Motor vehicle dealers and repairers law review: Stage two consultation paper 2015

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This is the second stage in the review of laws affecting motor vehicle dealers and repairers in Western Australia

Status: Closed, Friday 18 December 2015

Consumer Protection sought the community’s views about options for reforming the laws regulating motor vehicle dealers, yard managers, salespersons and motor vehicle repairers operating in WA.

Consumers and business were urged to consider the consultation paper and to make a submission to the review.


Consumer Protection is reviewing the laws which apply to motor vehicle dealers, yard managers, sales representatives and motor vehicle repairers operating in Western Australia.

In undertaking the review, our goal is to ensure the laws are appropriate in the current marketplace and are operating in the interests of both consumers and business.

The review also provides an opportunity to look at ways of improving the legislation, removing unnecessary regulation and reducing red tape for business.

Current consultation phase:

The 2015 consultation paper reports on the earlier consultation and considers a range of options for reform. The review provides a vital opportunity to have your say about options for improving the regulation of repairers and dealers. You are strongly encouraged to provide input to the review.

Reform options under consideration

Full details in relation to the range of reform options under consideration are included in the consultation paper. Care will be taken to weigh up the costs and benefits of the various options for reform currently under consideration.

The following are examples of some of the key issues addressed in the consultation paper:

  • The licensing of motor vehicle salespersons.
  • The categories of motor vehicle dealer licensing.
  • Cooling off periods for motor vehicle purchases.
  • The types of repair work covered by motor vehicle repairers’ legislation.

Previous consultation

The first stage of the motor vehicle dealers and repairers law review was conducted in August 2013. 

Downloads and resources

Have your say

Opportunity to make a submission is now closed. 


Enquiries can be made by calling Consumer Protection Advice Line on 1300 304 054 or by email.

More information:

More information about the current laws relating to the motor vehilce industry are available from the links below:

Consultation paper

Full details of the review and the proposed changes are detailed in the consultation paper. 

Consultation regulatory impact statement review of Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 and Motor Vehicles Repairers Act 2003.

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