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Buying new furniture can be exciting, but it’s important to install your new item, securely, to prevent it from toppling over and causing serious injury or even death. Furniture, such as chests of drawers, wardrobes, bookcases, cabinets, TV or entertainment units or other tall items, can pose serious risks and potentially tragic outcomes. Young children, especially, can try to climb on, or pull...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jul 2024
A Pinjarra tradesman who took upfront deposits for fencing jobs but failed to carry out the work has been fined by the Armadale Magistrates Court, following action from Consumer Protection.
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2024
Our TV screens, in-boxes and devices have been overflowing with End of Financial Year (EOFY) sales pitches – and you might be one of the thousands of people who snapped up a bargain-priced home appliance or some new furniture. But did you also agree to buy an ‘extended warranty’ on your purchase? Extended warranties are often sold to consumers by retailers as an added ‘peace of mind’ to cover...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jul 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 17 July 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jul 2024
Western Australians are being urged to be vigilant of payment redirection scams with losses this year already exceeding figures from 2023.
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2024
The next stage of the Cook Government rental reforms will take place this month, giving tenants more certainty in their budgets and allow them to feel more at home in their properties.
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 10 July 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jul 2024
The cooler weather has finally arrived and this usually means staying warm by using products like heaters, wheat/heat packs, hot water bottles and electric blankets, or even sitting near a cosy fire. Consumer Protection is reminding people there are safety risks with many winter products and if not careful, they could pose a fire hazard to your home. Winter is also a time to be aware of mould in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jul 2024
A zero-tolerance approach continues to be taken towards ticket scalpers ahead of the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 305 event, as 16 individuals were fined $2,000 each for re-selling tickets to last November’s Coldplay concerts at illegal mark-ups.
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jul 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 3 July 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 35 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jul 2024
Stronger regulation of Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in Western Australia has begun, with the opening of a new register that will allow regulators and communities to keep track of the short stay sector for the first time.
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jul 2024
Nerve damage, scarring, pain, burns, infections and psychological trauma. No, this isn’t about medical negligence, it’s about injuries received from beauty and cosmetic treatments. How would you feel if a simple trip to get your eyelashes looking lush for an event ends with red, infected eyes and a course of antibiotics, or your first session of laser hair or tattoo removal results in painful...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jul 2024
As a national ban on engineered stone approaches, Consumer Protection is urging affected homeowners to be aware of their rights and avoid signing new contracts to have the product installed. From 1 July 2024, the supply or installation of engineered stone – commonly used to make kitchen and bathroom benchtops – will be banned in all states across Australia to protect workers from the risks of silicosis, an irreversible lung disease.
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 26 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 36 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jun 2024
On average, more than 30 Australians die each year, and over 6,000 are hospitalised with injuries, from ladder falls. The injuries can be serious and life altering with people suffering fractured limbs, spinal cord damage and severe brain injuries. Sadly, the majority of people killed or injured were men aged over 45 years. Consumer Protection’s Product Safety team are urging people to make...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 19 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 35 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jun 2024
Used car buyers now have more confidence that the vehicles for sale from dealers are safe and reliable, with new regulations taking effect that help protect consumers from making a purchase they may later regret. As of 7 June, motor vehicle dealers in Western Australia must disclose to prospective buyers whether a vehicle under 15 years old is a repairable write-off.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2024
West Leederville settlement agent struck off for unauthorised withdrawals Illegally transferred over $29,000 into own bank accounts, a credit card account SAT orders follow extensive Consumer Protection investigation A West Leederville settlement agent who illegally transferred $29,030 from a trust account into her personal bank accounts and a work credit card has been permanently banned from...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jun 2024
The number of consumer complaints relating to studio photography businesses has risen sharply in 2024, prompting Consumer Protection to issue a warning.
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 12 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 35 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2024
Used car buyers now have more confidence that the vehicles they purchase from dealers are safe and reliable, with new regulations taking effect that tighten-up sales of written-off vehicles.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2024
If you’ve been waiting for a reason to rent out your empty property, this is it. The State Government will pay you $5,000 to bring your vacant house, apartment, villa or unit to the long-term rental market for West Aussies to lease.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2024
A Perth CBD real estate agency has been fined and reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to lodge nine security bonds worth $14,200 within the required timeframe, following action by Consumer Protection.
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 5 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2024
Consumer Protection is urging Western Australian families to avoid doing business with an au pair placement provider that has allegedly taken $37,219 from unhappy customers.
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2024

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