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What services are covered by the consumer guarantees? Services that you provide in the course of your business or professional activity, including not-for-profit services, that: cost up to $40,000 (or any other amount set by the Australian Consumer Law in future), regardless of purpose or use; cost...
Guarantees and warranties
Whether you have to provide a refund, repair, replacement or compensation to a consumer for problems with goods or services depends on whether you have met consumer guarantees set by Australian law. You are responsible for understanding your legal obligations. Australia’s consumer protection...
Guarantees and warranties
Check your inbox, not your post box: Courtesy renewal notices are now sent by email. Further information at dmirs.wa.gov.au/LSupdate . If you’re a painter whose registration is due to expire you can submit an application for renewal up to six weeks before the expiry date stated on your registration...
Renewal
New registrations (first time) Individuals, partnerships and companies that wish to contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered as a 'painting contractor' and demonstrate a financial and organisational capacity. Partnerships and companies will also be...
Initial registration
Under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 , a painter is required to be registered to carry out painting work valued over $1,000. The legislation has two categories of registration. Registered painting practitioner In Western Australia, a registered painting practitioner can: be a...
Initial registration
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact Dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
Painters in Western Australia are governed by a number of Acts and Regulations, including the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 and the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Act 2011 . Building and Energy has the authority to investigate and take proceedings for...
Responsibilities
Information about Building and Energy's Enforcement Branch.
Enforcement
Building disputes Disputes (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 or is faulty or...
Compliance and audit
Registration as an adjudicator falls under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . (1) The qualifications and experience required by an adjudicator are: (a) a degree from a university or other tertiary institution in Australia in one of the following disciplines or an equivalent qualification from an...
Becoming an adjudicator

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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
Building and Energy
Form – application
03 Jul 2019
Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Jul 2019
Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Jul 2019
Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Jul 2019
Building and Energy
Form – application
18 Jul 2019
Articles on website quick links for painters, new risk-based painting audits, painter forums, board representation, registration renewal, the Home Building Contracts Act, recent prosecutions against painters, dispute resolution, advertising and signage requirements and more.
Building and Energy
Newsletter
14 Oct 2015
Building and Energy is responsible for regulating painting and decorating work and the Building Services Board (the Board) is responsible for registering painting contractors for work with a value of...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
22 Jan 2019
Use this form to notify the Building Services Board of a change in a registered building service provider’s contact details.
Building and Energy
Form – notification
24 Aug 2016
Building and Energy
Form – application
24 Jul 2019

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Kalbarri man Peter John Barry Ikin , trading as Cape York Connections , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out unregistered painting work at eight Mid West properties between December 2013 and June 2015.
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Nov 2016
Trade painters and householders can dispose of waste paint and packaging responsibly at the following collection events.
Building and Energy
Department News
08 Nov 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The 2016-17 financial year sees the Australian Building Codes Board embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Sep 2016
An interim report into the discovery of asbestos in the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has found the procurement processes used by principal contractor John Holland Pty Ltd to be comprehensive and consistent with industry practice. However, industry and government must improve processes for detecting and preventing the presence of non-conforming and hazardous products in buildings. Released...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Sep 2016
A report by Auditor General Colin Murphy has assessed how well the Building Commission regulates Western Australia’s residential building industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
24 Jun 2016
Unregistered Rivervale painter Raymond Patrick O’Sullivan , trading as Prime Finishes Painting Services , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration offences and failing to comply with a building remedy order.
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Apr 2016
Pedrini Franchising Pty Ltd (reg. BC7215) and its directors Mark Pedrini, who is also the company’s nominated supervisor (PC7215 and PP7356), and Natalie Pedrini have been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines totalling $6,000 and costs of $975 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building and Energy
Media release
07 Apr 2016
Collie painter Troy Raymond Anderson, trading as T & S Painting, has been ordered to pay a $3,500 fine and costs of $569.64 after being successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration offences.
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Apr 2016
Regional building industries will be briefed on imminent changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other industry matters at information sessions run by the Building Commission.
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Mar 2016

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