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Registration as an adjudicator entitles an individual to make determinations on adjudication applications. Adjudicators have various reporting obligations under Part 3, Division 3, sections 32(4), 32(6) and 38(4)(c) of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and...
Adjudicators and review adjudicators
The Building Commissioner is responsible for granting registration to individuals as adjudicators and/or review adjudicators. An application for registration as an adjudicator and/or review adjudicator must be made using the form below. Please note, certain requirements must be satisfied to be...
Adjudicators and review adjudicators
Building and Energy will be holding a security of payment information road show later in the year. The details of this is currently being finalised. Please refer back to this section for more information shortly.
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Your obligations as a registered building service contractor when subcontracting for building services Construction contracts over the value of $20,000 (including GST) with a building service contractor will be required to be made in writing and contain mandatory information. This includes...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
The retention trust scheme under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 requires retention money withheld under eligible construction contracts to be held in a retention money trust account with a recognised financial institution. Timeline for the requirements: After...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (Act) provides important payment protections for all participants in the Western Australian building and construction industry (some exclusions apply). It applies to construction contracts entered into on or after 1 August 2022...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
The below information provides a description of activities which Western Australia (WA) Demolition licence holders are permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. If you need to apply for a WA licence...
Demolition licence
The below information provides a description of activities which Western Australia (WA) licensed building practitioners are permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. If you need to apply for a WA...
Initial registration
The below information provides a description of activities which Western Australia (WA) registered building contractors are permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. If you need to apply for a WA...
Initial registration
The Building Commissioner has published a number of suggested forms and templates to help parties to engage with the payment process under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 . These include forms for making and responding to payment claims, as well as utilising...
Templates and user guides

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Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 Commencement Proclamation 2022
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
01 Jul 2022
This guide is for all homeowners, owner builders, builders, contractors and suppliers working in the residential building industry.
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
01 Jul 2022
Claimant giving an application for adjudication review Respondent giving an application for adjudication review Giving an adjudication review response
Building and Energy
Guidance note
01 Jul 2022
The Building Commissioner has published a template for an application for adjudication review by a claimant under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 . This document...
Building and Energy
Guidance note
01 Jul 2022
Schedule 2 of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Regulations 2022 (WA)
Building and Energy
Code of practice
01 Jul 2022
Schedule 3 of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Regulations 2022 (WA)
Building and Energy
Code of practice
01 Jul 2022
Notice to principal for home building work under section 24(2) of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA)
Building and Energy
Notice
01 Jul 2022
This form is to be used by a person applying to the Building Commissioner for the grant of ‘provisional’ registration as an adjudicator under section 110 of the Building and Construction Industry (...
Building and Energy
Form – application
28 Sep 2022
Submit your application online Click here to submit and pay This form must be used for applying to the Building Commissioner for authorisation as a nominating authority under the Building and...
Building and Energy
Form – application
10 Aug 2022
APPLICATION FORM: Lodge and pay online here This form must be used for applying to the Building Commissioner (or his/her authorised delegate) for registration as an adjudicator or review adjudicator...
Building and Energy
Form – application
11 Oct 2022

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Announcements

$27,500 fine for not complying with a Building Commissioner’s order 12 instances of faulty or unsatisfactory work at a Riverton kitchen renovation Previous history of non-compliance with building and electrical laws A Perth tradesman with a history of non-compliance has been fined $27,500 for ignoring an official order to fix defective kitchen renovation work. At Perth Magistrates Court on 7...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Jan 2022
Many areas of non-compliant building work including roof safety issues Disciplinary matters referred to the State Administrative Tribunal $25,000 fine for Ventura Home Group and $15,000 fine for Justayn Bean Ventura Home Group Pty Ltd (BC10805) and its former nominated supervisor, Justayn James Bean (BP13268), have been fined a total of $40,000 for inadequate management and supervision of eight...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jan 2022
Several defects found in construction of a two-storey house SAT mediation concludes with a $7,500 fine for lack of supervision Building company is now in administration A former building company supervisor has accepted a $7,500 fine at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for not properly overseeing work at a Busselton house where several faults were found. Jeremy Peter Evans (BP12715) was the...
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Dec 2021
The McGowan Government has released exposure drafts of regulations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 ahead of the commencement of major work health and safety (WHS) reforms in March 2022. Releasing the exposure drafts of the supporting regulations provides all participants in Western Australian workplaces the opportunity to prepare themselves to meet the requirements of the new Act and to...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Dec 2021
Roof restorer ignored Building Commissioner’s order to rectify defects in Falcon Matter went to trial due to claims of ‘reasonable excuse’ for non-compliance Guilty verdict, $2,000 fine and $1,500 in costs A Mandurah roof restorer has been ordered to pay $3,500 in fines and costs after a court found he did not have a valid reason for disregarding an official order to fix defects. On 6 December at...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Dec 2021
Local governments must inspect private pool safety barriers at least every four years 1.6% of WA pools were overdue for inspection at 30 June 2021 57% of authorities were up to date with their inspections, but this is a decline Most WA local governments are progressing well with inspections of private pool safety barriers but there is still room for improvement, Building and Energy has reported...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Dec 2021
Draft regulations to support Security of Payment laws released for consultation Workers and industry urged to have their say between now and January 21, 2022 New laws to protect subcontractors start on August 1, 2022 The McGowan Government is asking for feedback on draft regulations to support landmark Security of Payment reforms for subcontractors in the building and construction sector...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Nov 2021
Building Services Board issues $1,000 fine Boundary fence removed without neighbour’s awareness or consent Builders are reminded of their responsibilities A Landsdale registered builder has been fined $1,000 for removing a rear boundary fence at a Balga site without notifying or obtaining consent from the neighbour, who was left without a back fence for several weeks. The Building Services Board...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Oct 2021
Failed to comply with official order to rectify driveway work and damage $5,000 fine plus $368.50 in costs Magistrate noted need to deter substandard work and encourage confidence A Woodvale concreter who ignored a Building Commissioner’s order to rectify driveway work and damage has been fined $5,000 following a prosecution by Building and Energy. Thomas John Sharkey pleaded guilty to breaching...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Oct 2021
Failed to comply with Building Commissioner’s order to rectify floor and windows Guilty pleas from company and director after Building and Energy investigation Gran Designs WA is no longer trading Failure to comply with a Building Commissioner’s order to fix a Stoneville modular home has cost a building company and its director almost $7,000 in fines and costs. Following a prosecution by Building...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Oct 2021

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