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The Western Australian Government is progressing initiatives to better manage short-term rental accommodation in Western Australia through changes to the State’s planning system and introduction of a state wide registration scheme. Background In response to the 2019 Parliamentary inquiry Levelling...
Holiday accommodation
Procedures are agreed safe ways of completing tasks and are an essential part of any safety management system. Usable procedures increase human reliability by providing a consistent and safe means of performing a task. They can also be job aids to assist with reducing skill- based error from slips...
Human factors
While PCBUs are responsible for making decisions regarding health and safety, they don’t always have a full understanding of the finer detail or subtleties of the work or working conditions. To help improve this understanding, it is important that PCBUs engage in consultation with their workers...
How do I get started
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) prohibits discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct about WHS. This means that people can raise health and safety issues and concerns at their workplace without fear of discrimination or coercion. What is discrimination? Discrimination is the...
How do I get started
PCBUs have a duty under the Work Health and Safety Act. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of a PCBU. What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
Your rights and responsibilities
Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
Your rights and responsibilities
The Work Health and Safety Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Go to the Work Health and Safety laws website For information about WA's work health and safety (WHS) laws
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Sub-letting is when a tenant rents out all or part of the property to someone else. The letting tenant becomes the head-tenant. The relationship between the head-tenant and the sub-tenant is the same as the relationship between the lessor and the tenant, in that the head-tenant takes on the...
Types of rental accommodation
A co-tenancy is when two or more generally unrelated people rent together on the same tenancy agreement, such as a share house. Co-tenancy is different from sub-letting and rooming arrangements, which are two other common arrangements that occur in shared living. Sub-letting : A rental agreement...
Types of rental accommodation
WorkSafe takes a systems based approach to the prevention of inappropriate workplace behaviours, such as bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment ) and workplace violence/aggression (including sexual assault ). If a breach is identified, WorkSafe may issue the employer an improvement...
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8 November 2022 Energy Policy WA survey Energy Policy WA is conducting a survey among embedded networks stakeholders to better understand their experiences and inform policy. Embedded networks are...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Nov 2022
Use this checklist to help ensure you meet your obligations when you dispose of belongings the tenant(s) has left behind at the end of a residential tenancy or a residential parks long-stay tenancy...
Consumer Protection
Checklist
10 Aug 2022
This information sheet provides advice for small businesses and workers on hazards and risk controls for inflatable amusement devices in accordance with Work Health and Safety legislation. An...
WorkSafe
Information
11 Aug 2022
20 July 2022 How to increase the bond after a rent increase While you can ask tenants to ‘top-up’ their security bond following a rent increase, it’s important to know what is legally allowed. There...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
20 Jul 2022
Please note this content was correct at the time of issue. As COVID-19 restrictions may change, please visit WA.gov.au to find the latest COVID-19 information. 28 June 2022 How does COVID-19 affect...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Jun 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed motor vehicle salesperson is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Aug 2022
This information sheet provides general guidance for workers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on how to manage the risk of falls at work under the new work health and safety...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Jul 2022
22 April 2022 Reminder of the dangers of toppling furniture and large appliances You may be aware of the tragic death of a child in Byford late last year, which was caused by toppling furniture...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
22 Apr 2022
This guide is designed to provide information and practical suggestions that may be helpful to you and others at a time when you are grieving and having to navigate legal and other processes...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
3 December 2021 Accessing a rental property during a tenancy Consumer Protection is aware of some recent cases where landlords and property managers have incorrectly tried to access a tenanted...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
03 Dec 2021

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Statutory Review will assess effectiveness of the special family and domestic violence provisions in tenancy laws Community consultation will determine if laws need fine-tuning Consultation begins with the 16 Days in WA campaign to end violence against women getting underway later this week Special provisions in tenancy laws aimed at helping renters in situations of family and domestic violence (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Nov 2022
As living costs rise, many tenants may find themselves in a difficult financial position and struggle to pay rent. We urge tenants who miss (or expect to miss) a rental payment to explain their situation to their landlord or real estate agent as soon as possible to hopefully avoid stressful breach notices, potential court action and even eviction. A landlord might agree to a rent reduction for a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Oct 2022
Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets are now available. The new FAQs cover digital identity and the WA Relationship Authorisation Manager (WARAM). The My Account FAQ has also been updated. The FAQs provide answers to common questions such as: What is a digital identity and why we need to protect it? What is the WARAM and how can it benefit our customers and their business ? Both new...
Corporate
Department News
29 Sep 2022
Mould or dampness around a home can pose a health risk and should be removed as soon as it’s noticed, yet complaints about mould in rental properties have risen. Mould is a fungal growth that thrives on moisture. It can exacerbate health problems like asthma, respiratory infections and rashes, cause unpleasant smells, damage to buildings or contents and lead to expensive repairs. The number of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Sep 2022
As rents continue rising across Western Australia, many tenants are finding that in addition to paying more money to live in their home each week, there is an extra expense they need to consider. After rent is increased at a property, a landlord or property manager is entitled to ask the tenant to pay extra money towards their security bond. Known as a ‘bond top-up’, the amount of money requested...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jul 2022
A sudden ceiling collapse can turn a comfortable home into a disaster zone in an instant, with the potential for serious injury and significant damage to property and possessions. Consumer Protection recently became aware of two tenants who had been given seven days to vacate their rental property following the collapse of their living room ceiling. As we step in to help the parties reach an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jun 2022
As we enter the winter months, with cold and stormy weather on our doorstep, it’s important to keep yourself and your family not only warm but safe by considering Building and Energy’s top safety tips. “The new season acts as reminder to check your electrical and gas appliances before using them, be conscious of extra mould growth, and ensure your property is rain, hail and wind prepared,”...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Jun 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022 Commercial tenancy laws covering retail shops now under review Various emerging issues to be canvassed during consultation phase Lease rights regarding rents, operating costs and duration of tenancy explored The laws which govern commercial tenancy agreements between small retailers and landlords, including shopping centre owners, are being reviewed by the McGowan Government...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2022
Landlord failed to lodge seven bonds with the Bonds Administrator $1,000 fine after Consumer Protection takes prosecution action Laws designed to keep tenants’ funds safe and secure A Mt Magnet landlord has been fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,184.50 by the Perth Magistrates Court after being convicted of failing to lodge tenancy bonds with the Bond Administrator. Ian Black , who is a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 May 2022
Product safety recall for various pool gate latches made by Aristo Glass Products The faulty gate latches may not latch properly and pose a drowning risk for children Consumers are reminded that pool safety is an all-year-round issue Building and Energy is alerting consumers about a recall of several faulty latches that may fail to securely shut swimming pool gates, creating a drowning risk for...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Apr 2022

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