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Restricted plumbing permits allow eligible gasfitters and electricians to disconnect, remove, install and connect a compression union, a temperature/pressure relief valve or an expansion control valve in the course of removing, removing and reinstalling or replacing a water heater on a strictly...
Initial grant of licence
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
How to apply for a copy of your lost, stolen or damaged gasfitting permit Applying for a copy of your gasfitting permit is now even easier with our new online reprint service. How does it work? To use the new reprint service you will need to know your permit number (which can be found on the front...
Services
Please note Following recent changes to the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999, a gasfitting permit can be renewed up to 90 days before and no later than 30 days after the date of expiry of the permit. Beyond this 30 day period, you will no longer be able to...
Services
As an alternative to post or email, permit holders can use the department's online Change of Contact system. To use the system you will need to have: The number of your current permit. You can find the number of your permit, and see if it is current, by checking your certificate or the online...
Services
Current events 2022 NCC Volumes One and Two seminar – Building Code of Australia Perth Registration is now open for the Perth metropolitan National Construction Code (NCC) seminar to be held on 25 August 2022 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. This seminar, presented by the Australian...
Events and seminars
The notice of intent (NOI) has been developed to advise the gas supplier of a likely significant future gas load that may impact on their supply infrastructure and enable them to monitor the progress of the gasfitting work being carried out. Building and Energy intends trialling the use of the...
Notice of intent
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,...
Contact Consumer Protection
This is a guideline to assist in applying for variation/exemptions from prescribed statutory requirements in Western Australia contained in the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999. Introduction An application may be made for a variation/exemption from the...
Variations, exemptions and dispensations

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This Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement discusses options for the remaining ACIL Allen recommendations from the plumbing review. It has been prepared in accordance with the Government’s...
Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
01 May 2018
This application form is suitable for an applicant who has previously held a Western Australian Gasfitting permit expired over 30 days and up to two years.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
Manual task injuries remain one of the largest single causes of injury in the construction industry. These injuries not only cause pain and suffering to the injured worker and their families but also...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
10 Aug 2021
To be issued a Gasfitting Permit in Western Australia, a person must be able to demonstrate various requirements to the Director of Energy Safety, one of which includes demonstrating practical skills...
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
This form is suitable for a Western Australian indentured apprentice or a non-apprentice (trainee) or tradesperson working under supervision.
Building and Energy
Form – notification
19 Jul 2019
This application form is suitable for a Western Australian indentured apprentice or a non-apprentice (trainee) who has not completed either the on-the-job training and/or Toolbox session. To be...
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
Gasfitting Record Book for industrial and commercial gas installations, subject to a “Gasfitting Authorisation”.
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
Gas Service Logbook for industrial and commercial gas installations, not subject to a “Gasfitting Authorisation”.
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
WorkSafe is seeing ongoing non-compliance with wall chasing work, such as: Use of petrol powered saws without local exhaust ventilation (LEV) on-tool, exposing workers to toxic carbon monoxide;...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
12 Dec 2019
In July 2016 asbestos was found in composite roof panels at the new Perth Children’s Hospital. The roof panels were imported from China and classified as “asbestos free”, but testing by a National...
WorkSafe
Alert
21 Sep 2020

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Announcements

Construction Contracts Act videos and fact sheets Building and Energy has undertaken a full redesign of the section of our website which provides information and guidance to industry and the general public in respect of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the CCA). The CCA establishes a process through which construction sector participants can access fast, cost effective dispute resolution...
Building and Energy
Department News
09 May 2018
Building and Energy is inviting public comment on proposed reforms to plumbing regulation in Western Australia. The proposed reforms are contained in a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) published by the Department on 1 May 2018.
Building and Energy
Department News
09 May 2018
Regulation 28 of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 (the Regulations) requires a registered gasfitter to attach an approved badge or label in an approved place on completion of the gasfitting work. Subregulation 28 (6) provides for the Director of Energy Safety (the Director) to exempt a registered gasfitter from this requirement in a particular case or...
Building and Energy
Department News
16 Apr 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has now formally merged the operations of the former Building Commission and Energy Safety to form the new Building and Energy Division. Ken Bowron will lead the Building and Energy team. He holds the statutory positions of the Building Commissioner and the Director of Energy Safety. Building and Energy oversees the regulation of...
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Jan 2018
Karrinyup licensed plumbing contractor Joseph Travaglini (PL5037) has been fined $1,000 by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to submit the notifications and certifications required for plumbing work.
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Jan 2018
Canning Vale licensed plumbing contractor Richard James Palmer (PL7708) has been cautioned by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for negligence and incompetence.
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Jul 2017
The 26 th annual WAITTA INCITE Awards were held on the 16 th June 2017. The awards recognise local talent, products and technologies that help industry and government operate more efficiently. Energy Safety won the most effective Government solution award for eNotice, a web-based solution for the gas and electricity industry in WA for lodging work notices. With over 400,000 paper forms completed...
Building and Energy
Department News
03 Jul 2017
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The AS/NZS 5601 drafts for comment have been released. The following draft amendments are available to download from the Standards Australia website : DR AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Amd 2:2015 Gas Installations - General installations; and DR AS/NZS 5601.2:2013 Amd 1:2015 Gas Installations - LP Gas installations in caravans. The public comment period closes on 19 October 2015. Comments can be submitted...
Building and Energy
Department News
18 Aug 2015
WorkSafe engaged Marsden Jacob Associates, an independent consulting firm, to undertake a Western Australian specific RIS process on the model WHS Regulations. The outcome of that process was the preparation of a WA RIS. This report and associated supporting documents are available on the WorkSafe website. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014

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