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Fees listed below are scheduled as at 1 July 2017. Fees are subject to change on 1 July of each year. Applications received on or after 1 July will be subject to the new fee. Please Note: The Licensing Branch is reviewing the application for real estate and business agents licence form, the...
Property licence fees and forms
You will need to contact Consumer Protection if you wish to make changes to your licence details. Transfer a licence An employment agent’s licence can only be transferred: From one person to another when the individual holds the licence on behalf of a firm or body corporate; or Between two bodies...
Transfer, change or suspend licence
All individuals, partnerships or bodies corporate (companies and other incorporated bodies) that carry on business as employment agents must be licensed under the Employment Agents Act 1976 (the Act). This includes traditional employment agencies and employment brokers, as well as booking agencies...
Becoming an agent
Fees listed below are scheduled as at 1 July 2017. Fees are subject to change on 1 July of each year . Applications received on or after 1 July will be subject to the new fee. Remember you can use our online system to change your contact details . Motor vehicle dealers Fees and forms for dealers,...
Motor vehicle licence fees and forms
Definitions The following are definitions from the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 and the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations 2007 and the Motor Vehicle Repairers Amendment Regulations 2008. Accessory When used in connection with a motor vehicle, includes an accessory originally fitted to the...
Motor vehicle repairers
When you apply for a motor vehicle dealers licence you will need to specify the category of licence you are applying for. Dealer licence categories Dealers can be issued a licensed endorsed with one or more of the following categories: Category of licence Description of business A Vehicle sales...
Vehicle sellers
Refunds of licence fees will be considered with reference to the particular circumstances, and the requirements of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 (“the REBA Act”) and associated Regulations. The Commissioner may in “special circumstances” refund the whole or part of any fee paid for a...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
Consumer protection regularly produces and updates publications about real estate laws and licensing. The below links will provide you with real estate specific information. Publications Auditors of real estate agents CPD for real estate agents Consumer real estate publications Property developers...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
Participants operating outside of the Western Australia, or in its remote and regional areas, will be given adequate opportunities to obtain their CPD points. A remote participant is any participant whose principal place of business falls outside a 100 km radius of Perth or Busselton. To assist...
Settlement agents and conveyancers
Each year, participants must obtain six CPD points by completeing selected activities. Consumer Protection reviews the needs of the industry annually and prescribes the core and elective CPD subjects for the coming year. Only Consumer Protection approved activities can attract CPD points. Training...
Settlement agents and conveyancers

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The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
22 February 2016 The majority of real estate complaints lodged with the department involve residential tenancy or property management matters. Often these matters should not have occurred in the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
09 Mar 2016
4 February 2016 The Department of Commerce wishes to notify agents and property managers of some recent changes by the Magistrates Court and Australia Post in relation to their services. Increase in...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
05 Feb 2016
29 January 2016 As outlined in e-bulletin issue 53 , the regulation of fees will cease as of 3 February 2016. Settlement agents are able to determine the fee structure to charge their client for...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Jan 2016
25 January 2016 Following consultation with industry in 2014, the Minister for Commerce has announced the scale of maximum fees for settlement agents will be removed. From Wednesday 3 February 2016,...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
02 Mar 2016
25 January 2016 Following consultation with industry in 2014, the Minister for Commerce has announced the scale of maximum fees fixed for land valuers will be removed. From Wednesday 3 February 2016...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
27 Jan 2016
11 December 2015 A real estate agent has had his licence and triennial certificate cancelled by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and is banned from holding a licence for five years after...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
16 Dec 2015
7 October 2015 The Department of Commerce (the Department) would like to remind agents and property managers to check the qualifications and licence status, if applicable, of tradespeople that they...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
14 Oct 2015
2 October The Department of Commerce (the Department) would like to remind settlement agents about the legislation requirements in relation to rewards for referrals. Section 44(7) of the Settlement...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
07 Oct 2015
2 October The Department of Commerce (the Department) would like to remind agents and sales representatives about the legislation requirements in relation to rewards for referrals. Section 44(7) of...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
07 Oct 2015

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Announcements

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
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe... Consumer Protection is seeking feedback on various options for changes to the laws regulating the buying, selling and repair of motor vehicles in Western Australia. These laws impact consumers who buy motor vehicles (including cars, caravans, camper vans and motor cycles) from dealers, as well as consumers who have any of these...
Consumer Protection
Department News
19 Nov 2015
Consumer Protection has taken action against a training provider offering courses in high risk work who has failed to provide the services which include submitting a licence application for workers who have completed the training. A & J Training and Assessing Pty Ltd, of Mandurah, and its sole Director Andre Edward Bucci , have entered into an enforceable undertaking requiring him to provide...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Oct 2015
Consumer Protection and WorkSafe would like to remind the community and travel industry about the importance of having an alert driver on express coach or bus services going from Western Australia to Victoria for the AFL Grand Final. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said footy fans from Perth, heading across the Nullarbor, should seek assurances from coach or bus charter...
Consumer Protection
Alert
29 Sep 2015
A Kinross man who was the subject of a joint public warning by the Building Commission, Energy Safety and Consumer Protection in August has registered a new business name, prompting a renewed call for consumers to be vigilant when engaging anyone to carry out plumbing or gasfitting services. Last month’s warning stated that Hajir Mobin , trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services , may be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Sep 2015
An unlicensed car dealer was fined $3,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,400 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 10 July 2015. Robert Mark Thompson of Carramar had purchased 18 vehicles and sold 15 from October 2012 to April 2014 without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Thompson was found guilty after Magistrate Gluestein rejected the defence argument that his...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2015
A Landsdale motor vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for operating his business after his licence had expired. Serugga Timothy Bukenya , trading as T.I.M Automotive Services , was also required to pay costs of $4,783 after being convicted on 19 June 2015 of breaching the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. Mr Bukenya, who was originally granted a licence in 2010,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jun 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner David Hillyard If you’re applying for a loan online the last thing you need is to lose money in the process but unfortunately that’s what has been happening to a number of people here in the West and over East. In the last few weeks consumers have contacted WA ScamNet at Consumer Protection after being defrauded by scammers posing as Mercury Money – a...
Consumer Protection
Department News
19 Jun 2015
A Wanneroo real estate agency and its licensee have been reprimanded and fined a total of $3,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) over errors in accounting for the agency’s trust account. Urban WA Real Estate Pty Ltd and licence holder Robyn Angela Horsman were fined $1,500 each on 10 April 2015 and were ordered to pay total costs of $750. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2015
A car yard has been fined $1,000 by the Bunbury Magistrates Court for selling a used vehicle while it was still under a repair order issued by Consumer Protection. Kavannaqc Pty Ltd , trading as Bunbury Car Warehouse , was also required to pay costs of $1,282 after pleading guilty on 23 April 2015 to breaching the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. In March 2014, compliance officers from Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2015

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