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Businesses and people working in certain industries must be licensed or registered with Consumer Protection. Abbreviations shown in brackets below represent the code for the type of licence. Motor vehicle industry Dealers (MD) Repairers (MR) Repair businesses (MRB) Salespeople (MS) Yard managers (...
Tradespeople
Clear title of a vehicle means that the vehicle does not have any money owing on it. If you owe money on your vehicle to a finance company, and you sell it privately without telling the buyer, that vehicle may be repossessed from the buyer by the finance company. Also, by selling an encumbered...
Selling a vehicle
There is a fee to sell your vehicle at a public auction. It is usually a percentage of the selling price. You need to advise the auctioneer of your reserve price. Once the reserve price is reached, the vehicle is then sold to the highest bidder. If the reserve price is not reached, the auctioneer...
Selling a vehicle
Fuel price boards Review on displaying of fuel price boards and impact on current WA laws Status: Closed 25 October 2013 Review A proposed national standard for fuel price boards is under review. The standard will allow only undiscounted prices to be displayed, as well as requiring all prices to be...
Consultations and reports
Motor vehicle industry review Review of laws affecting motor vehicle dealers and repairers in Western Australia Status: Closed 15 November 2013 Consumer Protection is seeking the views of the community as part of a review of laws that regulate the motor vehicle industry in WA. People involved in...
Consultations and reports
Selling to the dealer You can sell your vehicle directly to a licensed motor vehicle dealer for cash. Like selling your vehicle privately, you should try to get an idea beforehand what you think your vehicle is worth, to ensure you are satisfied with the result. Check out a variety of motor vehicle...
Selling a vehicle
If you want to sell your vehicle, make sure it is presented well for sale. It's a good idea to start by cleaning, washing and polishing it. Have any mechanical faults repaired and ensure everything including lights, wipers, and air conditioning is in working order. Many people advertise their...
Selling a vehicle
What is motor vehicle repair work? Most types of motor vehicle repair work (known as classes of repair work ) are covered by the Motor Vehicles Repairers Act 2003, including: examining motor vehicles; diagnosing and detecting faults in motor vehicles; adjusting, servicing and maintaining motor...
Servicing and repair
If you need to take out a loan to buy a motor vehicle, it is a good idea to shop around to find the best deal that suits you. Most motor vehicle dealers offer to arrange finance; however it may be cheaper to obtain your own finance from your bank or credit provider. It is best not to over commit...
Buying a vehicle
Insurance When you pay your vehicle's licence, part of the fee is for compulsory third party insurance. This covers you, or anyone else, for death or injury if your car is involved in an accident. However, it does not cover you for damage to your car or anyone else's. Motor vehicle insurance...
Buying a vehicle

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Motor Vehicle Repairers Licensing Frequently Asked Questions
Consumer Protection
Information
30 May 2014
Mini Motorcycles and Mini Scooters Notice for Retailers
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
29 May 2014
Have I got a deal for you An advertising Guide for WA Motor Vehicle Dealers
Consumer Protection
Brochure
29 May 2014
Introduction Most complaints the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) receives regarding motor vehicles are about warranty repairs. The purpose of this booklet is to help you...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
22 Aug 2017
A guide to the correct procedures to dispose of uncollected goods. Though this guide to the disposal of uncollected goods was developed in partnership with the MTA, it is not just for the motor vehicle industry and it is applicable for the disposal of any type of product left with a business.
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
09 Nov 2017
National Occupational Licensing Law Bill Exposure Draft Explanatory Paper
Consumer Protection
Policies
30 May 2014
A guide for the safe operation of an LP gas powered vehicle. Auto LP Gas safety Just like other forms of energy, LP gas (liquefied petroleum gas) is safe when treated properly. A correctly installed...
EnergySafety
Brochure
30 Apr 2014
Who can apply for a Special Occasion Permit (Section 20H Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973) A dealer may apply to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection for a temporary permit to carry on business...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
29 Jun 2018
Application for a Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence Partnership (firm) or Body Corporate (Company) To obtain a motor vehicle repair business licence, you must: complete the application for a...
Consumer Protection
Form – registration
24 Aug 2018
Paying proper attention to customer complaints is an essential part of a well-managed business operation. In fact, complaints can improve your efficiency and profitability. Why have a complaint...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
08 Sep 2017

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A Bellevue couple has been fined $2,500 each by the Midland Magistrates Court for selling vehicles from their home without a licence. Ty Mellowship and Mandy Paula Rowe were convicted in their absence on 9 April 2018 of breaching the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and were also ordered to pay costs of $598 each. Between July 2016 and April 2017, Mr Mellowship bought and sold five vehicles. Between...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Apr 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 10 April 2018, most Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 153.9 cpl (an increase of between 24 and 28 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 147 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 3 April 2018, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 153.9 cpl (an increase of 31 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cpl, and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2018
An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer has been ordered to pay a total of $27,757 by the Armadale Magistrates Court after being found guilty on 27 March 2018. Mark Anthony Lambley , who mostly operated in Kelmscott, was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $22,757 in costs. He bought 36 motor vehicles at auction and on-sold 12 of them between April 2013 and June 2014 without a licence, in breach of the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 146.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 27 March 2018, most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cpl (an increase of 27 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, BP and Coles Express sites are increasing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 145.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 20 March 2018, most Caltex Woolworths, Puma, BP, Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase between 22 cpl and 27 cpl). Also, all 7-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 2018
A 37 year old Busselton man has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay costs of $200 by the Busselton Magistrates Court for buying and selling motor vehicles without a licence. The man, who was granted a spent conviction, pleaded guilty on 13 March 2018 to buying and selling a total of 24 vehicles between December 2015 and January 2017 while not being licensed, in breach of the Motor Vehicle...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Mar 2018
A Boulder mechanic has been banned from holding a certificate to work in the motor vehicle repair industry in WA for two years by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after failing to inform Consumer Protection about his criminal charges and convictions. Matthew Lawrence Elmer , who was also reprimanded by the SAT, failed to disclose criminal charges in his application for a repairer’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 145.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 13 March 2018, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase between 23 cpl and 27 cpl). Also, all 7-Eleven...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Mar 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 146 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 20 February 2018, most 7-Eleven, Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase of between 20 cpl and 25 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Feb 2018

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