and warranties
Information on the benefits of using licensed tradespeople Licensing systems are in place to ensure only competent tradespeople carry out installation and repair work. Using a licensed tradesperson ensures the person completing the work is familiar with all necessary regulations and relevant...
Building or renovating a property
One of the largest investments anyone will make is building a new home. The Building Commission provides information about licensed builders or obtaining a builder's licence . Licenced builders’ advertising needs to comply with the Australian Consumer Law, for more information read the Department's...
Building or renovating a property
This page contains frequently asked questions on electricity. ​ What are the requirements for testing and tagging portable electrical equipment or a residual current device (RCD) for use on construction and demolition sites, and at other workplaces? For detailed information please see ‘ Guide to...
Electricity
If you’re a builder whose registration is due to expire you can submit an application for renewal up to six weeks before the expiry date stated on your registration certificate. You can download the form or call the Building Commission on 1300 489 099 to request that one be posted to you. It is...
Renewal
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
Recognition of interstate and New Zealander applicants If you are applying for mutual recognition you are entitled to an equivalent occupation in Western Australia. The only equivalent is as a building practitioner. If you want to contract for building work with others, you will need to make a...
Mutual recognition
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

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What should I do if I’m experiencing some delays on my contract? Record demand in the WA building industry over the past two years has put unprecedented pressure on builders, subcontractors, trades...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
17 Nov 2015
WorkSafe
Directory
20 Apr 2015
Use this form to notify the Building Services Board of a change in a registered building service provider’s contact details.
Building Commission
Form – notification
24 Aug 2016
Building Commission
Reports
17 Feb 2017
The purpose of this industry bulletin is to remind building practitioners of their responsibilities to comply with minimum separation distances specified in the relevant Australian Standards when installing multiple services such as water, gas and electrical services in close proximity to each other.
Building Commission
Bulletin
09 Feb 2015
Industry Bulletin 51 provides general guidance about building permit requirements under the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012 in relation to the installation of photovoltaic cells (solar panels) in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
19 Dec 2014
Industry Bulletin 50 informs building industry stakeholders of an extension to the Ministerial Order that exempts certain owners of land from the requirement to sign an application for a building permit.
Building Commission
Bulletin
11 Dec 2014
Building Commission
Form – application
14 Nov 2014

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In the same way that builders are required to a have a building contractor registration to contract directly with others, painters must also meet this obligation. Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered as a painting contractor and will have demonstrated a financial and organisational capacity...
Building Commission
Department News
17 Mar 2016
Regional building industries will be briefed on imminent changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other industry matters at information sessions run by the Building Commission.
Building Commission
Media release
01 Mar 2016
Bindoon man Maxwell Raymond Healy, the sole director of Solar H C Pty Ltd trading as Affordable Home Comfort (in liquidation), has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences the company committed in contracting for and carrying out home building work at properties in Baldivis, St James, Sawyers Valley and Hamersley.
Building Commission
Media release
01 Mar 2016
A Building Industry Summit today aims to identify new red tape reductions and ways to streamline regulatory requirements for the construction of new homes, residential renovations and commercial construction.
Building Commission
Department News
02 Feb 2016
Aubin Grove unregistered builder Craig Douglas Bisdee, as the sole director and secretary of Construct Homes WA Pty Ltd, has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences the company committed in contracting for and carrying out home building work at a Queens Park property in late 2011 and early 2012.
Building Commission
Media release
27 Jan 2016
Perth roof repairer Stuart Anthony Hartigan, trading as Perth Roofing Solutions, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences he committed in contracting for building work at a Maylands property in September 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Dec 2015
Registered building contractor John Anthony Kaminski (reg. BC3878) , as the nominated supervisor for the company TLF Construction Group Pty Ltd (reg. BC11766), has been fined $2,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct and failing to properly manage and supervise a building project, following a disciplinary proceeding under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
07 Dec 2015
The State Government has announced reforms for building in bushfire-prone areas of Western Australia. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has prepared a map which identifies the bushfire-prone areas across the State. A bushfire hazard assessment will be required for new homes in areas identified as bushfire-prone on the map. The assessment will determine the level of construction...
Building Commission
Department News
07 Dec 2015
Registered building surveyor Raymond Edward Stent (reg. BSP90 & BSC90 ), of Buller, has been fined $1,500 by the Building Services Board for five counts of negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
02 Dec 2015
East Perth builder Predrag Jedinko Turibaka (reg. BC9323 & BP9323) has been fined $1,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 in relation to residential building work projects in West Leederville and Fremantle.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Dec 2015

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