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Procedures are agreed safe ways of completing tasks and are an essential part of any safety management system. Usable procedures increase human reliability by providing a consistent and safe means of performing a task. They can also be job aids to assist with reducing skill- based error from slips...
Human factors
While PCBUs are responsible for making decisions regarding health and safety, they don’t always have a full understanding of the finer detail or subtleties of the work or working conditions. To help improve this understanding, it is important that PCBUs engage in consultation with their workers...
How do I get started
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) prohibits discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct about WHS. This means that people can raise health and safety issues and concerns at their workplace without fear of discrimination or coercion. What is discrimination? Discrimination is the...
How do I get started
PCBUs have a duty under the Work Health and Safety Act. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of a PCBU. What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
Your rights and responsibilities
Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
Your rights and responsibilities
The department has translated the following information into Italian. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet - PCBU...
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Notifiable incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . A 'notifiable incident' means: the death of a person; or a serious injury or illness of a person; or a dangerous incident . Need to report a notifiable incident? Preserve the site...
Report an incident
Dangerous incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . The regulator must be notified of any incident in relation to a workplace that exposes any person to a serious risk resulting from an immediate or imminent exposure to: an...
Report an incident
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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The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) motor vehicle repairer registered since 24 September 2022 is permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee...
Consumer Protection
Information
04 Oct 2022
29 September 2022 Changes to MVR regulations On Saturday 24 September 2022, three changes to the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations came into effect to: Introduce a new repair class for ‘wheel...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Sep 2022
16 September 2022 Cybersecurity risk warning Consumer Protection WA has warned that a move to enable businesses and organisations to shorten Australian website addresses could be an opportunity for...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
20 July 2022 Are you meeting your sales or repairer obligations? You will find information on the following topics in this bulletin: Unroadworthy vehicles Reminder to renew your licence or...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
11 Aug 2022
A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must do what is ‘reasonably practicable’ to keep workers and other people at the workplace healthy and safe. PCBUs must eliminate risks to health...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Aug 2022
Report an incident to WorkSafe poster is a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
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Poster
08 Jul 2022
Before making this application The buyer or dealer must arrange for a mechanical report prepared on the vehicle being sold. If the buyer is not happy with the reported condition of the vehicle, the...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
26 Jul 2022
4 May 2022 Motor vehicle consignment sales law reforms The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has completed a review of motor vehicle dealers’ laws which apply to the sale of...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Jun 2022
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...
Consumer Protection
Information
29 Sep 2022
The below information provides a description of activities which a Western Australia (WA) motor vehicle repairer registered after 25 September 2021 and before 23 September 2022 is permitted to...
Consumer Protection
Information
29 Sep 2022

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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. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 5 October 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 22 cents per litre (cpl) to 190.3 cpl. Puma/Caltex hiking by up to 38 cpl up to 203.9 cpl; 7-Eleven, Ampol, Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths/EG...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2022
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...
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Department News
29 Sep 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 21 September 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 25 cents per litre (cpl) to 177.5 cpl. Puma/Caltex hiking by up to 50 cpl up to 195.9 cpl; Coles Express, 7-Eleven, Ampol, Caltex Woolworths/...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Sep 2022
Consumer Protection has approved an application by the Motor Trade Association of WA to allow WA motor vehicle dealers south of the 26th parallel to trade from 11am to 5pm on the newly proclaimed public holiday on Thursday 22 September 2022. Normally dealers would be required to close on a public holiday in accordance with the Retail Trading Hours Act. The granting of a permit is in line with the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2022
Unlicensed motor vehicle repairer to pay $3,000 fine and $418 in costs Repairer ignored four warnings to re-apply after his licence expired Licensing laws important to maintain high industry standards in WA A Bayswater motor vehicle restorer and repairer who ignored several warnings about operating without a licence has been fined $3,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Peter John Cooper , trading...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2022
Vast majority of dealers/repairers inspected found to be complying with the law Inspections carried out in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River areas Three vehicles issued with defect notices and one unlicensed repairer found A sweep of parts of WA’s South West by Consumer Protection automotive officers has recently given the vast majority of motor vehicle dealers and repairers in the area a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 7 September 2022), Perth’s average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 23 cents per litre (cpl) to 177.4 cpl. 7-Eleven, Ampol, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking between 33-41 cpl up to 189.9 cpl;...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 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 24 August 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 21 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 10 August 2022), Perth’s average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 24 cents per litre (cpl) to 181.3 cpl. Coles Express and Ampol hiking between 37-42 cpl up to 195.9 cpl; Puma up to 195.7 cpl; BP up to 191...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Aug 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 27 July 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 23 cents per litre (cpl) to 186.5 cpl. Ampol, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by up to 44 cpl up to 199.9 cpl; 7-Eleven up to 195...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 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.
Consumer Protection
Apply to authorise a motor vehicle repair premises.
Consumer Protection
Apply for a motor vehicle repair certificate if you carry on the business of motor vehicle repair work.
Consumer Protection
Apply for a motor vehicle repair business licence.
Consumer Protection
Apply to authorise a registered car market operator.
Consumer Protection
Apply to be a registered car market operator.
Consumer Protection
How to be recognised as a motor vehicle traineee salesperson.
Consumer Protection
Apply for a licence to be a motor vehicle salesperson.
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Apply for a motor vehicle yard manager licence.
Consumer Protection
Apply to authorise a motor vehicle dealer premises.
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Motor vehicle industry licensing fees and forms.
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