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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...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
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...
Consultations
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.
Towing CRIS industry icon
Towing CRIS industry icon, by Consumer Protection
Towing industry reforms...
Consultations
The proactive compliance program is education based and designed to help motor vehicle dealers meet the requirements set out by the legislation plus identify and rectify areas of risk. Proactive compliance visits Consumer Protection staff randomly visit licensed motor vehicle dealers to check...
Vehicle sellers
The proactive compliance program is education based and helps motor vehicle industry to meet the requirements set out by the legislation plus identify and rectify areas of risk. Proactive compliance visits Consumer Protection staff randomly visit licensed motor vehicle repair businesses to check...
Motor vehicle repairers
This page contains frequently asked questions about vaping. Is vaping hazardous? Yes, vaping can be hazardous. The nature of the hazard will depend upon factors such as the liquid used in the e-cigarette and the health status of the individual. In 2019, there were 2290 cases of lung injury...
Smoking
A motor vehicle dealer is someone who: carries on the business of buying or selling vehicles; or a financier; or a car hire operator. sells or exchanges four or more vehicles in any 12 month period to or with persons who are not dealers.
Motor vehicle dealing
Motor vehicle dealing, by Consumer Protection
There are...
Vehicle sellers
In Western Australia the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 says: If you operate a motor vehicle repair business you must hold a Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence (MRB). Individuals wishing to carry out classes of repair work on or to motor vehicles are required to hold a Motor Vehicle Repairer's...
Motor vehicle repairers
Status: CLOSED, Submissions closed at 5pm on 28 October 2019 Background In late 2018, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) commenced a Regional Services Review to improve service delivery to our regional customers. DMIRS staff and State and Local Government stakeholders...
Consultations
The Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 (DUG Act) is being reviewed to examine the processes for disposing of uncollected goods Status: CLOSED , closed 31 October 2019. Background The purpose of this review is to update the DUG Act’s provisions, which are outdated and do not take into account...
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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...
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
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
17 Aug 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
17 Aug 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
Information
18 Jul 2022
Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA) Statutory Review 2022 is currently underway. More information is available on Commercial Tenancy law review . The CT Act regulates leasing...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
06 Sep 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...
Consumer Protection
Reports
29 Apr 2022

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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
Vehicle sales contracts must state the new five per cent max. cancellation fee Infringement notices served on dealer for using old contract with the higher fee Zero tolerance with dealers who continue to use outdated and illegal contracts Consumer Protection is cracking down on motor vehicle dealers in WA using incorrect or outdated sales contracts which state a cancellation fee that is higher...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 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 15 March 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 22 cents per litre (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2023
Non-compliant products containing button batteries pulled from Albany shelves Retailers face penalties for failing to comply with mandatory standards Separate inspections reveal most Albany automotive dealers comply with the law Consumer Protection has sounded a warning for retailers to ensure they are complying with mandatory button battery safety laws or face penalties, after a number of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 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 8 March 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 22 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2023
James Bartlett (Manager) fined $12,000, JPA Offroad Group Pty Ltd fined $12,000 This is Mr Bartlett’s second prosecution for the same offence It is against the Australian Consumer Law to accept deposits or full payments without supplying the goods and services within a reasonable or agreed time Consumer Protection WA has prosecuted a Perth-based business selling Jeep car parts and offering...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 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 1 March 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 23 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Feb 2023

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