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The information on high risk work (HRW) licensing requirements when carrying out dogging work below was provided by Safe Work Australia. What is dogging work? Dogging work involves exercising judgement (making decisions) when: selecting appropriate slinging methods and lifting gear by: considering...
Information about high risk work licences
The Gas Standards Act 1972 and Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 requires a person to hold a gasfitting permit to undertake or supervise gasfitting work in Western Australia. Gas fitters are sent three reminders via SMS and email for the renewal of their...
Services
Documents: Retention Trust Scheme - Retention Money Trust Accounting Guidelines This guidebook is written to assist current and future parties that are using, or will use, retention money as a method of performance security to understand their rights and obligations under the Retention Trust Scheme.
Templates and user guides
Documents: Small construction work contract This contract is to assist building service contractors registered under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (WA) in meeting their legal obligations under section 13 of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA)...
Templates and user guides
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand WA’s Work Health and Safety laws. Duty holder Refers to any person who owes a work health and safety duty under the WHS Act including a person conducting a business or undertaking...
Work health and safety laws
Learn about worker consultation under the work health and safety laws.
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This page answers the most common questions asked by high risk work licence applicants. When will my application be finalised Application processing times vary depending on the volume of applications being received and the completeness of the application submitted. If your application is missing...
Information about high risk work licences
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...
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4 April 2024 Changes to motor vehicle dealers (sales) regulations On 7 June 2024, amendments to the Motor Vehicle Dealers (Sales) Regulations 1974 (the Regulations) will come into effect. You can...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Apr 2024
2 April 2024 Kickstart 2024 by getting your CPD points early Compliance with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training is still required for the settlement industry in 2024. Completing the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
02 Apr 2024
2 April 2024 Kickstart 2024 by getting your CPD points early Compliance with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training is still required for the real estate industry. Failure to fulfill CPD...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
02 Apr 2024
26 February 2024 Fines for failing to lodge tenancy bonds Two recent cases at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) serve as a timely reminder regarding the importance of lodging tenancy bonds...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
28 Feb 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
19 February 2024 Agent fined for failing to comply with audit requirements Failing to cooperate with requests from an auditor has seen a real estate agent fined $3,750 and ordered to pay costs of $...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
19 Feb 2024
30 January 2024 Beware - Scammers Targeting Perth Property Sales Consumer Protection is reminding the real estate and settlement industry that identity validation checks are a mandatory part of the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
01 Feb 2024
30 January 2024 Beware - Scammers Targeting Perth Property Sales Consumer Protection is reminding the real estate and settlement industry that identity validation checks are a mandatory part of the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
31 Jan 2024
22 January 2024 It's trust account audit time! January is the perfect time to start preparing and referring last year’s trust account information to your auditor so the 2023 audit report can be...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
23 Jan 2024

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PLUMBERS LICENSING BOARD – MEDIA STATEMENT A Kardinya man has been ordered to pay more than $1,500 in fines and costs after admitting he provided a fake testimonial for a plumbing licence application. The charge against Kenneth Finbar Wilson , brought by the Plumbers Licensing Board, was heard at Armadale Magistrates Court on 7 March 2023. Mr Wilson pleaded guilty to contravening the WA’s...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Apr 2023
Media statement from Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC, Minister for Commerce Latest stage of security of payment reforms to protect building and construction subcontractors now in effect McGowan Government retention trust scheme election commitment delivered Increased powers to ensure good commercial behaviour in the building sector The McGowan Government has further improved payment protections for...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Feb 2023
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
Domain name versions without .com, .net, .org etc. will soon be publicly available Businesses and organisations urged to register the .au only version of their name Failing to register .au versions could result in identity theft and financial loss Businesses and organisations are urged to take urgent action on planned domain name changes to prevent the possibility of their corporate identity...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Aug 2022
The Minister for Industrial Relations has approved a series of Work Health and Safety codes of practice which came into effect today. These codes have been adapted for Western Australian work health and safety environments from the Model codes of practice published by Safe Work Australia, developed through consultation with unions and employer organisations. Dr Patricia Todd, Chair of the Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
15 Jul 2022
The new Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) were gazetted on 11 March 2022 and will commence on the 31 March 2022, bringing the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 into full force and effect. The WHS Regulations replace the current Occupational and Safety Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations). You can access the WHS Regulations on the WA Legislation website: WALW - Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
25 Mar 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
Media statement from Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA , Minister for Commerce Three-stage action plan to implement Security of Payment reform package Industry education and support to help businesses adapt to changes New laws to commence from August 1 2022 The McGowan Government has today released an action plan for implementing landmark Security of Payment reforms to improve protections for...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Sep 2021
Rogue elements in industry exaggerate necessity for extra work and costs Consumers urged to get multiple quotes to avoid paying too much Do research to find licensed tradies offering sound advice and a fair price WA consumers who get quotes from companies that offer both plumbing and electrical services are being urged to get multiple quotes before signing a contract in order to avoid paying too...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
20 May 2021
As a result of the Premier’s announcement placing WA into a hard lockdown until 6pm on Friday, 5 February, our counter and phone services are currently unavailable. You are encouraged to email any enquiries to consumer@dmirs.wa.gov.au . If your matter is urgent, please include a contact telephone number in your email and Consumer Protection will call you back within 24 hours. We will resume full...
Consumer Protection
Department News
01 Feb 2021

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Real estate and business agents, real estate representatives, motor vehicle salespersons and motor vehicle yard managers - lodge a change of employer notification online.
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Real estate agents, settlement agents, real estate representatives, motor vehicle salespersons, motor vehicle yard managers, motor vehicle dealers and repair businesses, land valuers, employment agents and debt collectors can notify the department about changes to contact information.
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