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The following provides links to media statements where the Department has named traders (businesses and individuals) or conducted other compliance action for non-compliance with laws administered by Consumer Protection . The cases listed below are from 1 July 2014. Previous cases can be found under...
Compliance actions
Blind and curtain cords can present a strangulation hazard to children, as they may become entangled in them while trying to use, play with or play around window coverings. Mandatory standards A mandatory standard for the installation services of window coverings commenced on 1 January 2015. Read...
Product safety for business
Stocktake, mid-year, clearance and special occasion sales are a great way to boost revenue and clear out some old stock but you must meet all the consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law. Here are some tips to keep your sales a success and your customers happy. Customer service...
Sales practices
The Consumer Protection Awards 2018 - Nominate now The Consumer Protection Awards provides an opportunity to reward and recognise the achievements of individuals, non-government organisations, businesses, local governments, journalists and media outlets that have increased awareness of consumer...
Consumer Protection Awards
A national recall is being coordinated by a taskforce chaired by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Energy Safety , Consumer Protection and the Building Commission are working with the taskforce as the WA regulators. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty...
Electrical installations
When goods fail to meet a guarantee, the consumer has a right to a ‘remedy’ – an attempt to put the situation right. Common remedies include repair, replacement and refund. As a supplier, you must give a remedy when your services are not provided: with due care and skill; in a way that is fit for...
Returns and cancellations
Authorised contacts within the department for enquiries from media organisations.
Contact the department
Consumer Protection media statements are available online. Ministerial media statements Media statements issued by the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Commerce, are available from the Government Media Office page .
About us
Consumer Protection provides a variety of online resources: Online complaint form – to submit a complaint about a trader. Please attempt to follow our advice on resolving disputes via the consumer complaint checklist before formally making a complaint. WA ScamNet – profiles the most prevalent scams...
Online resources
Scams If you receive a letter, email, phone call or contact via social media (or any other method) that you think is suspicious please report it to WA ScamNet . You can subscribe to the WA ScamNet alerts to be up to date on recent scams targeting Western Australians. If you are a victim of a scam,...
Reporting scams and traders

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An amended version of the requirements was issued in 2014.
EnergySafety
Information
05 Jun 2014
A summary of statistical information about electrical incidents in Western Australia.
EnergySafety
Reports
07 Apr 2015
When was the last time you checked your LP Gas installation to ensure it was safe and complies?
EnergySafety
Brochure
30 May 2014
A series of product safety publications for businesses.
Consumer Protection
Information
27 May 2014
Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
12 Mar 2015
Real estate news - a regular newsletter for real estate agents, sales representatives Disclaimer: The attached editions were published since Spring 2011. Users should note articles relating to a...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
18 Jun 2015
This authorisation form once duly signed, enables employee electricians to complete electrical safety certificates on behalf of the electrical contractor. Note: copies remain the property of the...
EnergySafety
Form – notification
20 Aug 2015
This application form is used to register as a management representative for an electrical contractor's licence.
EnergySafety
Form – application
13 Jul 2017
This application form is used where the existing legal entity has not changed and the trading name has changed, or the existing legal entity has changed its name and is maintaining the same Australian Company Number (ACN).
EnergySafety
Form – application
20 May 2014
This application form is where the existing legal entity has not changed and the trading name has changed or, the existing legal entity has changed its name and is maintaining the same Australian Company Number (ACN).
EnergySafety
Form – application
20 May 2014

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Announcements

The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 25 April 2017, most Puma, BP, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (increasing between 20 and 24 cpl). Most United sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2017
Scammers are using the name of a Subiaco jeweller to persuade their victims to urgently send money in a new variation to the ‘help me’ scam. Recent reports received by WA Scamnet at Consumer Protection suggest that people are receiving phone calls from scammers saying that a relative or friend has purchased jewellery at the Smales jewellery store but their credit card transaction had been...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2017
A real estate agent who forged signatures and prepared bogus listing and sales contracts has had his licence cancelled by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and has been banned from working in the industry in WA for 15 years. Joseph Weng Kong Cheong and his company Easy Invest Pty Ltd , formerly based in Rivervale, were reprimanded and their licences cancelled as a result of disciplinary...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Apr 2017
Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a body made up of consumer affairs officials across Australia, has delivered its final report on the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) review to Commonwealth, state and territory consumer affairs Ministers. CAANZ proposes a package of 19 proposed legislative reforms to strengthen and clarify the ACL in order to improve consumer wellbeing. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Apr 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 137 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 18 April 2017, most 7-Eleven, BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (increasing between 23 and 26 cpl). Most United sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 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 Commission
Media release
18 Apr 2017
Consumer Protection reminds traders and consumers that the following retail trading hours for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area will apply over the Easter long weekend: Good Friday (14 April) Closed Easter Saturday (15 April) 8am – 5pm Easter Sunday (16 April) 11am – 5pm Easter Monday (17 April) 8am – 6pm (extended trading approved) General retail shops All shops are regarded as...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Apr 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 11 April 2017, most Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (an increase of 26 cpl by Caltex and Puma and 25 cpl by Coles Express). Most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2017
A roof insulation company has been fined $18,000 by the Albany Magistrates Court for misleading consumers about the quality rating and standard of one of their products. Golden Bay Properties Pty Ltd , trading as Jumbuck Wool Insulation , was also ordered to pay costs totalling $11,968 when sentenced on 6 April 2017. In September 2014, an officer from Consumer Protection purchased polyester...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by about 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 133.0 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 4 April 2017, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 137.9 cpl (an increase of 25 cpl). Most 7-Eleven and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 136.9, most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Apr 2017

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