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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 Background The purpose of this review is to update the DUG Act’s provisions, which are outdated and do not take into account...
Consultations
The department is seeking your comments regarding the regulations that will support the proposed Work Health and Safety Act for Western Australia (WHS Act (WA)) . The following videos have been produced to provide information regarding the consultation process: Work Health and Safety Regulations...
Information sessions and workshops
A compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags was announced in February 2018. The below information will help you understand your responsibilities in relation to the recall. [scald=6861:image_medium {"link":" https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-...
Standards, recalls and bans
When there is a disaster such as a fire, flood, storm or earthquake a vehicle can suffer various degrees of damage. If you are in the market for a second-hand vehicle you should be aware of the different obligations motor vehicle dealers, insurance companies and private sellers have to comply with...
Servicing, repair and towing
Changes to licensing of motor vehicle consignment sales in WA A review into the regulation of consignment sales under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 (WA) has resulted in proposed changes. To find out more about these changes, please read the Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (DRIS) on the...
Vehicle sellers
Gary Newcombe May 2021 - Current Gary Newcombe became Commissioner for Consumer Protection and Executive Director for Consumer Protection on Monday 24th May 2021. Gary has 40 years' experience in the Commonwealth and State public sectors and the Western Australian Parliament, primarily in the areas...
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This is the second stage in the review of laws affecting motor vehicle dealers and repairers in Western Australia Status: Closed, Friday 18 December 2015 A combined review of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 and the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 has been completed. The community’s views were...
Consultations
The following provides links to media statements where the Department has named traders (businesses and individuals) or conducted other compliance action for non-compliance with laws administered by Consumer Protection . 2021 4 November - Removalist’s false claim of professional affiliation results...
Compliance actions
As an alternative to post or email, licence, registration or certificate (authorisation) holders (including companies and partnerships, where applicable) can use the Department’s online change of contact system. To use the system you will need to have: Your current authorisation number You can find...
Occupations requiring licensing
Consumer Protection has a variety of prescribed (mandatory) and template forms. The links below are to help you find the form you need: Licences Motor vehicle industry licensing fees and forms (Motor vehicle dealers, salespersons, yard managers, car market operators, repairers and repair businesses...
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This document provides essential information to assist you with your Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards submission. Further information 2022 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2022 Work...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Mar 2022
On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
23 Feb 2021
The Digital DMIRS Strategy seeks to improve the department’s operations and service delivery through the effective use of technology. Some goals of the strategy are to modernise digital systems and...
Corporate
Information
23 Dec 2020
30 October 2020 Licensing fees discounted under COVID-19 economic relief package From 28 October 2020, a discount applies to all motor vehicle licensing applications processed from 1 April 2020 to 31...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
03 Nov 2020
This public consultation paper considers the need for changes to the regulation of vehicle consignment sales . The options for reform have been developed through analysis of current business...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
07 Dec 2020
11 September 2020 Tread carefully with tyre disposal The WA motor vehicle industry can play a vital role in stopping a scam involving illegally dumped tyres, which is causing an environmental hazard...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
11 Sep 2020
31 August 2020 Motor vehicle dealers Register of vehicles bought and sold Consumer Protection has recently observed issues with dealer’s registers with infringements being issued to those who have...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
01 Sep 2020
Why are reforms being considered? Following a vehicle accident, drivers can easily be taken advantage of as they are often highly vulnerable and in shock. Serious concerns about the accident towing...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
10 Aug 2020
31 July 2020 Motor vehicle dealers Audit reports reminder 30 June 2020 - financial audit year end 30 September 2020 - financial audit report lodgement deadline An important reminder that all dealers...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
31 Jul 2020
Upcoming changes to pre-estimated liquidated damages From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that a dealer may charge will reduce from 15 per cent to five per cent...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
01 Nov 2021

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An un-staffed Forrestfield petrol station has been named by FuelWatch as the cheapest non-membership petrol outlet in the Perth metropolitan area for 2021. FastFuel 24/7 offered an average price for unleaded petrol (ULP) of 131.8 cents per litre (cpl) during the year with Vibe Morley coming a close second with 132.2 cpl and Liberty Calista third with 134.8 cpl. Costco at Perth Airport is on top...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Dec 2021
The McGowan Government has released exposure drafts of regulations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 ahead of the commencement of major work health and safety (WHS) reforms in March 2022. Releasing the exposure drafts of the supporting regulations provides all participants in Western Australian workplaces the opportunity to prepare themselves to meet the requirements of the new Act and to...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Dec 2021
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.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Dec 2021
Anyone who’s tried to cancel a contract to buy a new or used car may recall being slugged with a fee from the dealer for pulling out of the deal. Known as ‘pre-estimated liquidated damages’, the fee is supposed to be a true reflection of actual costs incurred by the dealership as a result of the transaction falling through, such as vehicle licensing costs, special accessories that may have been...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2021
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 1 December 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 29 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2021
Maximum damages claim for cancellations reduced from 15 to five per cent Dealers warned to only charge for realistic costs of contract cancellation Consumers urged to be sure of purchase as cancellation can be costly The maximum amount motor vehicle dealers in WA can charge a consumer who cancels a purchase contract will be reduced to five per cent of the contract’s value from 1 January 2022...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2021
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 17 November 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by more than...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Nov 2021
With fuel prices recently hitting record-highs and Perth’s petrol price cycle changing from weekly to fortnightly, it’s a particularly important time for consumers to have the information they need to save money at the bowser. That’s where our free FuelWatch service can help, with a revamped website containing interactive mapping features that makes it quick and easy for WA motorists to find the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Nov 2021
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 3 November 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by more than...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2021
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 20 October 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by more than...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Oct 2021

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