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Generally, service of documents can be done by: delivering them to the party personally; posting them to the party’s last known address; or leaving them at the party’s residence, or if they are a principal of a business, at the usual or last known place of business. In the case of a corporation or...
Disposing of uncollected goods
Many businesses are left holding goods which customers never return to collect. These goods often become a nuisance and take up valuable storage space. It is sometimes in your best interest to dispose of them . If you decide to take this action, the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 and its...
Disposing of uncollected goods
Warranty obligations for dealers The statutory warranty is a legal obligation imposed on licensed motor vehicle dealers under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act to repair certain defects in second-hand vehicles they have sold. The obligation requires you to carry out the repairs, or arrange for another...
Selling vehicles
Consignment selling is the process by which a licensed motor vehicle dealer agrees to sell a vehicle on behalf of a member of the public. The dealer then pays the former owner the sale proceeds less an agreed commission. Trust accounts Sales by consignment are regulated under the Motor Vehicle...
Selling vehicles
Penalties and infringements The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act imposes serious obligations on licensed dealers, yard managers and salespersons and the way they operate their business. Failing to meet those obligations can result in the Department prosecuting offending licence holders before a Court, or...
Motor vehicle sellers
Motor Vehicle Dealers Licence The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA) requires a person/s or company engaged in the business of buying or selling certain vehicles must hold a dealer's licence. This legal requirement also includes someone: who acts as an agent for others in buying or selling vehicles;...
Selling vehicles
Motor vehicle dealers licence forms - contains all forms for dealers, yard managers and salespeople inlcuding applications for : licences exemptions duplicate licence special occassion permits change premises change to partner or director change of employment More information about how to apply for...
Vehicle sellers
There are three types of licence and one registration for motor vehicle dealing. Motor Vehicle Dealer's Licence In order to carry out motor vehicle dealing in Western Australia a person must have a motor vehicle dealer's licence. Dealing in motor vehicles means: carrying on any class or description...
Vehicle sellers
Consignment trust accounts Before taking any vehicle under a consignment agreement, the dealer must be permitted to do so in accordance with their licence and have opened a 'Consignment Trust Account' in which to deposit the funds. Licence Dealers must obtain the Commissioner’s approval to remove...
Auditing motor vehicle dealers
Key requirements under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act As a licensed motor vehicle dealer you must: Ensure your licence is current and that you have a current certificate of authorised premises for your place of business. Ensure that the motor vehicle salespersons and yard managers you employ have a...
Motor vehicle sellers

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In order to lawfully sell vehicles on consignment, a dealer must apply to the Commissioner for the removal of the condition prohibiting consignment selling. This form needs to be completed to assist...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Aug 2017
Dealers are required to appoint a Registered Company Auditor, approved by the Commissioner, at the time of opening a Consignment Trust Account and notify the Commissioner of the Auditors details. If...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
11 Oct 2019
In recent years, two people have died as a result of crush injuries from falling trailer ramps. The trailer ramps were operated by a sealed hydraulic system. In both incidents, the ramps had earlier...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Nov 2016
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2016
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to increase awareness of safety issues faced by the car retailing industry and highlight the effect and importance of appropriate systems of work and safety...
WorkSafe
Checklist
04 Sep 2014
Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
15 Jan 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Licensing by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To complete the...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
02 Jul 2018
Sample complaint letter to a car dealer. Your name Your address Your phone number Your email address (if you have one) Date N ame of dealer Street Suburb/Town State Postcode Dear Sir/Madam Re: (...
Consumer Protection
Template
28 Apr 2016
Review of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 and Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 complete list of issues and questions
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
29 May 2014

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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 155.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 15 October 2019, many BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 165.9 cpl (increasing by 33 cpl). Most Caltex and many Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 163...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Oct 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 154.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 8 October 2019, many Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 167.9 cpl (hiking by 33 cpl). Many BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 163.9 cpl, most 7-Eleven...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Oct 2019
The average cost of unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 156.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 1 October 2019, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 167.9 cpl (increasing by between 28 cpl and 29 cpl). Many BP sites are increasing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2019
A Perth-based online business that took money from consumers for Jeep parts and accessories and either failed to supply them or took a very long, unreasonable amount of time, has been fined $16,000 in a case brought by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection. James Bartlett trading as Aftermarket Jeep Parts Australia via the website aftermarketjeep.com.au pleaded guilty to wrongly accepting...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Sep 2019
Consumer Protection is warning WA consumers about a business that has taken orders for Land Rover parts but has failed to deliver. Gordon German , trading as Green Oval Experience formerly operating as an auto parts store in Canning Vale, owes at least 15 customers a total of almost $50,000 in payments accepted for motor vehicle parts that have yet to be supplied. Complaints against the business...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Sep 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 157.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 24 September 2019, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 169.9 cpl (hiking by 35.2 cpl). Most Caltex and many Coles Express sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Sep 2019
A Bayswater panel beater who has taken money from customers but failed to complete the work is the target of a public warning by Consumer Protection as well as an appeal for vehicle owners to come forward. Raymond John Goodall , trading as The Force in Smash Repairs (deregistered) , has attracted numerous consumer complaints over many years and currently has dozens of vehicles that have been...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2019
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 17 September 2019, many Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 167.9 cpl (increasing by 36 cpl). Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 161.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 10 September 2019, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (hiking by 30 cpl). Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price to 157.9 cpl, most Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Sep 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Consumer Protection is reminding Western Australians how important it is to use licensed repairers to service or fix cars. Backyard or bush mechanics operate in WA and even though Consumer Protection aims to identify them and stop them, the community can help by always choosing licensed repairers, to protect themselves and their vehicles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2019

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