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PCBUs have a duty under the Work Health and Safety Act. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of a PCBU. What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
Your rights and responsibilities
Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
Your rights and responsibilities
Notifiable incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . A 'notifiable incident' means: the death of a person; or a serious injury or illness of a person; or a dangerous incident . Need to report a notifiable incident? Preserve the site...
Report an incident
Dangerous incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . The regulator must be notified of any incident in relation to a workplace that exposes any person to a serious risk resulting from an immediate or imminent exposure to: an...
Report an incident
How can I comply with the new work health and safety laws? Under the Work Health and Safety and Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), duty holders will be required to manage the risk of falls at workplaces, as prescribed by the following regulations: Regulation 78 – Management of risk of fall...
Slips and trips and falls
Park rules set out expectations for park operators, tenants and their visitors for the use, enjoyment, control and management of the park. The rules form part of the long-stay agreement and must be given to the long-stay tenant in advance of the agreement being entered into (along with other...
During a tenancy
You must follow proper procedures and timeframes when issuing a form or notice in a residential park. If the matter ends up before the SAT the person who prepared the notice or form may have to prove it was correctly completed and served (given to the other person). Need a form or notice? Copies of...
Residential parks (lifestyle villages and caravan parks)
As with most communal living arrangements, disputes can occur within residential parks. How a dispute is dealt with can have a major impact on the ongoing wellbeing of individual tenants and the wider park community. Parties to a dispute may be able to fix the issue themselves. Sometimes they need...
During a tenancy
Each year, the representatives should agree on a schedule of meetings for the coming year. It is important newly elected/appointed representatives are included in the setting of the schedule for the coming year. The committee can decide whether to hold meetings monthly, bimonthly or quarterly or...
During a tenancy
Where there is a park liaison committee (PLC), it is the responsibility of the park operator to ensure elections are held to select the tenant representatives. However it is an offence for a park operator to unduly interfere with how the tenant representatives are chosen and penalties apply to...
During a tenancy

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This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A park operator / managing real estate agent may issue this notice to ask the tenant or the tenant’s guest to stop engaging in...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. This document contains important information for the buyer of a relocatable home on site. The seller / seller’s agent must give the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. This document shows what voluntary sharing arrangement (exit fee arrangement) options are available for at the long-stay site. The...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. This document contains important information about the long-stay agreement. The park operator must give this document to the tenant...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A tenant may issue this notice to a park operator / managing real estate agent to request consent to affix furniture or a thing to a...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A park operator / managing real estate agent may issue this notice if the park operator reasonably suspects the tenant has abandoned...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A park operator / managing real estate agent may issue this notice because the site the subject of the long-stay agreement is...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A park operator / managing real estate agent may issue this notice: because the park operator is required to carry out works, and...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A park operator / managing real estate agent may issue this notice if the residential park will be closed or used for a purpose...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A park operator / managing real estate agent may issue this notice to the tenant if they propose to enter into the agreed premises...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022

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Building and Energy wishes to advise owners of caravans, motor homes or camper trailers that there is a potential safety risk while operating certain Suburban Recreational Vehicle Water Heater appliances on LP Gas. Under certain conditions, the water heaters can generate elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) which, in some instances, may spill into the caravan, motor home or camper trailer. For...
Building and Energy
Alert
11 Oct 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is conducting a stakeholder satisfaction survey to invite feedback on our services and our role as a regulator. The results will help DMIRS focus on business areas and services that need performance improvements. If you subscribe to a DMIRS email newsletter or subscriber news service, you may be contacted by email and invited to take...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Apr 2019
A prominent Aboriginal artist has produced a painting to signify positive changes to WA tenancy laws, which will allow renters who’re experiencing family violence to end a lease quickly to leave for safety or have an alleged perpetrator removed from a tenancy agreement. Under the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018, which was passed in Parliament last night (19...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
The McGowan Government will this week introduce a Bill into State Parliament to provide greater protections for long-stay tenants at residential parks in Western Australia. The Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Bill 2018 will ensure fairer dealings and security of contract between park operators and their long-stay tenants. Key reforms include: Limiting the termination of fixed-term...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2018
Funding to provide family violence rental law education for tenant advocates After the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018 passed the Lower House in June 2018, $50,000 from the State Government’s Consumer Credit Account is being granted to Tenancy WA to train community workers ahead of the tenancy law changes. Tenancy WA in conjunction with the Women’s Council...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jul 2018
The McGowan Government today announced amendments to residential caravan park laws to provide extra protections for Western Australians. Changes will be made to the Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006, which regulates the relationship between park operators and long-stay tenants. This will balance the interests of operators and tenants, and ensure fairer dealings between the parties...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jul 2017

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