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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...
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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
WorkSafe Licensing Services is currently experiencing an unprecedented volume of high risk work licence applications. If you have not been contacted within 42 days of lodging your application, please have the details of the credit card used for payment handy prior to contacting us, so that we can...
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 ). If a breach is identified, WorkSafe may issue the employer an improvement...
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Consumer Protection, a division of the Department of 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, we are...
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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.
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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

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The motor vehicle dealer industry in Western Australia is regulated under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 . The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is responsible for the...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
15 Mar 2022
This discussion paper represents the first stage of the Review and is focussed on encouraging stakeholder input in regard to key issues of concern and how they might be overcome. Issues of an...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
15 Mar 2022
This paper represents the second stage of the review of the laws applying to motor vehicle dealers and motor vehicle repairers operating in Western Australia and will pave the way for establishing...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
10 Mar 2022
Employers (or persons conducting a business or undertaking) have a duty under OSH or WHS legislation to eliminate, or if that is not reasonable practicable, minimise the risks of COVID-19 at the...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Feb 2022
The Consultation Report summarises the outcome of public consultation undertaken by Consumer Protection in August 2020. The consultation sought stakeholders’ views about the need for industry reforms...
Consumer Protection
Reports
24 Feb 2022
If you sign a contract to buy a car and need to cancel the agreement, as of 1 January 2022 the maximum amount a motor vehicle dealer may charge is up to five per cent of the total purchase price...
Consumer Protection
Flyers
02 Feb 2022
From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages (PELD) that a motor vehicle dealer may charge is five per cent. Dealers should not be asking for this amount as a default...
Consumer Protection
Flyers
02 Feb 2022
3 December 2021 Changes to the cost of cancelling a vehicle purchase contract From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that can be charged by a motor vehicle dealer...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
03 Dec 2021
Changes to pre-estimated liquidated damages From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that a dealer may charge is five per cent. 30 September 2021 How recent changes...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Jan 2022
Information for repairers about the amendments to regulations under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 Classes of repair work listed in the regulations have been changed and are described below. In...
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 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
The Minister for Industrial Relations has approved a series of Work Health and Safety codes of practice which came into effect today. These codes have been adapted for Western Australian work health and safety environments from the Model codes of practice published by Safe Work Australia, developed through consultation with unions and employer organisations. Dr Patricia Todd, Chair of the Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
15 Jul 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 13 July 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 209.7 cpl. 7-Eleven hiking by up to 38 cpl up to 225.9 cpl; Coles Express and Ampol up to 219.9 cpl; BP up to 217...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jul 2022

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