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Remember that the advertised price of a car is not your only cost. Some other compulsory and standard charges you need to be aware of are: Vehicle licence fees - paid when the vehicle is licensed; Dealer's delivery charge - for buyers of new cars; Government motor vehicle stamp duty - for buyers of...
Buying a vehicle
Extended warranties are like an insurance policy you can buy for a vehicle to cover it generally for mechanical failure or breakdown. An extended warranty is bought separately by you and is not a substitute for any statutory warranty that may apply. You should carefully weigh up the value of...
Buying a vehicle
The Fair Trading Act (Australian Consumer Law) creates ‘consumer guarantees’. A consumer guarantee does not need to be written down in the contract. It is 'guaranteed' by law. Consumer guarantees are ordinary contract terms that are automatically added into any contract between a seller and a buyer...
Buying a vehicle
The following second-hand vehicles are not covered by statutory warranty when bought from a dealer: Commercial vehicles (i.e. those constructed primarily to carry goods or materials) Utes (well body and tray back) with one row of seats Trucks Caravans Motor cycles designed for off-road use and not...
Buying a vehicle
A statutory warranty applies only to vehicles bought from a licensed motor vehicle dealer. The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act requires licensed dealers to fix certain defects in used motor vehicles they have sold. The statutory warranty also applies only to motor vehicles that have a purchase price of $...
Buying a vehicle
Gift recipients have the same rights and responsibilities and are entitled to the same remedies as a consumer who has bought goods or services directly.
Lay-bys, vouchers and gifts
A‘lay-by’ agreement exists when if the consumer: pays for the goods in at least three instalments (when the agreement is not stated to be a ‘lay by’ agreement) or in at least two instalments (when the agreement is called a ‘lay-by’ agreement); and does not receive the goods until the full price has...
Lay-bys, vouchers and gifts
Every Australian business has the same rights and responsibilities under the Australian Consumer Law. By knowing your rights and responsibilities, you can look after your business and your customers. ACL guides There are six guides to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), developed by Australia’s...
Business tools
Make sure you use a licensed gas fitter whenever you have gasfitting work done. Gasfitting is a skilled technical trade requiring extensive training to become competent. Gasfitting not completed to the required standards is a serious safety hazard. In Western Australia, only licensed gas fitters...
Gas installations
A consumer who wants to make a claim about faulty goods or services against a supplier or manufacturer will usually need to show they obtained the goods or services from the supplier or manufacturer. The same applies to gift recipients. Businesses are understandably concerned to ensure claims made...
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Application for Modification or Non-Application of Building Standard
Building Commission
Form – application
04 Jul 2016
Application to extend time – occupancy permit or building approval certificate
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014
Application to extend a building or demolition permit
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014
8 March 2019 current version Notice and request for consent (response notice): Protection structures, party walls, removal of fences, access to land
Building Commission
Form – application
23 May 2019
8 March 2019 current version Notice and request for consent to encroach or adversely affect
Building Commission
Form – application
23 May 2019
9 March 2019 current version Certificate of building compliance
Building Commission
Form – application
23 May 2019
Certificate of construction compliance
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014
Application for Building Approval Certificate Strata
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014
Application for building approval certificate
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014
Occupancy permit strata
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014

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The McGowan Government has approved extended trading for the two public holidays on Monday 4 June 2018 (WA Day) and Monday 24 September 2018 (Queen’s Birthday) when general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area will be able to open from 8am to 6pm. These hours are consistent with previous retail trading extensions on public holidays. An application for additional trading hours was received...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2018
A Dalyellup tradie who took deposits from consumers but did nothing or very little in return has been fined and ordered to pay compensation by the Bunbury Magistrates Court. Blake Ball , trading as Balls Walls Constuction (sic), was fined $5,000 on 21 May 2018 after pleading guilty to three charges under the Australian Consumer Law for wrongly accepting payment from two consumers who had provided...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 158.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 22 May 2018, most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 163.9 cpl (an increase of 27 cpl). Most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2018
Western Australians are being urged to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ‘Stop and check: is this for real?’ This is the theme for this year’s Scams Awareness Week, which runs from 21–25 May 2018. Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said scammers might call or email you and pretend to be from a government agency or well-known, trusted...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Cloverdale plumber Matthew David Mitchell (TL13359) , trading as Seven Star Plumbing and Gas Pty Ltd , has been ordered to pay a fine of $3,000 to the Building Commissioner by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) as a result of disciplinary action taken against him. At their 23 April 2018 meeting, the Board imposed the fine as a result of disciplinary breaches of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing...
Building Commission
Media release
17 May 2018
Western Australian building contractor Archiapps Pty Ltd (reg BC14480) has entered into liquidation. Cameron Shaw and Richard Albarran of Hall Chadwick have been appointed as the liquidators of the company. Building Commissioner Ken Bowron advises that the company’s status will now trigger policies of home indemnity insurance (HII). Affected home owners should contact their insurer for details of...
Building Commission
Media release
16 May 2018
Consumer Protection is warning home owners and tradies in WA to be on alert for a known Victorian conman who is masquerading as a landscaper and has already ripped off two consumers and a sub-contractor for large amounts of money. 49 year old Raymond El-Safadi (aka Mohammed Hussein ), who operates under ABN 71 802 749 742 and two business names Elite Gardening and Tree Lopping Services and Lawn...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 153.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 15 May 2018, most Puma, 7-Eleven, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (an increase of between 22 and 27 cpl). Most Vibe...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2018
Please note - The original Building Services Board findings described here have been superseded by a State Administrative Tribunal review. Please refer to this announcement about the Tribunal's decision, which was published in November 2018. ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM APRIL 2018: An East Victoria Park building surveying company , Western Australia Building Certifiers and Assessors Pty Ltd (BSC226...
Building Commission
Media release
14 May 2018

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