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Licensed dealer must use the content from prescribed forms set out in the Motor Vehicle Dealers (Sales) Regulations 1974, to: maintain a register of transactions (Form 1) display particulars about a vehicle that is offered or displayed for sale (Form 4) notify a buyer of defects excluded from the...
Vehicle sellers
This page answers the most common questions asked by high risk work licence (HRWL) applicants. When will my application be finalised? The current (June 2024) processing times for a new HRWL, or to add a class to an existing HRWL, is approximately 60 calendar days. Please read the ‘Can I work while...
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. Human factors in the HAZOP process This information sheet provides information...
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...
Guides
These publications are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. WorkSafe policies These policies support the Statement of Regulatory Intent and provide a framework for how decisions by the regulator and...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the 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 business...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
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 as an employee, contractor, subcontractor, self-employed person, outworker, apprentice or trainee, work experience student, employee of a labour hire company...
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 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 basis...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS

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10 May 2024 Reminder for dealers about upcoming changes From 7 June 2024, dealers must disclose whether a second hand vehicle they sell has been listed as a repairable write-off on the written-off...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 May 2024
Licensed dealers must use certain forms as set out in the Motor Vehicle Dealers (Sales) Regulations 1974. Form 1 - MV Dealer's register Form 1 provides a dealer's register of transactions which must...
Consumer Protection
Form – registration
07 Jun 2024
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
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
18 January 2024 Odometer Adjustment Declaration publication now live Due to growing concerns from industry and the community about odometer tampering, Consumer Protection and the MTAWA have produced...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Apr 2024
This declaration allows dealers and repairers to adjust the odometer to the most accurate reading against wear and tear of the car, provides proof of the change and notes the steps taken to verify...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
13 May 2024
16 October 2023 Consumer Protection's view on odometer tampering The Motor Trade Association WA and a number of dealers have asked the Commissioner for Consumer Protection for a position statement in...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
03 Nov 2023
Use this application form to apply for one or more classes of high risk work to be added to your existing WA licence.
WorkSafe
Form – application
23 May 2024
8 June 2023 Conciliation Light Touch helps resolve disputes We wish to formally introduce our newest dispute resolution service, Conciliation Light Touch. Using Conciliation Light Touch, dealers and...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
09 Jun 2023

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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 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 3 July 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 35 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jul 2024
Used car buyers now have more confidence that the vehicles for sale from dealers are safe and reliable, with new regulations taking effect that help protect consumers from making a purchase they may later regret. As of 7 June, motor vehicle dealers in Western Australia must disclose to prospective buyers whether a vehicle under 15 years old is a repairable write-off.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2024
Used car buyers now have more confidence that the vehicles they purchase from dealers are safe and reliable, with new regulations taking effect that tighten-up sales of written-off vehicles.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2024
New regulations to protect consumers from making a purchase they may later regret will soon come into effect, with penalties coming to car dealers who fail to reveal whether they are selling written-off vehicles.
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Apr 2024
Unlicensed motor vehicle dealers are a danger to the community and they’re illegal. The vehicles sold can be riddled with problems, possibly making them unroadworthy. This puts you and other road users at risk, which could result in a serious accident or even death. These so-called ‘dodgy dealers’ also don’t offer warranties that are required by law on their second-hand vehicles. This means if...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 2024
Distressed consumers are being misled following accidents 55 complaints against Specialized Tilt Tray and Towing Services in 17 months Non-disclosure agreements may contain unfair contract terms Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a tow truck company believed to be misleading consumers and then asking them to sign non-disclosure agreements to have their vehicle released from their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Nov 2023
Thornlie man convicted of selling 103 vehicles after deciding not to renew licence Consumer Protection warning to illegal dealers – “we will prosecute” Public urged to dob-in unlicensed motor vehicle dealers Buying and selling more than 100 vehicles in six months has seen a car seller who deliberately decided not to renew his dealer’s licence fined $47,600 by the Armadale Magistrates Court. Alix...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Nov 2023
Second warning for Ventura Autos Pty Ltd, trading under different names such as Car Central, for continuing to sell unroadworthy vehicles Ten further defect notices issued since first public warning in July 2023 Five further complaints received by Consumer Protection Consumer Protection has issued a second public warning to car buyers in Western Australia, urging extra caution if considering...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Oct 2023
There’s a lot to consider when buying a used car, such as your budget and what type of vehicle will suit your needs, but of utmost importance is ensuring you don’t drive away with a lemon. We recently issued a warning against licensed car dealer Ventura Autos, after receiving 136 complaints about the selling of unroadworthy vehicles, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. During their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2023
New checklist for used car buyers to protect consumers from buying a lemon Legislative changes will require WA car dealers to disclose repairable write-off status Changes protect used car buyers from repairable write-offs when buying from a dealer In the past three years 259 people reported being scammed while buying a car online The Cook Government is driving change to make West Australian roads...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Aug 2023

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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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