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Purpose of the compliance inspection Building and Energy carries out a range of building information and education activities, including compliance inspections, in order to reduce consumer harm and avoid disputes and complaints. Non-compliance with legislative requirements often leads to consumer...
Compliance and audit
The Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 (DUG Act) is being reviewed to examine the processes for disposing of uncollected goods Status: CLOSED , closed 31 October 2019. Background The purpose of this review is to update the DUG Act’s provisions, which are outdated and do not take into account...
Consultations
Following the 12th fatality in 12 months in the Western Australian agricultural industry, WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh announced an Inquiry and appointed an Independent Inquirer . The Inquiry will consider a range of issues and recommendations on matters that affect the safety performance...
Information sessions and workshops
These terms and conditions of entry apply to all entrants in all categories for the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards, Western Australia. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (the Department) will administer the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards. Entry for the Work...
Work Safety Awards
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Under the Australian Consumer Law, a business that provides a house sitting, pet sitting, baby sitting or cleaning service must meet service guarantees . Customers are likely to ask for independent references for these services – former customers whose contact details are provided to prospective...
Business tools
LP Gas cylinder safety in bush fire prone areas Guidelines on the storage of LP Gas cylinders on properties in bush fire prone areas. LP Gas cylinder safety in bush fire prone areas brochure The guidelines aim to help residents reduce the risks associated with LP Gas cylinders should a fire...
Gas installations
Safe use of gas appliances in public venues This publication will assist event/venue organises and catering vendors to comply with the safety requirements. Guidelines for the safe use of gas appliances in public venues brochure Public venues include convention and exhibition centres, pavilions,...
Gas appliances
Retailers wishing to trade as a small or special retail shop must apply for a certificate. Small retail shops In part, small retail shops are shops owned by up to six people who operate no more than four retail shops, in which up to 25 people work at any one time (people employed as apprentices are...
Trading hours
A compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags was announced in February 2018. The below information will help you understand your responsibilities in relation to the recall. [scald=6861:image_medium {"link":" https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-...
Standards, recalls and bans

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Important Please note, this discussion paper was amended on 29 March 2022 to rectify an error on page 9 of the paper that stated that 90% of associations fall within the Tier 1 financial reporting...
Consumer Protection
Discussion paper
05 Apr 2022
From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages (PELD) that a motor vehicle dealer may charge is five per cent. Dealers should not be asking for this amount as a default...
Consumer Protection
Flyers
02 Feb 2022
Employers have a duty of care under occupational safety and health laws (OSH) to ensure workers are not exposed to hazards in the workplace, as far as practicable. The workplace can be defined...
WorkSafe
Information
22 Nov 2021
The following FuelWatch logos are provided for use by industry and media in accordance with the relevant Consumer protection style guide. If you need an alternative format, eg. EPS, please contact CP...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
14 Oct 2021
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...
Building and Energy
Plans
28 Jul 2022
It's important for employers and workers to be prepared for the risks associated with cleaning up after a natural disaster. This publication has important health and safety information for cleaning...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Jan 2023
Order 01-2021 issued to all persons carrying out h igh voltage live line working and testing of live working equipment. Preliminary Pursuant to s.18B of the Energy Coordination Act 1994, this Order...
Building and Energy
Reports
15 Apr 2021
This document provides essential information to assist you with your Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards submission. Further information 2023 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards - Terms and...
WorkSafe
Information
28 Feb 2023
On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
23 Feb 2021
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

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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. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 13 July 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 209.7 cpl. 7-Eleven hiking by up to 38 cpl up to 225.9 cpl; Coles Express and Ampol up to 219.9 cpl; BP up to 217...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jul 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 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 26 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Jun 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022 Commercial tenancy laws covering retail shops now under review Various emerging issues to be canvassed during consultation phase Lease rights regarding rents, operating costs and duration of tenancy explored The laws which govern commercial tenancy agreements between small retailers and landlords, including shopping centre owners, are being reviewed by the McGowan Government...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2022
Tuesday, 7 June 2022 ServiceWA app upgrades will ensure users have easy access to FuelWatch Interactive functionality and map will show fuel prices available near users Next addition to ServiceWA app continues journey in redefining the way Western Australians interact with government services The McGowan Government has updated its ServiceWA app to include FuelWatch, providing an easy to navigate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2022
Unlicensed dealer ordered to pay more than $9,000 in fines and costs 13 vehicles sold illegally over a 16 month period Public plea for community to help stop backyard vehicle trading A man who bought and sold vehicles from his Marangaroo home without a licence has been ordered to pay a total of $9,262.50 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrate Court. Hussain Al Hussein was fined $3,800 and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 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 1 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 23 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2022
The State Government has approved four extra hours of trading for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area on each of the upcoming public holidays, WA Day and the Queen’s Birthday. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will be able to trade any time between 8am and 6pm on Monday, 6 June 2022 (WA Day) and Monday, 26 September 2022 (Queen’s Birthday). The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 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 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

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