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What is the sharing economy? The sharing economy is an online marketplace run by platform operators that connect consumers with people who have goods or services to sell, hire, rent or lease. Platform operators provide administrative functions, such as facilitating payment and managing the platform...
Guarantees and warranties
Between July 2017 and June 2019, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Building and Energy division coordinated Western Australia’s State-wide Cladding Audit. The audit was part of an Australia-wide initiative to check the cladding on high-risk buildings following the tragic...
Compliance and audit
Event tickets can be bought and sold either directly (ie. word-of-mouth, Facebook, Gumtree) or through ticket reselling websites. However in WA, specific laws aim to prevent would-be-purchasers from paying more than a 10 percent mark- up and to prosecute ticket scalpers. Information on ticket...
Your consumer rights
Gary Newcombe May 2021 - Current Gary Newcombe became Commissioner for Consumer Protection and Executive Director for Consumer Protection on Monday 24th May 2021. Gary has 40 years' experience in the Commonwealth and State public sectors and the Western Australian Parliament, primarily in the areas...
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The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is the single, national online database of security interests in personal property in Australia. Personal property generally includes all form of property other than land, buildings and fixtures. Businesses can check the PPSR to see if the valuable...
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Once registered, a limited partnership have certain ongoing obligations related to conducting business. The partnership must: Display the Certificates of Registration in their registered offices. Include the follwing words/initials next to their business names on all stationery and documents: “...
Limited partnerships
How to end a limited partnership depends on the type of partnership you are in. Ending a limited partnership There are three ways to end a limited partnership: Change a limited partnership to a general partnership with the agreement of all general and limited partners, which can occur only if all...
Limited partnerships
A commercial partnership comprises two or more people who jointly carry on business with a view to making a profit. Partnerships can be general partnerships, limited partnerships or incorporated limited partnerships. Limited partnerships or incorporated limited partnerships in Western Australia...
About business partnerships
Register of limited partnerships and incorporate limited partnerships Consumer Protection is responsible for maintaining a Register of limited partnerships and incorporate limited partnerships. The table below lists the information you can access from the register and the cost involved, if...
Limited partnerships forms and fees
Complete list of updates 2018/19 Quarterly update – 3rd quarter PDF 851KB 2018/19 Half yearly update – 1st half PDF 636KB 2018/19 Quarterly update – 1st quarter PDF 205KB 2017/18 Quarterly update – 3rd quarter PDF 150KB 2017/18 Half yearly update – 1st half PDF 150KB 2017/18 Quarterly update – 1st...
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Employers are required to ensure that where fitted respirators are required to protect health, these are correctly fitted. Examples of fitted respirators (also called respiratory protective equipment...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Jan 2021
The Digital DMIRS Strategy seeks to improve the department’s operations and service delivery through the effective use of technology. Some goals of the strategy are to modernise digital systems and...
Corporate
Information
23 Dec 2020
There are certain legal requirements for the fitness industry in Western Australia. If you are a fitness supplier you need to follow the code of practice. Code of practice The Fair Trading (Fitness...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
14 Dec 2021
Metropolitan area consumers can take advantage of extra shopping hours which start on Monday, December 5. Non-metropolitan trading hours are available on Regional Christmas trading hours page. 2022...
Consumer Protection
Information
10 Nov 2022
Consumers in various non-metropolitan areas can take advantage of extra shopping hours as specified below. This page will be updated as applications are approved. Looking for general trading hours?...
Consumer Protection
Information
30 Nov 2022
The following regional local governments have permanent trading variations applying to general retail shops in their localities. City of Albany There are no permanent retail trading extensions...
Consumer Protection
Information
29 Nov 2022
Publications last updated 7 October 2020. The Fair Trading (Prepaid Funerals Code of Practice) Regulations 2020 (the code) is a new mandatory code of practice for Western Australia's prepaid funeral...
Consumer Protection
Checklist
03 Mar 2021
The Fair Trading (Prepaid Funerals Code of Practice) Regulations 2020 commences on 1 March 2021. The below questions should assist both consumers and funeral organisers. ‘Funeral organiser’ is a...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
10 Mar 2021
This compliance letter is provided to Consumer Protection by the Better Regulation Unit (BRU) of the Department of Treasury. The BRU is responsible for assessing Decision Regulatory Impact Statements...
Consumer Protection
Information
21 Jul 2020
New fitness code published The Fair Trading (Fitness Industry Code) Regulations 2020 (WA) (that contain the new Fitness Industry Code) were published on 29 September 2020. This mandatory code comes...
Consumer Protection
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16 Oct 2020

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Detailed eligibility criteria updated for Level 1 and 2 small business grant programs Periods of reduced turnover shortened to deliver assistance sooner for Level 1 and Level 2 COVID-19 Business Assistance Packages Applications to open March 10 for the Small Business Rental Relief Package and March 17 for the Small Business Hardship Fund The McGowan Government has worked with industry to bring...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2022
Important Some detail in this media release may not be current. Please visit the Small Business Development Corporation website for the latest information and grant criteria. $72 million package for businesses most impacted by Level 2 public health measures Tiered grants for small and medium businesses, with a 50 per cent reduction in turnover over four weeks In addition to $67 million Level 1...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2022
Eco Sheds and Homes customers paid $382,000 but most received nothing Two concrete pads the only work carried out and one shed partially supplied Concrete sub-contractor claims to be owed $35,000 Consumer Protection has raised the alarm over a business that supplies and installs sheds and patios after WA consumers claim $347,000 worth of goods and services were not supplied, or work not carried...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2022
Important Some detail in this media release may not be current. Please visit the Small Business Development Corporation website for the latest information and grant criteria. Additional $67 million in business support for those affected by COVID-19 Eight programs to support businesses subject to public health and social measures New programs in addition to the $77 million Safe Transition Industry...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Feb 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 23 February 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 25...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2022
Review of association laws to look at reducing the red tape burden Advances in information and communications technology to be considered Association managers and members urged to provide their input into law update The McGowan Government is looking for feedback from members of Western Australia's 20,000 associations and not-for-profit groups with the view to modernise the current laws and reduce...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 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 9 February 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 25 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Feb 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 26 January 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 27 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 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 12 January 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 30 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jan 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 29 December 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 30 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Dec 2021

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