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Restricted plumbing permits allow eligible gasfitters and electricians to disconnect, remove, install and connect a compression union, a temperature/pressure relief valve or an expansion control valve in the course of removing, removing and reinstalling or replacing a water heater on a strictly...
Initial grant of licence
A national recall is being coordinated by a taskforce chaired by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Building and Energy and Consumer Protection are working with the taskforce as the WA regulators. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation...
Electrical installations
Infinity electrical cables were recalled due to safety concerns on 27 August 2014. If you had electrical work done during 2012 or 2013 to your house, rental or commercial property it is strongly recommended you contact your electrician and ask if they have used this product in your property. The...
Home safety
How to apply for a copy of your lost or stolen electrical licence, permit or certificate of registration Applying for a copy of your electrical licence, permit or certificate of registration is now even easier with our new online reprint service. How does it work? To use the new reprint service you...
Services
How to restore your expired electrical licence Applying to restore your expired electrical licence is now even easier with our new online restoration service. How does it work? To use the new restoration service, you will need to know your licence number (which can be found on the front of your...
Services
As an alternative to post or email, licence holders (including companies and partnerships, where applicable) can use the department's online Change of Contact system. To use the system you will need to have: The number of your current licence. You can find the number of your permit, and see if it...
Services
Building and Energy is currently offering the following events and seminars: 2020 NCC seminars – Perth Registration is now open for the Perth metropolitan 2020 National Construction Code (NCC) seminars to be held on 1 and 2 April 2020 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The seminars,...
Events and seminars
Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Need to submit a payment? Cashier counter services are located at the Cannington office , you can lodge payments for: tenancy bonds; licence and registration applications; and associations,...
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The sample inspection system recognises that some electrical workers and contractors are quite capable of getting the job done correctly the first time. It also ensures that the responsibility for ensuring that the work is done correctly rests with the electrical contractor and electrician, and not...
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This application form is for an electrician's training licence for an Indentured apprentice.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
This application is to be used for applicants undertaking training as a pre-apprentice.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
This application form is used to apply for a restricted electrical licence on completion of the refrigeration and airconditioning bridging course.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
This application form is for an electrician's licence to carry out electrical fitting work on completion of the Gap Training Program (Gap Training), which resulted in the issue of a Certificate III...
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
The following steps are recommended if you wish to appeal against an Inspector's Order issued to you by an Inspector (Electricity). Step one Contact the issuing inspector to clarify the issue...
Building and Energy
Information
30 Jul 2019
Explanatory notes Purpose of this document This document details the application and renewal processes for the designation of Inspectors (Electricity) in Western Australia. It also sets out the...
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
13 Aug 2019
This document aims to assist people designated or applying to be designated as an Inspector (Electricity). It provides information on the categories of designation, the power and limitations of an Inspector (Electricity) under the Energy Coordination Act 1994 , and the standard of conduct that an Inspector (Electricity) is expected to maintain when carrying out their duties.
Building and Energy
Code of practice
30 Jul 2019
In April 2014, Guidelines were published for the safe management of high voltage electrical installations. The purpose of the document was to provide advice to ‘responsible persons’ for premises with...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
13 Aug 2019
Oil-insulated high voltage (HV) combined-fuse switches Order 02-2015 issued to all persons working on and owners and operators of oil-insulated high voltage combined-fuse switches Preliminary...
Building and Energy
Reports
19 Jul 2019
This application form is used to apply for a variable speed drives permit.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019

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Some WA homes and business premises may be facing a serious fire risk if they have had sub-standard electrical cabling installed which is not replaced soon. In August last year, the inferior cabling imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was the subject of a national recall, with about 40,000 homes and businesses believed to be affected throughout Australia. The cabling does not...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Jun 2015
Some WA homes and business premises may be facing a serious fire risk if they have had sub-standard electrical cabling installed which is not replaced soon. In August last year, the inferior cabling imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was the subject of a national recall, with about 40,000 homes and businesses believed to be affected throughout Australia. The cabling does not...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jun 2015
Working on or near energised electrical equipment (live work) is the leading cause of burns, shocks, serious accidents and fatalities for electricians. Energy Safety ’s Code of Practice for persons working on or near energised electrical installations sets out guidelines issued under the authority of Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 (WA). WorkCover NSW has recently released an electrical...
Building and Energy
Department News
16 Jun 2015
Energy Safety has issued additional safety precautions for the type of high voltage (HV) switches involved in the 3 February Morley Galleria Shopping Centre explosion. The first Order pertained to only Long & Crawford Manchester switchgear. Energy Safety has now extended the Order to all HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches. Announcing this today, the Director of Energy Safety, Ken Bowron...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Mar 2015
Energy Safety has imposed new safety precautions for the type of high voltage (HV) switches involved in the 3 February Morley Galleria Shopping Centre explosion. The HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches produced by Long & Crawford Manchester must be completely disconnected from the electricity supply before any person may open the switch’s lid. Announcing this today the Director of Energy...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Feb 2015
A Bunbury electrical contracting business and one of its employees have been fined a total of $44,800 over the 2013 electrocution of an 18-year-old trades assistant in the roof space of a home in East Bunbury. JCW Electrical Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined $38,000 in the Bunbury Magistrates Court today. Licensed electrician Dale Francis...
Building and Energy / WorkSafe
Media release
06 Feb 2015
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
Electrical safety regulator Energy Safety will launch a public awareness campaign next month to alert property owners with overhead power lines about their legal responsibilities.
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Sep 2014
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards. Energy Safety advises licensed electrical contractors who know or suspect they have...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection / Corporate
Media release
27 Aug 2014
On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament. This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three months. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014

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