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How can I comply with the new work health and safety laws? Under the Work Health and Safety and Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), duty holders will be required to manage the risk of falls at workplaces, as prescribed by the following regulations: Regulation 78 – Management of risk of fall...
Slips and trips and falls
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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A review of the regulation of consignment sales under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 (WA) has been completed by Consumer Protection. Review purpose The key purpose of the review was to consider whether the regulation of consignment sales should continue in its current form. Review finding A...
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Your High Risk Work Licence expires every 5 years. You must not carry out high risk work until your licence has been renewed. To renew your High Risk Work Licence – Here’s what you will need to have ready: Your High Risk Work Licence number You will find your High Risk Work Licence number on the...
High risk work licence
Do you want to make a complaint about bullying, sexual assault or harassment? Contact WorkSafe on 1800 678 198 or email wscallcentre@dmirs.wa.gov.au
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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...
COVID 19 - Coronavirus
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...
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A review of the regulation of consignment sales under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 (WA) has been completed by Consumer Protection. Review purpose The key purpose of the review was to consider whether the regulation of consignment sales should continue in its current form. Review finding A...
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Reforming WA's accident towing industry - outcome of consultation. The consultation report summarises what stakeholders told us about problems with Western Australia’s accident towing industry and options for regulating the industry.
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The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) motor vehicle repairer registered before 25 September 2021 is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee...
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24 Jun 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) motor vehicle repairer registered since 25 September 2021 is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee...
Consumer Protection
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24 Jun 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) a licensed motor vehicle yard manager is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another...
Consumer Protection
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23 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
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23 Jun 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed motor vehicle repair business is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another...
Consumer Protection
Information
23 Jun 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) licensed motor vehicle dealer is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under...
Consumer Protection
Information
23 Jun 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
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17 Jun 2022
Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA) Statutory Review 2022 Have your say? Send us your answers from the workbook or complete the online survey Complete the online survey The...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
21 Jun 2022
Formal advice on Decision Regulatory Impact Statement Motor vehicle consignment sales reform Thank you for providing the Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (DRIS) on the proposed reforms to Motor...
Consumer Protection
Notice
29 Apr 2022
Proposals for Reform of the Regulation of Motor Vehicle Consignment Sales Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (DRIS) The review under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 (WA) (MVDA) has been...
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29 Apr 2022

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14 June 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 15 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2022
Tuesday, 7 June 2022 ServiceWA app upgrades will ensure users have easy access to FuelWatch Interactive functionality and map will show fuel prices available near users Next addition to ServiceWA app continues journey in redefining the way Western Australians interact with government services The McGowan Government has updated its ServiceWA app to include FuelWatch, providing an easy to navigate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2022
Unlicensed dealer ordered to pay more than $9,000 in fines and costs 13 vehicles sold illegally over a 16 month period Public plea for community to help stop backyard vehicle trading A man who bought and sold vehicles from his Marangaroo home without a licence has been ordered to pay a total of $9,262.50 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrate Court. Hussain Al Hussein was fined $3,800 and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 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 1 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 23 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2022
Backyard dealer fined $8,000 for no licence and false odometer readings Two deceived buyers to receive $2,500 in compensation Potential buyers urged to be skeptical of vehicles with unusually low kilometres Buying and selling vehicles without a licence and deceiving two buyers about odometer readings have resulted in a Yokine woman being ordered to pay a total of $17,400 in fines, consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 May 2022
When it comes time to move on a car or caravan, some people may lack the time or confidence to negotiate a private sale themselves. Engaging a dealer to sell the vehicle on their behalf can therefore be a viable option, but selling on consignment does come with some risk. Given the dealer can keep any money they receive from the sale in excess of the amount they agree to pay the owner, this has...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 May 2022
174 vehicles bought and 147 sold without a licence in about 12 months Backyard operators robbing consumers of their rights Public urged to report illegal operators to stamp out the practice A sole director and his company have been fined a total of $40,000 for illegally buying and selling a high number of motor vehicles from his Stirling home without having a dealer’s licence. Jacob Hamilton was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 May 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 18 May 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 28 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 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 4 May 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 26 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 May 2022
New licence category proposed for dealers wanting to sell on consignment Character test for licence applicants and their associates to be strengthened Specific dealer training to focus on laws and practices for consignment sales Losses incurred by owners when selling their motor vehicles and caravans on consignment have prompted action by the McGowan Government with a new licence category to be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Apr 2022

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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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