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It is important that you consider a range of issues and do a number of checks before you buy a vehicle. Buying a car is a big investment for most people. Make sure you do your homework before doing the deal, regardless of whether it is through a private seller or with a car yard. It is worth your...
Buying a vehicle
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
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
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
There are 29 classes of repair work for which a repairer's certificate can be granted. Motor vehicle repair businesses are no longer required to be licensed for each class of repair work undertaken. However, repair businesses must ensure any repair work is carried out or adequately supervised by a...
Motor vehicle repairers
The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act allows Police and 'Authorised Officers' to enter the premises of a dealer and examine any second-hand vehicle. The Act also allows these officers to remove vehicles for road testing if required. Should an inspecting officer find any defect that renders the vehicle...
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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 124.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 26 July 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 19 cpl by Caltex Woolworths, 17 cpl by BP and Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 124.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 July 2016, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl, an increase of 14 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 127.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 126.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 July 2016, most BP, Caltex, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 12 cpl by BP, Caltex and Puma and 10 cpl by Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.0 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 July 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl, an increase of 15 cpl. The majority of Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 28 June 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9 cpl (an increase of 17 cpl). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 21 June 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 15 cpl). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard With the end of the financial year fast approaching many car dealers may use the month of June to offer deals to potential buyers to increase their sales volumes for the year. Car-buyers need to be mindful of the warranties that apply to vehicles purchased during this time. Demonstration models are often an attractive alternative for...
Consumer Protection
Department News
14 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol increased by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.4 cpl on Tuesday 14 June 2016. FuelWatch encourages Perth drivers to fill up on Mondays to save money and avoid the weekly price increase. On Tuesday 14 June 2016, most Coles Express sites increased their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 16 cpl). Most Caltex sites increased their ULP price to 132.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre ( cpl ) to 129.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 7 June 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 18 cpl ). Most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 31 May 2016, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 22 cpl). Most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2016

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