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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. Certain requirements must be satisfied to be eligible to be...
Adjudicators and review adjudicators
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...
Your obligations and rights
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...
Your obligations and rights
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...
Your obligations and rights
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 Automatic mutual recognition , you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. If you need...
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
A checklist for removing Class B Asbestos (non-friable), for both licenced asbestos removalists and for those removing small quantities (less than 10 m 2 ) who do not require a licence. Download this document Health and safety checklist - Class B Asbestos (non friable) removal work
Asbestos
This information sheet provides advice to persons in control of a workplace and those involved in inspecting, removing, managing or disposing of asbestos contaminated soils at workplaces. This information sheet deals with soils at a workplace, which are contaminated with asbestos containing...
Asbestos

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Supporting Documents for Building Engineer’s Registration: Explanatory statement Submission template
Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
09 Feb 2023
This form is to be used by building service contractors that are in a corporation structure (company, body corporate or unincorporated body) to give the Building Services Board written notice of the...
Building and Energy
Form – notification
03 Feb 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of November.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Dec 2022
An overview of building disputes for the month of September.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Dec 2022
The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the Act) commenced operation on 1 January 2005. The Act provides a means for the rapid adjudication of payment disputes for parties to a contract for the carrying...
Building and Energy
Reports
05 Dec 2022
The exemption is subject to the following conditions which must be followed. The exemption only applies to the removal of non-friable asbestos containing material. The exemption is only applicable in...
WorkSafe
Information
29 Nov 2022
This guidebook is written to assist current and future parties that are using, or will use, retention money as a method of performance security to understand their rights and obligations under the...
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
01 Dec 2022
What is the Retention Trust Scheme? The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 establishes a retention trust scheme to better protect retention money such as cash security...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
01 Dec 2022
Under the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022, clearance inspections must be conducted for all licensed asbestos removal work and a written clearance certificate must be issued before...
WorkSafe
Template
25 Nov 2022
Practical tips to protect homes and keep those sheltering in them safe from cyclone damage. Cyclone season in Northwest Australia typically runs from November to April although warmer ocean...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
21 Nov 2022

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Announcements

Effective, well-maintained and compliant pool safety barriers can help save lives Pool gates must never be propped open Only adults should supervise young children; don’t rely on older children for this Useful resources available from Building and Energy With summer school holidays starting, Western Australians are urged to check their pool safety barriers, keep pool gates closed and ensure young...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Dec 2022
Mount Lawley house mostly demolished despite requirement to keep key parts Significant new building work did not comply with building permit or plans The building contractor’s nominated supervisor is also the home owner The Building Services Board has issued $8,000 in fines after unauthorised demolition and building work was carried out at a builder’s own heritage-protected Mount Lawley house...
Building and Energy
Media release
08 Dec 2022
Advice on what to do before, during and after a cyclone Developed by Building and Energy in collaboration with Engineers Australia Checklists summarise key advice from several organisations A new guide is available with practical tips for protecting people and buildings against cyclone damage. The fact sheet , developed by Building and Energy in collaboration with Engineers Australia’s Cyclone...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Dec 2022
Substandard turf and concrete work in Beeliar and Ashby Ignoring a building remedy order is an offence under WA’s building laws $5,000 fine and $2,000 in costs to be paid A Perth magistrate says two home owners were left in a “vulnerable position” after paying for substandard work by a landscaper, who ignored orders from the Building Commissioner to fix the faults. Haval Akrawy , also known as...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Nov 2022
Cracks, incomplete work and other defects at Woodvale and Landsdale properties No attempt to follow official orders for remedy or compensation Conviction at trial following prosecution by Building and Energy A Perth tradesman has been fined $12,500 for ignoring orders issued by the Building Commissioner to fix defective driveway work at two homes. Ricky Noel Clements , trading as Harden Up...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Nov 2022
This article is published to alert plumbing and building industry stakeholders in Western Australia of changes to current regulations and standards affecting plumbing system design and installation in WA. The Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) have been amended to align with the latest version of the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA 2022) which takes...
Building and Energy
Department News
08 Nov 2022
Local governments must inspect private pool safety barriers at least every four years 1.5% of WA pools were overdue for inspection at 30 June 2022 62% of councils were up to date with inspections, an improvement from last year WA local governments have shown overall improvement in inspecting private pool safety barriers, but the State’s building regulator says progress must continue to help...
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Oct 2022
Media statement from Commerce Minister, Hon Roger Cook MLA Home indemnity insurance reforms to better protect home owners affected by builder insolvencies Maximum insurance payouts will double to $40,000 for lost deposits and $200,000 for incomplete or defective works Home indemnity insurance is compulsory for residential building projects valued at $20,000 or more The McGowan Government has...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Oct 2022
Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets are now available. The new FAQs cover digital identity and the WA Relationship Authorisation Manager (WARAM). The My Account FAQ has also been updated. The FAQs provide answers to common questions such as: What is a digital identity and why we need to protect it? What is the WARAM and how can it benefit our customers and their business ? Both new...
Corporate
Department News
29 Sep 2022
Free information sessions across regional WA this spring are set to discuss key changes to national building and plumbing codes as well as new subcontractor payment laws. The State Government’s building regulator, Building and Energy, is inviting participants at all levels of the building, construction and plumbing sectors to attend the interactive events. One roadshow will cover the National...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Aug 2022

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