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Lanie Chopping is the current Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia and Acting Executive Director, Consumer Protection (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety). Prior to being appointed to act in this role from January 2020, Lanie was the head of the Priorities...
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In Western Australia workers have been killed by lightning, the most recent in 2014 when a backpacker working on a farm at Bruce Rock died after she was struck by lightning. Workers are most at risk working out in the open, on the sea or other waterways or sheltering under trees or other structures...
Environmental factors
Consumer Protection has undertaken a review of the laws which regulate long‑stay residential park tenancies in Western Australia. Status: Completed Background The purpose of this review is to assess the effectiveness of the operation of the Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006 (RPLT Act...
Consultations
The following provides links to media statements where the Department has named traders (businesses and individuals) or conducted other compliance action for non-compliance with laws administered by Consumer Protection . 2020 22 September - Failure to lodge bonds on time costs agency an $18,000...
Compliance actions
Regulations require LP Gas cylinders be inspected and tested every ten (10) years. Filling damaged or out-of-test date cylinders is illegal and can be dangerous. LP Gas cylinders out-of-test date must not be filled until tested and re-stamped by an approved gas cylinder test station. The approved...
Gas installations
The Director of Energy Safety can prohibit the sale/hire/use of an appliance or component if considered that such appliance/component is, or is likely to become, unsafe or dangerous in use. This applies also to gas appliances/components that are approved. Appliances that may be unsafe or dangerous...
Gas appliances
Consumer Protection was seeking the views of the community as part of a review of laws that regulate residential parks in Western Australia. Status: Closed Closed: 12 September 2014 UPDATE: 2016 Final report - DRIS Background The purpose of this review was to assess the effectiveness of the...
Consultations
The Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006 ('the Parks Act') sets out the broad principles (or minimum standards) for the conduct of park operators and tenants in the residential park tenancy market. The Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Regulations 2007 ('Regulations') provide for the...
During a tenancy
Consumer Protection has a variety of prescribed (mandatory) and template forms. The links below are to help you find the form you need: Licences Motor vehicle industry licensing fees and forms (Motor vehicle dealers, salespersons, yard managers, car market operators, repairers and repair businesses...
Online resources
RCDs Lessors must have two RCDs installed on the switchboard at their rental premises before it can be leased. Energy Safety has more detailed information about RCDs. Smoke Alarms In the case of a fire, toxic smoke, rather than heat and flames, is the most immediate threat to life. As many fires...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights

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Family and domestic violence tenancy preparedness Protecting tenant privacy during reference checks Preparation is key to properly handling a tenancy situation impacted by family and domestic...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Jul 2019
Flowchart last updated 17 July 2020 A co-tenant can use this flowchart to understand procedures and assist with notification and date counting when their co-tenant is leaving due to family and...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
Flowchart last updated 17 July 2020 An on-site tenant can use this flowchart to assist with proper notification and date counting when they wish to leave their tenancy early due to being affected by...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
Flowchart last updated 17 July 2020 Park operators can use this flowchart to assist with assist with managing notifications and date counting when the SAT orders a perpetrator tenant to leave due to...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
Flowchart last updated 17 July 2020 Park operators can use this flowchart to assist with managing notifications and date counting when an on-site tenant leaves due to family and domestic violence...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
The Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 (the DUG Act) was introduced in 1970 following a report by the Law Reform Commission (LRC report) which recommended that legislation be enacted to permit a...
Consumer Protection
Discussion paper
26 Jun 2019
30 May 2019 Family and domestic violence laws: Protecting tenant privacy during reference checks Last month the family and domestic violence (FDV) provisions in our residential parks (long-stay)...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
31 May 2019
29 April 2019 Hot tip: Avoid costly bond lodgement failures For long-stay tenancy agreements, park operators are legally required to lodge bonds within 14 days of receiving the funds. Bonds must be...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
06 May 2019
15 April 2019 Family and domestic violence tenancy laws now in effect Tenancy reforms to assist Western Australian renters affected by family and domestic violence started on 15 April 2019. On Monday...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
24 Apr 2019
18 March 2019 Family violence tenancy laws coming soon We're pleased to say an amendment to Western Australia's tenancy laws in relation to family and domestic violence was passed last month (...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
27 Mar 2019

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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
A report detailing proposed changes to tenancy laws affecting people living in residential parks in Western Australia has been released to allow interested parties to submit comments before the Government makes a final decision. The comprehensive report contains recommendations for changes to the Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006 following an extensive consultation process which...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Dec 2015
A real estate agent has had his licence and triennial certificate cancelled by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and is banned from holding a licence for five years after providing false information in his original application. Gary James Douglas of Tuart Hill was granted a real estate agent’s licence and triennial certificate on 16 January 2015 but action to have the licence cancelled was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Dec 2015
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014

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