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Businesses and people working in certain industries must be licensed or registered with Consumer Protection. Abbreviations shown in brackets below represent the code for the type of licence. Motor vehicle industry Dealers (MD) Repairers (MR) Repair businesses (MRB) Salespeople (MS) Yard managers (...
Tradespeople
Clear title of a vehicle means that the vehicle does not have any money owing on it. If you owe money on your vehicle to a finance company, and you sell it privately without telling the buyer, that vehicle may be repossessed from the buyer by the finance company. Also, by selling an encumbered...
Selling a vehicle
There is a fee to sell your vehicle at a public auction. It is usually a percentage of the selling price. You need to advise the auctioneer of your reserve price. Once the reserve price is reached, the vehicle is then sold to the highest bidder. If the reserve price is not reached, the auctioneer...
Selling a vehicle
Fuel price boards Review on displaying of fuel price boards and impact on current WA laws Status: Closed 25 October 2013 Review A proposed national standard for fuel price boards is under review. The standard will allow only undiscounted prices to be displayed, as well as requiring all prices to be...
Consultations
Review of laws affecting motor vehicle dealers and repairers in Western Australia Status: Closed 15 November 2013 Consumer Protection is seeking the views of the community as part of a review of laws that regulate the motor vehicle industry in WA. People involved in the industry and consumers are...
Consultations
Selling to the dealer You can sell your vehicle directly to a licensed motor vehicle dealer for cash. Like selling your vehicle privately, you should try to get an idea beforehand what you think your vehicle is worth, to ensure you are satisfied with the result. Check out a variety of motor vehicle...
Selling a vehicle
If you want to sell your vehicle, make sure it is presented well for sale. It's a good idea to start by cleaning, washing and polishing it. Have any mechanical faults repaired and ensure everything including lights, wipers, and air conditioning is in working order. Many people advertise their...
Selling a vehicle
What is motor vehicle repair work? Most types of motor vehicle repair work (known as classes of repair work ) are covered by the Motor Vehicles Repairers Act 2003, including: examining motor vehicles; diagnosing and detecting faults in motor vehicles; adjusting, servicing and maintaining motor...
Servicing, repair and towing

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Refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, including systems in vehicles, contain refrigerants. With increased costs and environmental damage associated with the use of synthetic chemical...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
06 Mar 2019
The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws. Background On 12 July 2017, the Government announcemed the development of a...
WorkSafe
Information
17 Jun 2022
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...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
29 Apr 2022
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to remind workplaces of the importance of conducting regular service and inspections for vehicle hoists. WorkSafe Western Australia has been inspecting workplaces...
WorkSafe
Alert
01 Aug 2018
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...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
29 Apr 2022
Information for consumers 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...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
01 Mar 2018
To enable the renewal application to be assessed prior to your licence expiring, please complete the entire form and lodge it before the expiry date, together with payment and all required supporting...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
09 Mar 2020
Who needs to hold a car market operator registration Anyone who carries on the business of providing the premises for a car market must hold a car market operators registration. A car market means a...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
31 Mar 2021
Who can apply to change authorised premises A motor vehicle dealer, repair business or car market operator who intends to add new premises to the existing licence, move from current premises to new...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
14 Jul 2020
Who can apply for an exemption You may be eligible to apply for an exemption from compliance with the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 under section 31(1) of the Act, if you fit one of the following...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
14 Jul 2020

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The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 158.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 12 May 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by 43 cpl to 171.9 cpl; 7-Eleven, BP, Caltex/Ampol and Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 May 2021
Rivervale man fined $4,000 for dealing more than 40 vehicles with no licence Magistrate says licensing important for safety and protection of consumers Consumer Protection urges the community to report any illegal sales A Magistrate has reminded the community that the licensing of motor vehicle dealers in WA is “not just red tape” as he fined a Rivervale man $4,000 for illegal sales while being...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 May 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 30 cents per litre (cpl) to 157 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 5 May 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and Coles Express hiking by 42-44 cpl to 169.9 cpl; BP to 168...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 May 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 30 cents per litre (cpl) to 157.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 28 April 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven and Coles Express hiking by 42-44 cpl to 169.9 cpl; Puma to 169.7 cpl; BP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Apr 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 157.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 21 April 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex Woolworths, 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol and Coles Express hiking by 42-46 cpl to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Apr 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 30 cents per litre (cpl) to 157 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 14 April 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven and Coles Express hiking by 42-46 cpl to 169.9 cpl; Caltex/Ampol, Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Apr 2021
$18,000 in fines for consumer law offences and unlicensed repair work. Mr Goodall ordered to pay $2,200 and $800 compensation to two clients. Case follows a Consumer Protection warning last year and a 2012 conviction. A Bayswater panel beater has been fined a total of $18,000 and ordered to pay $3,000 in compensation after pleading guilty to several consumer law breaches and operating without a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Apr 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 158 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 7 April 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by 42-46 cpl to 169.9 cpl; Puma...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Apr 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 33 cents per litre (cpl) to 157.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 17 March 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex/Ampol hiking by 46 cpl to 169.9 cpl; Coles Express and Caltex Woolworths to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Mar 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 32 cents per litre (cpl) to 155.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 10 March 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven, BP and Coles Express hiking by between 44-46 cpl to 165.9 cpl; Caltex/...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Mar 2021

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