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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 Fire risk from transparent bottles containing clear liquids stored in direct sunlight Major inspection requirements for...
Health and safety 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. Nomination of an operator Guide - A death in the workplace: Information for families Health and safety...
Health and safety guides
WHS guidance kits are resources that include short animations which can be used at health and safety meetings or toolbox meetings to raise awareness of responsibilities and duties under the Work Health and Safety laws. Introducing WHS laws Guide to WHS resources – Introducing WHS laws [ Youtube...
Work health and safety laws
These publications are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Statement of Regulatory Intent This Statement from the regulator provides the principles for the regulatory approach that WorkSafe (...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. A WHS service provider is a person conducting a business or undertaking ( PCBU ) that provides work health and safety services to another...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Who is considered a worker? Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 a worker is any person who carries out work for a PCBU , including work...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the regulations This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Short video animations...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. How does the WHS Act describe volunteers and volunteer organisations? The WHS Act describes a volunteer as a person who acts on a voluntary...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer under WHS? The role and influence a person has in a business determines if they are an officer under the WHS Act. Broadly,...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS

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If you are submitting your licence application by post or in person, and are making payment by credit card, you must complete this application form and attach it to your application. Applications...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
25 Jan 2023
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.
WorkSafe
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

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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. Over the past few weeks, the pattern of petrol pricing by the major fuel companies show a full return to weekly price cycles. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jan 2023
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 25 January 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 25 cents per litre (cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jan 2023
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today, motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 18 January 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 26 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jan 2023
Unlicensed motor vehicle dealer to pay $5,000 fine and $638 in costs 36 vehicles were sold between January and November 2021 Consumers urged to report unlicensed motor vehicle dealers A Beechboro man has been fined $5,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for buying and selling motor vehicles without a valid motor vehicle dealer licence. Van Vinh Tran was also ordered to pay costs of $638 when...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jan 2023
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today, motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 11 January 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 23 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jan 2023
Strong demand results in 730% increase in complaints over five years Delivery delays for new models and sale of flood-affected used vehicles blamed Consumer Protection recovered $6 million for vehicle buyers in the past two years The number of consumer complaints relating to the sale of defective second-hand motor vehicles in WA has skyrocketed, increasing 730% over the past five years and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jan 2023
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. Over the past few weeks, the pattern of petrol pricing by the major fuel companies shows a full return to weekly price cycles. After today, motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Jan 2023
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 28 December 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 23 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Dec 2022
Repairer ordered by SAT to pay total of $4,676 in fines and costs Failed to provide a police clearance as required by certificate condition Also failed to advise changes of address as required by law Failing to comply with a condition attached to his certificate has resulted in a $3,000 fine and a reprimand for a Perth motor vehicle repairer. The fine was imposed by the State Administrative...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Dec 2022
Work health and safety regulations for the control of psychosocial risks will come into effect on 24 December 2022. These regulations will require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate psychosocial risks, or to minimise them so far as is reasonably practicable. This new duty places psychosocial hazards on the same footing as other significant hazards such as falls or...
WorkSafe
Department News
23 Dec 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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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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