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When goods fail to meet a guarantee , a consumer has a right to a ‘remedy’ – an attempt to put the situation right. Common remedies include repair , replacement or refund , and can involve action for compensation or damages . Suppliers The supplier has to provide the remedy when goods do not meet...
Returns and cancellations
You do not have to give a refund when a consumer simply changes their mind about the goods. But you can have a store policy to offer a refund, replacement or credit note when this happens. If so, you must abide by this policy. Also see our cancelling a service page.
Returns and cancellations
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...
Returns and cancellations
Status: Reports updated 23 October 2014 The information imbalance that often exists between landlords and tenants in lease negotiations is a common issue raised by retail tenants and tenant organisations. This issue has been the subject of consideration at both the national level by the...
Consultations and reports
The media team is the first point of contact for journalists and other members of the media wanting information about Consumer Protection and its activities. The media team: prepares media releases and speeches arranges media interviews organises launches promoting our products and objectives...
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A list of the legislation Consumer Protection administers is available from the State Law Publisher . All Western Australian Acts and Regulations are also available for download in PDF or Word format from the State Law Publisher .
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Consumer Protection has at its disposal a wide range of enforcement options when dealing with breaches of fair trading legislation. Enforceable undertakings are just one of these options. An enforceable undertaking is a legally binding agreement where the trader or business agrees to do certain...
Enforceable undertakings
Consultation on unsolicited consumer agreements ( Door to door sales) Status: Closed 26 July 2013. Comments were sought on a proposal to amend the Australian Consumer Law (WA) to vary permitted calling hours for unsolicited consumer agreements – also known as door to door sales in 2013. The...
Consultations and reports
Consumer Protection can provide information on a variety of topics including tenancy, consumer rights, fair trading, buying and selling property, scams, licences and registrations and running a not-for-profit organisation. See the What Consumer Protection does page for more information. Our main...
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Updates on the progression of the review and changes are available on the limited partnerships law reform page. Status: Closed 3 February 2014 Consumer Protection was seeking the views of the community in regards to proposed reforms to limited partnership laws. Background The current laws have been...
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The 2016-17 financial year sees the Australian Building Codes Board embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.
Building Commission
Department News
21 Sep 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 121.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 20 September 2016, most Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 30 cpl by Coles Express and 28 cpl by Caltex). Many BP sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2016
Waterman’s Bay licensed plumbing tradesperson Gary Clayton Hummerston (TL11472) has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to comply with a condition of his licence.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Sep 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 119.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 13 September 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 128.9 cpl, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 127.9 cpl, most Puma sites to 123.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Scammers are carrying out research into people at various organisations and either hacking computers or impersonating email accounts in a fraud known as a ‘man in the middle’ attack. Consumer Protection and WA Police Major Fraud Squad warn anyone making payments to third parties to be aware of the increased frequency in attempts to...
Consumer Protection
Department News
08 Sep 2016
Individuals and organisations in WA involved in promoting consumer and tenancy rights and providing community support are urged to submit a nomination for the Consumer Protection Awards 2017. Nominations are now open for the awards which formally recognise the efforts of individuals, groups, businesses, advocates, local government and the media in educating the community about their rights and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 121.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 6 September 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 30 cpl). Most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 125.9 cpl, most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2016
Flouting door to door trading laws and offering contracts which restrict consumer rights has cost a solar company $15,000 after being fined by the Perth Magistrates Court on 31 August 2016. Green Engineering Pty Ltd , which operates nationally, was found guilty of failing to comply with provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) which set out what salespeople must do when they visit...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Sep 2016
The Building Services Board has fined Willetton building company Build West Pty Ltd (reg. BC10002) $5,000 and its director and nominated supervisor Shaun Middleton (BP37114) $2,500 for negligent conduct and failing to properly manage and supervise its work.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016
Wangara builder Jeffrey West (reg. BP101011 & BC100818), the sole trader of Kameleon Homes , no longer holds a builder registration in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016

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