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A review of the regulation of consignment sales under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 (WA) has been completed by Consumer Protection. Review purpose The key purpose of the review was to consider whether the regulation of consignment sales should continue in its current form. Review finding A...
Consumer rights
Your High Risk Work Licence expires every 5 years. You must not carry out high risk work until your licence has been renewed. To renew your High Risk Work Licence – Here’s what you will need to have ready: Your High Risk Work Licence number You will find your High Risk Work Licence number on the...
High risk work licence
Do you want to make a complaint about bullying, sexual assault or harassment? Contact WorkSafe on 1800 678 198 or email wscallcentre@dmirs.wa.gov.au
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Draft Funeral Pricing Code Consumer Protection is seeking industry and consumer views on the draft Funeral Pricing Code (the Code). Status: CLOSED, 21 April 2022 Background Recent investigations into the funeral industry have found a lack of price transparency on funeral goods and services (...
Consultations
Consultation status: CLOSED Submissions closed 4 April 2022. Please subscribe to the Associations newsletter to keep up to date with the latest association information. The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 is being reviewed to check how well it is working. Background The purpose of this review...
Consultations
In WA, from 10 September 2021, it is against the law to resell tickets that are first sold or supplied by the authorised seller for above 110 per cent of the original cost, if the tickets have a resale restriction. A resale restriction is a term or condition on a ticket that limits the...
Sales practices
Action Plan for Reform An Action Plan for reform to introduce better payment protections for all participants in the Western Australian building and construction industry was released by the Minister for Commerce in September 2021. Security of payment – Action plan What does the Action Plan do? The...
Security of payment
Wholesale suppliers' obligation Wholesaler suppliers have obligations they must meet as set in the the Petroleum Products Pricing Act 1983. At fuel terminals, a wholesale supplier must: Notify the Commissioner of their next day's spot price or TGP for each fuel type they sell Not refuse to supply...
FuelWatch
Terminal operators must notify a “spot” price for each fuel type they sell in accordance with the Terminal Gate Price (TGP) formula stipulated in the Petroleum Products Pricing (Maximum Terminal Gate Price) Order 2013. These prices then become the maximum price a spot purchaser can be charged for a...
FuelWatch
Questions asked during Safe Work Month Webinar on 30 October 2020 have been compiled along with the department's responses. Commencement When did the Work Health and Safety Act receive assent? The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) was assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. However...
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This information sheet provides an overview of the key changes, registration and transitional provisions brought about the by the Work Health and Safety Act and regulations coming into effect.
WorkSafe
Information
05 May 2022
22 April 2022 Reminder of the dangers of toppling furniture and large appliances You may be aware of the tragic death of a child in Byford late last year, which was caused by toppling furniture...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
22 Apr 2022
13 April 2022 Will current COVID-19 requirements affect your business? This bulletin explains how the most recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic emergency measures impact on the real estate industry...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
13 Apr 2022
Proposals for Reform of the Regulation of Motor Vehicle Consignment Sales Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (DRIS) The review under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 (WA) (MVDA) has been...
Consumer Protection
Reports
29 Apr 2022
This guide is designed to provide information and practical suggestions that may be helpful to you and others at a time when you are grieving and having to navigate legal and other processes...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this application guide to apply for a high risk work licence.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
A consumer advisory organisation, CHOICE and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recent investigations into the funeral industry found a lack of price transparency on funeral goods and...
Consumer Protection
Code of practice
17 Mar 2022
The key focus of the review of the Auction Sales Act 1973 (WA) is to obtain stakeholder feedback to assist in assessing proposals for the overall regulation of the auction sales industry. In...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
10 Mar 2022
This discussion paper represents the first stage of the Review and is focussed on encouraging stakeholder input in regard to key issues of concern and how they might be overcome. Issues of an...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
15 Mar 2022
8 March 2022 The deadline for completing and delivering the audit reports for the year ending 31 December 2021 is fast approaching. Agents and auditors have until 31 March 2022 to submit their audits...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
08 Mar 2022

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Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 18 May 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 28 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2022
Action threatened against those who don’t comply with fitness industry rules Most issues relate to membership cancellations and refunds 37 complaints and 111 enquiries received so far this year Consumer Protection will be cracking down on some fitness industry operators that are failing to comply with the new Code of Practice that came into effect on 1 July last year. Of most concern are issues...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2022
Fake websites selling shipping containers ripping off WA consumers Almost $55,000 lost by scam victims in the past four months Others caught by a bogus container leasing investment scheme WA consumers in the market for shipping containers are being scammed by fake websites with losses for 2022 already exceeding the total for the entire year of 2021. Eight victims have reported to WA ScamNet at...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 May 2022
Electrical tests carried out by assembly line staff, not licensed electricians Public at risk if electrical equipment is supplied without expert testing Company pleaded guilty and has changed its testing practices Following the prosecution of a Perth air-conditioning company, Building and Energy is warning WA manufacturers that testing of electrical equipment above a certain voltage must only be...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 May 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 4 May 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 26 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 May 2022
New licence category proposed for dealers wanting to sell on consignment Character test for licence applicants and their associates to be strengthened Specific dealer training to focus on laws and practices for consignment sales Losses incurred by owners when selling their motor vehicles and caravans on consignment have prompted action by the McGowan Government with a new licence category to be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Apr 2022
Real concerns that defective vehicles from flood areas will be sold in WA Potential buyers urged to find out the vehicle’s full history before purchase A number of checks can be carried out to make an informed decision WA consumers are being warned to be vigilant with fears that flood-damaged vehicles from the eastern states will be sold in WA. Consumer Protection urges buyers of second-hand...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 20 April 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 27 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 6 April 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 18 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Apr 2022
The new Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) were gazetted on 11 March 2022 and will commence on the 31 March 2022, bringing the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 into full force and effect. The WHS Regulations replace the current Occupational and Safety Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations). You can access the WHS Regulations on the WA Legislation website: WALW - Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
25 Mar 2022

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