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A guide for those entering into a contract for home building and associated works. When does the Home Building Contracts Act apply? The Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act) regulates contracts...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
When carrying out ‘builder work’ for another person, in most parts of Western Australia registration as a building contractor is required. What is ‘builder work’? ‘Builder work’ is building work: for...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
22 Jan 2019
The Building Act 2011 provides a comprehensive system of building control, s ets standards for buildings and demolition work in WA and deals with building or demolition work that affects other land...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
04 Jun 2014
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
04 Sep 2017
Residential building work contracts in Western Australia are governed by the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act). If residential building work valued over $20,000 is to be undertaken, the Act...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
25 Mar 2021
Complete this form to demonstrate the required experience, knowledge and skills.
Building and Energy
Form – application
10 Mar 2016
Complete this form to apply for a building practitioner licence. Please note that the same form is used for painting practitioners.
Building and Energy
Form – application
22 May 2014
This bulletin sets out duties that could be relevant to people that may work on an owner builder site, which is considered a workplace under the definitions of the Act.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Articles on the certified building approval process, outstanding regional work, notifiable events, registration renewals and prosecutions and disciplinary proceedings.
Building and Energy
Newsletter
21 May 2015
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
20 May 2014

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Announcements

The National Construction Code 2015 (NCC) is provided as a preview of requirements that will be adopted on 1 May 2015 and it's now available online for FREE!
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Apr 2015
The Fire and Emergency Services Amendment Bill 2014 ('the FES Bill'), which was recently introduced into Parliament, creates a head of power in the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1998 to allow the Fire and Emergency Services ('FES') Commissioner to make orders designating areas of the State as bushfire-prone.
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Apr 2015
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has announced a package of regulatory reforms to help Western Australia’s building and plumbing industries save money and work more efficiently.
Building and Energy
Department News
31 Mar 2015
The Building Commission has released the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) as the first part of the public comment phase of the statutory review of the Architects Act 2004 . The review addresses some broad policy issues concerning the need to register architects, the adoption of a national recognition model, whether to extend the registration of architects to other building design...
Building and Energy
Department News
27 Feb 2015
Reforms to the building approvals process for single residential housing will reduce time delays, giving owners and builders greater certainty about when building work can start.
Building and Energy
Department News
10 Nov 2014
The implementation of Western Australia’s new building laws was the first step towards moving our state towards a risk-based system of building regulation.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Apr 2014
The Building Commission’s new risk-based audit process is examining the administrative and technical aspects of the building process undertaken by registered builders.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Oct 2014
Future online editions, commencing with the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC), will be freely available to registered users, commencing with access to a free preview of NCC 2015 (both online and in PDF) prior to its adoption date of 1 May 2015. From 1 February 2015, users are able to access NCC 2015 which includes: Volume One (Building Code of Australia for Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings);...
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Jan 2015
If you undertake alterations and additions, then you will need to know how to use the WA Alterations & Additions Protocol (Protocol), a new option for meeting the energy efficiency requirements.
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Jan 2015
The Building Commission has received several calls regarding a report that aired on Channel 7’s Today Tonight program on 11 December 2014. At the conclusion of the report, which looked at the “problems, dangers and hidden costs of home renovations”, the program’s host stated that “as of next year, you’ll no longer need council approval for swimming pools, patios and granny flats”. This...
Building and Energy
Department News
19 Dec 2014

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