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Renting or hiring a house or apartment. Important electrical and gas safety information you need to know before you rent or hire a property.
Electrical installations
Consumer Protection, a division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, promotes fair trading and consumer protection in Western Australia. From the simple act of purchasing the weekly groceries at the supermarket to the complexities of signing a contract to buy a house, we are...
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Questions asked during Safe Work Month Webinar on 30 October 2020 have been compiled along with the department's responses. Commencement When did the Work Health and Safety Act receive assent? The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) was assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. However...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
Over one third of Western Australian households already have solar PV systems, with numbers growing rapidly. These systems comprise grid-connected, stand-alone and hybrid, incorporating grid and battery back-up. Grid connect systems enable surplus power not used by the household to be fed back into...
Electrical installations
Important notice for presentations and events in the time of COVID-19 Consumer Protection WA cares for the health and wellbeing of its staff and the WA community. We will be assessing all events and presentations week by week to see if they can still go ahead with regards to COVID-19 restrictions...
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Western Australian electrical safety regulations require all lighting points to have earth protection using a conductor connected to the main earth of the building’s electrical installation. The earthing conductor must be connected to a suitably robust earthing terminal of the lighting point (...
Electrical installations
COVID-19 Residential Tenancies Mandatory Concilliation Service (RTMCS) The Residential Tenancies Mandatory Conciliation Service (RTMCS) was introduced by the WA Government to help landlords and renters reach agreement about COVID-19 renting disputes without going to court. The RTMCS ceased...
Having problems with renting a home?
Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme The Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme (RRRGS) closed at 5pm on 31 December 2021. The RRRGS was introduced in 2020 as an emergency measure to assist tenants and landlords who were struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Having problems with renting a home?
Residential tenancies - COVID-19 response The extended COVID-19 emergency period ended on 28 March 2021, which means the ordinary tenancy laws under the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (WA) now apply.
Having problems with renting a home?
Safe Work Australia has created an easy to follow infographic to advise workplaces on the steps they should take if a worker comes down with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
COVID 19 - Coronavirus

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1 October 2021 Important changes to abandoned goods processes and mould in rental properties In this bulletin: Important changes to handling goods abandoned at the end of a tenancy Mould in rental...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Jun 2022
2 September 2021 New strata options for Western Australia As part of strata reforms in recent years, the Community Titles Act 2018 (WA) (CT Act) came into effect on 30 June 2021. To accommodate the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
02 Sep 2021
5 July 2021 The WA Government has extended the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme (RRRGS) until 31 December 2021 to assist renters who are struggling to pay their rent due to the coronavirus (COVID...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
05 Jul 2021
This information relates to home building work contracts that fall within the scope of the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 – that is, contracts for home building work valued between $7,500 and $500,000.
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
17 May 2022
13 April 2021 How to correctly end a tenancy Western Australia's temporary changes to renting laws due to COVID-19 ended on Sunday 28 March 2021. From Monday 29 March 2021, the usual rental laws...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
13 Apr 2021
1 April 2021 In this issue: Terminations and evictions after end of emergency rental laws Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme Terminations and evictions after end of emergency rental laws The COVID-...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
06 Apr 2021
Landlords and property managers can use this flowchart to assist with managing notifications and date counting when notifying a tenant of the intention to end a periodic tenancy agreement. Related...
Consumer Protection
Information
19 Mar 2021
This publication contains contact details for organisations providing the following services: Crisis accommodation and homelessness Salvation Army (08) 9492 7100 www.salvationarmy.org.au The Beacon...
Consumer Protection
Information
22 Aug 2022
On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
23 Feb 2021
11 February 2021 In this issue: Two new phases of Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme Future renting WA - Negotiating guide now available New phases of the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
15 Feb 2021

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Perth’s rental market might be tight right now, but that doesn’t mean tenants should accept living in a home that’s falling into disrepair, nor tolerate surprise visits by their landlords. Unfortunately we have received an increased number of complaints about both scenarios. In 2021, Consumer Protection received 188 complaints relating to repair and maintenance issues and 29 complaints about...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Feb 2022
Gives tenants greater security and protection Ensures park rules are fair and reasonable Provides guidance and support for park operators Changes to improve the security of long-stay tenancy agreements and promote fair and transparent arrangements between park operators and tenants will come into effect on 31 January 2022. Long-stay tenancies can involve living in a caravan, mobile home or park...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jan 2022
The McGowan Government has released exposure drafts of regulations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 ahead of the commencement of major work health and safety (WHS) reforms in March 2022. Releasing the exposure drafts of the supporting regulations provides all participants in Western Australian workplaces the opportunity to prepare themselves to meet the requirements of the new Act and to...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Dec 2021
Consumer Protection is receiving numerous reports of sub-standard rental properties being leased to WA tenants from some private landlords.
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2021
Reports of landlords and agents flouting laws with unannounced visits Warning for owners and agents to follow the legal procedures for visits Tenants urged to lodge complaints against offending landlords and agents Consumer Protection is concerned about reports of private landlords and property managers carrying out surprise visits on their tenants, calling on them to comply with their legal...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Nov 2021
Building Services Board issues $1,000 fine Boundary fence removed without neighbour’s awareness or consent Builders are reminded of their responsibilities A Landsdale registered builder has been fined $1,000 for removing a rear boundary fence at a Balga site without notifying or obtaining consent from the neighbour, who was left without a back fence for several weeks. The Building Services Board...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Oct 2021
Tenancy toolkit uses imagery to assist visual storytelling of complex legal issues The aim is to improve the understanding of tenancy laws and processes Aboriginal and culturally linguistically diverse communities to be targeted A major effort to improve the understanding of renting rights in vulnerable communities has been launched with the release of a specially-designed educational toolkit...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2021
Agency took up to five weeks to lodge bonds with the Bond Administrator Law allows lodgement within two weeks but no longer Property managers reminded to process bonds as soon as practicable Failure to lodge three tenancy bonds on time has resulted in an East Perth real estate agency being reprimanded and fined $2,500 by the State Administrative Tribunal. Tiapan Pty Ltd , trading as L.J. Hooker...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Aug 2021
Tenants and landlords don’t always see eye-to-eye over what constitutes “fair wear and tear” at the end of a tenancy, which may then lead to a disagreement over how the security bond is to be disbursed. Bond disputes have been one of the major issues Consumer Protection has been handling since the rent moratorium ended in March this year, with new figures revealing we have conciliated 206...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Aug 2021
Building and Energy campaign targets carbon monoxide hazards in the home Gas heaters should be regularly serviced by a licensed gas fitter Ensure adequate ventilation and awareness of carbon monoxide symptoms A new campaign is urging Western Australians to stay safe and warm this winter by having their gas heaters serviced and being aware of carbon monoxide risks. The campaign, by the State’s gas...
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Jul 2021

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