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This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Amendments to Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) and Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022...
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. The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the Regulations WHS publications and...
Work health and safety laws
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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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 and contact WorkSafe immediately . The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 introduced the term ‘person conducting a...
Report an incident
If a ‘dangerous incident’ arises through the conduct of a business or undertaking the regulator must be notified immediately. Where the dangerous incident is currently life-threatening, the PCBU should ensure the regulator is notified by calling 1800 678 198 (24 hours). Where the dangerous incident...
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
High Risk Work Licences are valid for 5 years. If your application to renew is received before your licence expires you can continue to work, until a decision on the application is made. Applications to renew can be made up to 12 months after the licence expires. Follow these 3 steps to renew your...
Manage your existing high risk work licence
WorkSafe takes a systems based approach to the prevention of inappropriate workplace behaviours, such as bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment ) and workplace violence/aggression (including sexual assault ). WorkSafe inquiries focus on the systems in place at a workplace to prevent and...
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Consumer Protection, a division of the Department of Energy, 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...
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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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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 posters are a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
WorkSafe
Poster
02 Mar 2023
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
04 Dec 2023
4 May 2022 Motor vehicle consignment sales law reforms The Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has completed a review of motor vehicle dealers’ laws which apply to the sale of...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Dec 2023
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
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
Information
17 Aug 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
Information
17 Aug 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. 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 May 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 24 cents per litre (cpl) to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 May 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 26 April 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 22 cents per litre (cpl)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Apr 2023
Repairer takes payments from vehicle owners with little work carried out Three Perth consumers left out of pocket and their vehicles unusable Case highlights the dangers to consumers of paying too much money upfront A Port Kennedy vehicle repairer has been ordered by the Perth Magistrates Court to pay $48,492.59 in fines, compensation and costs after accepting payments from consumers but failing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Apr 2023
Balga man sells two vehicles online with incorrect odometer readings Fined $1,600 on each charge for false or misleading representations Seller had previously been prosecuted for unlicensed dealing An online car seller has been fined $3,200 by the Perth Magistrates Court for misleading two buyers by falsifying odometer readings. Wesam Hamed Mohammed of Balga was also ordered to pay costs of $682...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 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 19 April 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 22 cents per litre (cpl)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Apr 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 12 April 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 24 cents per litre (cpl)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Apr 2023
Unlicensed motor vehicle dealer to pay $10,000 fine and $682 in costs 19 vehicles were sold between May 2021 and May 2022 Consumers urged to report unlicensed motor vehicle dealers A man has been fined $10,000 by the Bunbury Magistrates Court for buying and selling motor vehicles without a valid motor vehicle dealer licence. Bradley Christopher Diable was also ordered to pay costs of $682 when...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Apr 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 5 April 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 24 cents per litre (cpl) to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Apr 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 29 March 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 25 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 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 22 March 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 22 cents per litre (cpl)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2023

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