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Consumer Protection provides a variety of online resources: Online complaint form – to submit a complaint about a trader. Please attempt to follow our advice on resolving disputes via the consumer complaint checklist before formally making a complaint. WA ScamNet – profiles the most prevalent scams...
Online resources
Consumer Protection provides advice and information for Western Australian consumers, businesses, landlords and tenants. The information on this website can help you with answer a question about: housing and accommodation shopping (consumers) and fair trading (businesses) motor cars scams ,...
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Fees and forms for debt collectors licensing. Forms Debt collectors licensing forms application forms (for an individual or company) renewal forms (for an individual or company) transfer form request for a duplicate licence Fees The fees listed below were correct as at 1 April 2021. Fees are...
Becoming a debt collector
Fees and forms You will find the relevant fees and forms in each licensing area: Property industries Motor vehicle industries Employment agents Debt collectors Mutual recognition Payment of fees You can pay for your licence at our Department's Cannington office or any of our regional offices...
Occupations requiring licensing
Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Need to submit a payment? Cashier counter services are located at the Cannington office , you can lodge payments for: tenancy bonds; licence and registration applications; and associations,...
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The media team is the first point of contact for journalists and other members of the media wanting information about Consumer Protection and its activities. The media team: prepares media releases and speeches arranges media interviews organises launches promoting our products and objectives...
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The Parliamentary Counsel's Office publishes all Western Australian legislation. You can seach and download Acts and Regulations in PDF or Word format. You can download a document with a list of Acts by administering portfolios .
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Businesses and people working in certain industries must be licensed or registered with Consumer Protection. Abbreviations shown in brackets below represent the code for the type of licence. Motor vehicle industry Dealers (MD) Repairers (MR) Repair businesses (MRB) Salespeople (MS) Yard managers (...
Tradespeople
It is unlawful to use physical force, coerce or unduly harass someone about the supply of, or payment for, goods or services. Undue harassment means unnecessary or excessive contact or communication with a person, to the point where that person feels intimidated, tired or demoralised. Coercion...
Sales practices
When the debt relates to the provision of a financial service e.g. debts relating to credit card accounts, loans, finance provided by a finance company or fees for the provision of financial advice, the ASIC is responsible for dealing with misconduct associated with debt collection activity. When...
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THIS DOCUMENT IS NO LONGER CURRENT AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. The public comment period on the Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia closed on 26...
WorkSafe
Information
12 Nov 2021
Use this form to apply in writing for mutual recognition of your licence if you are working as a debt collector. If you have issues opening this form in your chosen browser try saving the document to...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
06 May 2021
The information you are seeking may be available via the department's online licence and registration search . What do I need to complete a request To request a copy or an extract of the register,...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
30 Nov 2021
What do I need to do to lodge a complete application To apply for a licence you must lodge a complete application and provide all relevant supporting documentation as follows: Complete all of the...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
14 Jul 2020
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
15 Jan 2020
Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964 - Bank Guarantee
Consumer Protection
Template
18 Feb 2019
A reference manual for debt collectors about trust accounts.
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
25 Apr 2014
Paying proper attention to customer complaints is an essential part of a well-managed business operation. In fact, complaints can improve your efficiency and profitability. Why have a complaint...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
06 Jan 2021
Application for Transfer of a Debt Collector's Licence (Form 6) Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Licensing by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
01 Jul 2018

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