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All fuel gas accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Gas incidents Regulation 42 of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 requires that all incidents, such as near misses, injury to persons or property damage relating to...
Reporting a gas incident
All electrical accidents that occur in Western Australia must be reported. The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 require that all electrical accidents irrespective of their seriousness, must be immediately reported to: the employer (if relevant); and the relevant network operator. If the...
Reporting an electrical accident
Having electrical work done? Make sure you use a licensed electrical contractor whenever you have electrical work done. Having electrical work done brochure Don't D-I-Y (do it yourself) electrical work Doing your own electrical work or employing an unlicensed person to do it for you, is very...
Electrical installations
Building and Energy produces and amends legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information. Where public comment is invited, draft copies of the documents are placed on this page. Consultation on new proposals for supervision of electrical workers and apprentices In March and...
Discussion papers
New and amended electrical legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information will be available here. Code of Practice for Inspectors (Electricity) A comprehensive review of the Code of Practice for Inspectors (Electricity) in Western Australia (Code) has been completed. The...
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Consumers have 10 business days to reconsider an unsolicited consumer agreement, during which they can cancel the agreement without penalty. This is called the ‘cooling-off’ period. During the 10 business day cooling-off period, the supplier must not accept any payment or supply any services...
Door-to-door and telephone selling
Are you considering buying a voucher offering goods or services at a discount online? Or have you already bought a voucher online? If so, there are some things you may wish to consider. Websites offering discounts on goods or services where the consumer then receives a voucher to redeem with a...
Buying online
A ‘lay-by’ agreement exists when you: pay for the goods in at least three instalments (when the agreement is not called a ‘lay by’ agreement) or in at least two instalments (when the agreement is called ‘lay-by’); and do not receive the goods until the full price has been paid. Any deposit you pay...
Lay-by and gift vouchers
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Dispute with a business? A consumer guide to finding help ACL
Consumer Protection
Brochure
29 May 2014
Make sure you use a licensed electrical contractor whenever you have electrical work done. Is your electrical contractor licensed? In Western Australia, the law requires that all electrical work is...
EnergySafety
Brochure
28 Nov 2018
Paying proper attention to customer complaints is an essential part of a well-managed business operation. In fact, complaints can improve your efficiency and profitability. Why have a complaint...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
08 Sep 2017
Section 57 of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 (the Act) requires developers to register their principal place of business with the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (“the Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Form – registration
27 May 2014
If you want to trade as a small retail shop you must apply for a certificate. Lodging an application An application can be completed and submitted online or downloaded and lodged by: email :...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
04 Jul 2018
This document was developed to assist in the investigation of slips, trip and falls in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting your workplace in regards to evacuation and first aid. Although the checklists do not cover all the requirements under workplace safety and health laws, they will give you a better idea of whether your workplace meets basic standards of safety. They will also assist in laying the foundation for a safety and health management system at your workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting training, risk assessment and safe work procedures associated with confined spaces. Although the checklists do not cover all the...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting chemical or hazardous substances hazards at your workplace. This checklist covers both requirements for hazardous substances under the...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This checklist covers both requirements for hazardous substances under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and general chemical safety.
WorkSafe
Checklist
20 May 2014

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The McGowan Government has approved the City of Greater Geraldton's application for a 12-month trial of Perth metropolitan retail trading hours. General retailers will now be able to trade from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday and public holidays - except Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day. After the trial, the City of Greater Geraldton is...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Sep 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 22 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 September 2017, most Puma, Caltex Woolworths, 7-Eleven and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 142.9 cpl (an increase of between 27 and 29 cpl). Most Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Sep 2017
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard If you pay for goods or services by card, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a ban on excessive payment surcharges which applies to all businesses across Australia as of 1 September 2017. The new law limits the amount that a business can charge customers for use of payment methods such as EFTPOS (debit and prepaid), MasterCard (credit, debit...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Sep 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 September 2017, most Caltex Woolworths, 7-Eleven, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 142.9 cpl (an increase of between 27 and 29 cpl). Most BP sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2017
The search has begun for the next winners of the Consumer Protection Awards with nominations now open. Advocates of consumer and tenancy rights are encouraged to nominate whether as an individual, community group, local government authority or a media organisation. Those who have been active in highlighting consumer and tenancy issues and providing community support, advice or education are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2017
A young businessman who supplied black tie waiters for private functions has been ordered by the Perth Magistrates Court to pay almost $7,500 in fines, compensation and costs for taking payments from clients but failing to turn up. 20 year old Tyson John Vacher , who operated Black Tie Waiters (deregistered) from his Carramar home, was fined $1,000 each on four charges of accepting payment but...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 September 2017, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 142.9 cpl (increasing 28 cpl and 29 cpl, respectively). Most 7-Eleven, BP, Coles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 29 August 2017, most Puma, Caltex Woolworths, 7-Eleven, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (an increase of between 24 and 29 cpl). Most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 134.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 22 August 2017, most Puma, 7-Eleven, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (an increase of between 27 and 31 cpl). Most BP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Aug 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 24 cents per litre (cpl) to 135.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 15 August 2017, most Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (an increase of between 30 and 33 cpl). Most Puma and BP sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2017

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