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Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2024
Changes to WA rental laws began in stages from 16 May 2024. WA Rent Reforms give tenants the freedom to make their house feel like a home, and provide a fair balance between the rights of tenants and...
Consultations
These information sheets provide information on how human factors can contribute to a sequence of events that lead to a major incident and how the inclusion of human factors can assist major hazard facility operations. Case study chemical release This case study is based on the fire and a series of...
Human factors
Information sheets provide concise information about legislation, safety and work practices and answers to common questions or how to do instructions. Focus on compliance Construction site security: Unauthorised access Fire risk from transparent bottles containing clear liquids stored in direct...
Information sheets
These guides describe practical measure that can be taken to prevent or minimise the risk of harm and contribute to the overall state of knowledge regarding hazards, risks and controls. Overviews of the WHS laws Western Australia's Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Overview of Western Australia's...
Guides
These publications are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. WorkSafe policies These policies support the Statement of Regulatory Intent and provide a framework for how decisions by the regulator and...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. A WHS service provider is a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) that provides work health and safety services to another business...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
Who is considered a worker? Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 a worker is any person who carries out work for a PCBU, including work as an employee, contractor, subcontractor, self-employed person, outworker, apprentice or trainee, work experience student, employee of a labour hire company...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the regulations This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Short video animations...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. How does the WHS Act describe volunteers and volunteer organisations? The WHS Act describes a volunteer as a person who acts on a voluntary basis...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer under WHS? The role and influence a person has in a business determines if they are an officer under the WHS Act. Broadly,...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS

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This gas information sheet is essential for builders, manufacturers and installers of blinds, and anyone renovating the alfresco area or using outdoor gas appliances such as barbeques and patio heaters.
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
13 Jun 2024
This fact sheet provides guidance on the requirement for building permits for private swimming pools and fences that form part of their safety barrier (pool fences). In Western Australia, private swimming pools with water that is more than 300mm deep must have a compliant safety barrier. Safety barriers help prevent the drowning deaths and injury of young children under the age of five years by restricting their access to the private swimming pool.
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
30 May 2024
1. How do I sign in? BondsOnline sign-in is now via My Account. Your account was migrated to a My Account sign-in page where you access BondsOnline. On the My Account sign-in page, enter your...
Consumer Protection
Information
06 May 2024
Rent in advance Property managers have legal obligations when a tenant or prospective tenant offers to pay more than two weeks’ rent in advance. A lessor may only ask a tenant for up to two weeks’...
Consumer Protection
Advisory note
17 May 2024
Residual current devices (RCDs) are the single most effective measure to prevent electrocution, serious electrical injuries and electrical fires at homes or businesses. The circuit breakers and fuses...
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
28 Mar 2024
Consumer Protection's Year in Review 2022-23 outlines the major achievements from the financial year. [scald=11175:image_medium {"link":"https:\/\/ www.commerce.wa.gov.au \/sites\/default\/files\/...
Consumer Protection
Reports
26 Feb 2024
BondsOnline is available to landlord organisations. More information about the BondsOnline is available at the BondsOnline page. Download the user agreement form above, have the authorised person...
Consumer Protection
Form – agreement
03 Jan 2024
29 Novemeber 2023 Residential tenancy reforms introduced to Parliament The West Australian Government has today introduced legislation into Parliament which proposes a series of residential tenancy...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Nov 2023
6 September 2023 Managing a shared tenancy Shared tenancies occur when part or all of a property is rented by two or more independent tenants. It is important to maintain proper administration of...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
06 Sep 2023
23 June 2023 Minimising the risk of mould in your property Mould or dampness can pose a serious health risk, as well as cause structural damage to your rental property. The risk of mould increases...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
23 Jun 2023

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If you’ve been waiting for a reason to rent out your empty property, this is it. The State Government will pay you $5,000 to bring your vacant house, apartment, villa or unit to the long-term rental market for West Aussies to lease.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2024
A Perth CBD real estate agency has been fined and reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to lodge nine security bonds worth $14,200 within the required timeframe, following action by Consumer Protection.
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2024
Rent bidding is now banned, tenants have stronger rights to fight back against retaliatory action by landlords and undercover officers from Consumer Protection will be checking to make sure landlords and agents are doing the right thing.
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2024
The Cook Government has delivered on the first stage of its commitment to modernise Western Australia's tenancy laws, with landlords now prohibited from soliciting rent bidding and tenants empowered to challenge retaliatory action by landlords.
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2024
Laws requiring all Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in Western Australia to be included on a new register have passed through State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2024
The Cook Labor Government has committed extra funding to support streamlined dispute resolution for renters and property owners, as part of the implementation of Western Australia's reformed tenancy laws that have now passed State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2024
Splitting a rental with mates or even people you find through an advert can be a smart way to tackle soaring rent prices and low vacancy rates. But before you start dividing up chores and discussing furniture options, it’s important to understand your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to share house arrangements. In co-tenancies, there is a shared tenancy agreement, but all tenants...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2024
The Cook Government has today introduced a Bill into State Parliament that will provide stronger regulation of Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in Western Australia.
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Feb 2024
Welshpool real estate agency and director fined a total of $8,000 Over $30,000 in bonds not lodged within required timeframe Warning to agents to ensure timely bond lodgements A Welshpool real estate agency and its director have been fined and reprimanded over failing to lodge $32,380 in tenancy bonds with the Bond Administrator within the 14 day timeframe. The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2024
West Aussies are no strangers to disasters such as bushfires, storms and floods. But if you’re renting, there might be the extra stress of working with your landlord should your residence be affected by a catastrophe. The good news is when it comes to rentals, both landlords and tenants have rights and responsibilities should a property become damaged or destroyed in a disaster such as a cyclone...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jan 2024

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Lodge, dispose or, or vary your bond online. (For real estate agents and landlords registered for access).
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