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The Settlement Agents Act 1981 (the Act) imposes serious obligations on the settlement industry and the way it operates. Failing to meet those obligations can result in the Department issuing an infringement notice, prosecuting offending licence holders before a court or initiating disciplinary...
Settlement agents and conveyancers
Some licence applications, or documents required in support of an application, are required to be signed or certified by an authorised witness. Professions listed as authorised witnesses by the Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 include: Academic (post-secondary institution)...
Police checks and application witnesses
Licence applications must generally be accompanied by an Australian police check for all individuals associated with the application. Police checks must be issued in the individual's full legal name. Please note: original documents will not be returned. As such, duly certified copies will be...
Police checks and application witnesses
As a licensee or permit holder you must notify the Building Commission of a change in the residential or business address or mobile or landline telephone number within 14 days of the change. Please note : Late notification of changes may result in a penalty. How to notify Notification of changes to...
Change of address
Individuals who are licensed or registered in any other State/Territory of Australia or New Zealand to seek the equivalent category of licence in Western Australia (WA), known as the principles of “mutual recognition”. Mutual recognition does not apply to partnerships (firms) or bodies corporate (...
Mutual recognition of non-WA licence
The Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 imposes serious obligations on licensed repair business operators and the way they operate their business. Failing to meet those obligations can result in the Department issuing an infringement notice, prosecuting offending licence holders before a court or...
Motor vehicle repairers
Not every business in the motor repair and servicing industry requires a repair business licence. Vehicle and parts manufacturers are exempt if they do not actually repair vehicles. If you manufacture parts but do not fit them to a vehicle you will not require a licence. The question you must ask...
Motor vehicle repairers
Motor vehicle repair businesses must operate from approved premises (including mobile premises). If a repair business operates from multiple premises, each additional premises must also be approved. Fixed premises The Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 requires each applicant for a motor vehicle...
Motor vehicle repairers
Building disputes Disputes – referred to as building service or home building work contract complaints Any person adversely affected by the carrying out of a regulated building service may lodge a complaint alleging that a building service has not been carried out in a proper and proficient manner...
Compliance and audit
A motor vehicle repair business licence is required if you are an owner of a motor vehicle repair business, a self-employed motor vehicle repairer or operate a mobile repair business. Before your licence can be approved by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, you must be a certified repairer...
Motor vehicle repairers

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Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
27 May 2015
The transition table outlines changes between the Interim Code of Fair Practice for Retirement Villages in the Fair Trading (Retirement Villages Interim Code) Regulations (No. 2) 2014 which expires...
Consumer Protection
Policies
07 Apr 2015
11 March 2015 A licensed real estate agent has been reprimanded and both he and his agency have been fined for employing an unregistered sales representative. On 27 February 2015, Kirsten Leigh Hopla...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
18 Jun 2015
Manual and online assessment for mandatory CPD 2012 for property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help you...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
06 May 2015
This publication is intended as a guide to the prescribed Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) program for all individuals licensed to carry on business in Western Australia as real estate or...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
29 Mar 2017
<<Date>> The Trust and Audit Team Registration and Monitoring Branch Consumer Protection Department of Commerce Locked Bag 14 Cloisters Square Perth WA 6850 By email : audits@commerce.wa...
Consumer Protection
Template
18 Feb 2015
Manuals and online assessment for mandatory CPD 2012 for r eal estate agents, business brokers and sales representatives. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The...
Consumer Protection
Training material
06 May 2015
5 February 2015 Key points to remember For security bonds held in a financial institution in relation to residential tenancy agreements which commenced prior to 1 July 2013, Consumer Protection urges...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
5 January 2015 Consumer Protection expects agents will be preparing their business trust account records for the audit period, 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 for submission to their auditor...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
5 September 2014 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will soon be contacting business name holders, who have not renewed their business name registration, about its intention...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Dec 2014

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Announcements

Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of two Perth real estate agencies over the misuse of their trust accounts and inability to operate their businesses within the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The supervisor’s duties include carrying on the activities of the agent for the purpose of winding up the agency. On 18...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014

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