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Workplace health and safety laws require you to ensure the safety of your workers, yourself and any others in the workplace as much as you reasonably can. This includes minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. This page provides information about your obligations under...
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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
Consultation status: CLOSED Submissions closed at 5pm on 4 December 2020. We are reviewing the regulation of consignment sales of vehicles under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 (WA) and we want to hear from you. Background In 2019 we conducted a review of legislation regulating motor vehicle...
Consultations
Consultation status: CLOSED Submissions closed at 5pm on 22 September 2020 . We encourage consumers, people involved WA’s accident towing industry and motor vehicle insurers to let us know their views about options for reforming the accident towing industry. Your feedback in response to this...
Consultations
Changes to pre-estimated liquidated damages From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that a dealer may charge is five per cent. The proactive compliance program is education based and designed to help motor vehicle dealers meet the requirements set out by the...
Vehicle sellers
The proactive compliance program is education based and helps motor vehicle industry to meet the requirements set out by the legislation plus identify and rectify areas of risk. Proactive compliance visits Consumer Protection staff randomly visit licensed motor vehicle repair businesses to check...
Motor vehicle repairers
The following information has been developed to assist employers and employees meet their safety and health obligations. Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety Public transport including taxis and rideshare services - Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 Working from home Safe...
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The following information has been developed for employers and employees looks at ways to look after your mental health during this challenging time. COVID-19 coronavirus guide for employers: Looking after your mental health COVID-19 coronavirus guide for employees: Looking after your mental health...
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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.
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3 December 2021 Changes to the cost of cancelling a vehicle purchase contract From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that can be charged by a motor vehicle dealer...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
03 Dec 2021
Changes to pre-estimated liquidated damages From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that a dealer may charge is five per cent. 30 September 2021 How recent changes...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Jan 2022
Information for repairers about the amendments to regulations under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 On 25 September 2021, changes were made to the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations 2007. Most...
Consumer Protection
Information
04 Oct 2021
Changes to prescribed classes of repair work under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 and Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations 2007 From 25 September 2021, the classes listed below are no longer...
Consumer Protection
Information
24 Sep 2021
Changes to pre-estimated liquidated damages From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that a dealer may charge is five per cent. Information for dealers about the...
Consumer Protection
Information
04 Jan 2022
10 September 2021 Proactive compliance visits continue, and statutory warranty and repair requirements In this issue: Continuation of the proactive compliance program Navigating used car warranties...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Sep 2021
This checklist has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working in the motorcycle retailing...
WorkSafe
Checklist
30 Aug 2021
30 June 2021 Increase to licensing fees From 1 July 2021 some of Consumer Protection’s licence and registration fees will be increasing. Information about the different fees is available on our...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
30 Jun 2021
Changes to pre-estimated liquidated damages From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that a dealer may charge is five per cent. 11 June 2021 Update your employment...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Jan 2022
26 March 2021 End of COVID-19 licensing fee discount and timeframes for national police checks In this issue: COVID-19 licence and registration fee discounts end on 31 March 2021 Delays in obtaining...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Mar 2021

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Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 12 January 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 30 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jan 2022
$8,500 total fine for reducing odometer reading by half prior to sale Vehicle offered for sale on Facebook and then sold to his employer, a car yard Behaviour described as gross dishonesty perpetrated on unsuspecting consumers A Ballajura motor vehicle repairer who wound back the odometer reading of a vehicle by about 60,000 kilometres and then sold it to his employer has been fined a total of $8...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jan 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 29 December 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 30 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Dec 2021
An un-staffed Forrestfield petrol station has been named by FuelWatch as the cheapest non-membership petrol outlet in the Perth metropolitan area for 2021. FastFuel 24/7 offered an average price for unleaded petrol (ULP) of 131.8 cents per litre (cpl) during the year with Vibe Morley coming a close second with 132.2 cpl and Liberty Calista third with 134.8 cpl. Costco at Perth Airport is on top...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Dec 2021
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
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Dec 2021
Anyone who’s tried to cancel a contract to buy a new or used car may recall being slugged with a fee from the dealer for pulling out of the deal. Known as ‘pre-estimated liquidated damages’, the fee is supposed to be a true reflection of actual costs incurred by the dealership as a result of the transaction falling through, such as vehicle licensing costs, special accessories that may have been...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2021
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 1 December 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 29 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2021
Maximum damages claim for cancellations reduced from 15 to five per cent Dealers warned to only charge for realistic costs of contract cancellation Consumers urged to be sure of purchase as cancellation can be costly The maximum amount motor vehicle dealers in WA can charge a consumer who cancels a purchase contract will be reduced to five per cent of the contract’s value from 1 January 2022...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2021
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 17 November 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by more than...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Nov 2021

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Interstate salespeople coming to WA to carry out sales activities for trade events and expos for a short term must apply to be licensed to carry out that work on behalf of a licensed dealer.
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Apply to authorise a motor vehicle repair premises.
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Apply for a motor vehicle repair certificate if you carry on the business of motor vehicle repair work.
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Apply for a motor vehicle repair business licence.
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Apply to authorise a registered car market operator.
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Apply to be a registered car market operator.
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How to be recognised as a motor vehicle traineee salesperson.
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Apply for a licence to be a motor vehicle salesperson.
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Apply for a motor vehicle yard manager licence.
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Apply to authorise a motor vehicle dealer premises.
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Motor vehicle industry licensing fees and forms.
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