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Acknowledgement to Country

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia.

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Scams Awareness Week 2020

Be yourself, don't let a scammer be you

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Announcements & Publications

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 28 cents per litre (cpl) to 132.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging...

First step towards better consumer protection in the tow...

Consumer Protection has launched a period of community and industry consultation with the view of determining whether the regulation of tow truck businesses...

Consumer complaints mount against Albany shed seller –...

Consumer Protection is warning consumers about an Albany shed seller who appears to have accepted a large amount of money in deposits and full payments but...

Commissioner's blog: Sea container investments not so...

If you’ve seen an advert promising big returns on an investment in shipping containers, then our advice is to consider whether it may be a scam or Ponzi...

Live stream scammers target Consumer Protection Awards

Live stream scammers have targeted the Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards virtual event on Facebook prompting a warning from the consumer watchdog...

Vehicle parts seller to pay $26,000 for operating a ...

A man who operated a business selling specialist motor vehicle parts as well as conducting driver training courses was fined $10,000 by the Armadale...

Safety alert 04/2020 - Near miss involving ruptured...

In early March 2020, a demolition team was taking down a large industrial unit. The team had removed fire suppression pipework from the roof and collected...

South West builder on notice for work without permit –...

A Bridgetown builder has been formally cautioned for carrying out work without a building permit and failing to follow the required plans and standards. The...

Northern suburbs builder cautioned over contract – Dwayne...

The Building Services Board has issued a formal caution to a Mullaloo builder after his partner’s business entered into a contract to do a $300,000...

1 January 2021 pay rates now available

New versions of the WA award summaries and the Minimum pay rates for award free employees are now available which include the pay rates that come into effect...

New tenant issues with locked gas meter boxes - Real...

5 August 2020 What is the solution when the gas supply has been locked or removed at the start of a tenancy? Suppliers and retailers – what is the difference...

Advocates for WA’s vulnerable consumers become award winners

Community service providers that offer support to some of our most vulnerable consumers have been recognised in the Consumer Protection Awards, along with a...