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This Gas Service Logbook has been issued by the Director of Energy Safety as a means of recording information about the servicing of a consumer’s gas installation by a registered gas fitter. Use of this Gas Service Logbook for recording servicing work by a gas fitter satisfies the requirement of...
Installation and service record books
Wire bristles from barbecue brushes can cause serious throat or digestive injuries when ingested. Thousands of injuries have been reported from accidentally consuming the bristles around the world, including in Australia. The metal bristles on barbecue brushes can become loose. Be aware of bristles...
Product safety for consumers
What is the sharing economy? The sharing economy is an online marketplace run by platform operators which connects 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...
Your consumer rights
Creating a safe and secure environment for your baby is important and we have collated some advice on common products and household tips to help you. The below pages and publications detail the various ways you can reduce or remove common hazards to avoid the risk of injury to your growing child...
Product safety for consumers
In the early hours of 14 June 2017, fire engulfed a 24-storey apartment block in West London’s North Kensington district known as the Grenfell Tower, causing at least 80 deaths and many injuries. While English authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire and its rapid spread, initial...
Compliance and audit
What is being done nationally On 23 June 2015, the Australian Senate referred the issue of non-conforming building products to the Senate Economics Reference Committee. The Committee released its interim report ‘Safety – not a matter of good luck’ on 4 May 2016. The Senate Committee is due to hand...
Non-conforming building products
Background information Non-conforming building products (NCBPs) are products and materials that: claim to be something they are not; do not meet required standards for their intended use; or are marketed or supplied with the intent to deceive those who use them. For example a building product that...
Non-conforming building products
The growth of online trading sites has made ticket on-selling easier for unauthorised resellers. Ticket on-selling has become a popular way for people to buy tickets when they miss out on purchasing from an official outlet. Be warned, buying a ticket through an unauthorised reseller carries a...
Your consumer rights
David Hillyard was appointed as Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection in December 2015. Prior to this, he was the Director of Consumer Protection’s Retail and Services Directorate. David has worked with Consumer Protection for over 35 years and has been in senior management roles where most...
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The Building Commission is developing a range of videos for industry and consumers. Below is a list of videos currently available for viewing. Videos and presentations Changes to the Construction Contracts Act The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (CCA) is an important piece of legislation for the...
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Summary: Consultation Draft of the Fair Trading (Pre-paid Funerals Code of Practice) Regulations 2018 1. Introduction A pre-paid funeral is a contract entered into with a funeral organiser in which...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
16 May 2018
Egg Labelling factsheet The Commonwealth Government has introduced an Information Standard under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for all egg producers that prescribes their obligations when...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
04 May 2018
What happens if a complaint is made against your business Our Advice Line receives some 300,000 calls per year from consumers in Western Australia. Many of these calls are resolved with simple advice...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
26 Apr 2018
Small business and competition and consumer law (ACCC publications) Small business and the competition and consumer act - your rights and responsibilities Competition and consumer law - an overview...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
26 Apr 2018
New legislation will be coming into effect on 14 May 2018 which will require all workers performing work for reward at “domestic-type” premises, turn off all sources of electricity by opening the...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
05 Jul 2018
Self-balancing scooters safety standard (hoverboards)
Consumer Protection
Information
26 Apr 2018
Furniture stability From a child’s point of view, your home looks like a big playground. But there are hidden dangers they don’t recognise. Unstable furniture can tip over when a child climbs or...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
24 Apr 2018
Portable pool safety fact sheet 1
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
18 Apr 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability in all its affairs. The department has zero...
Corporate
Plans
13 Apr 2018
Landlords can get information about their rights and responsibilities from Consumer Protection. Common questions are answered below and contact details are on this factsheet. Common questions My...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
27 Feb 2018

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Consumer Protection has issued advice for people who are owed refunds from a Broome-based cruise business Ahoy Buccaneers which has gone into voluntary administration. The management of the operating company Bloo Moons Pty Ltd is now the responsibility of administrators Matthew Woods and Hayden White of KPMG Perth. A creditors meeting will be held on Monday 9 July 2018 at 2.30pm at the Mercure...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jul 2018
Consumer Protection is warning members of the Chinese community not to respond to random calls claiming to be from authorities checking on a visa application, a package with fraudulent documents or a money laundering investigation. WA ScamNet has recently received several reports about the calls with three reports of financial losses. One victim lost $24,000 and another sent $43,000 to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jul 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 156.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 3 July 2018, most Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, Puma, BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (an increase of between 22 cpl and 27 cpl). All 7-Eleven sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jul 2018
Consumer Protection has issued advice to people travelling to Bali during the school holidays who may be affected by flight cancellations due to the latest volcanic eruption. Before leaving, passengers should check the terms and conditions of their ticket in the event of flight suspensions or cancellations and to review their travel insurance policies. Commissioner for Consumer Protection David...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jun 2018
Consumer Protection is reminding people holding Toys R Us gift cards to redeem them as soon as possible before the stores close down permanently. Administrators McGrathNicol is allowing gift card holders until Thursday 5 July 2018 to use them in store, but not online. Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said a condition of redeeming the card is to spend an additional equivalent...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jun 2018
Consumers are being warned not to be tempted by what appears to be a bargain buy of electrical equipment by sellers from the back of vans after a spate of recent reports around Perth suburbs. In the past two months 11 reports have been received by Consumer Protection from people who have been approached in public places such as service stations and shopping centres in Redcliffe, Applecross,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Jun 2018
A series of controlled burns filmed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services have shown how rapidly fire, smoke and toxic fumes can fill a room and turn deadly. A fire in a modern home has the potential to spread and engulf a room in under five minutes. The vision of the controlled burns demonstrates the need for Western Australians to treat home fire safety as a priority this winter by...
Consumer Protection / EnergySafety
Media release
27 Jun 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 156.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 26 June 2018, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (an increase of between 20 cpl and 24 cpl). All 7-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jun 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 156.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 June 2018, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (an increase of between 20 cpl and 25 cpl). All 7-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jun 2018
A personal and business development seminar organising company has been ordered to pay a total of $6,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court after being found guilty on 8 June 2018. Success Resources Australia Pty Ltd, registered and based in Sydney, was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $1,000 in costs for failing to provide the services within a reasonable time, or at all, after receiving full payment...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jun 2018

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