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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
If you need to take out a loan to buy a motor vehicle, it is a good idea to shop around to find the best deal that suits you. Most motor vehicle dealers offer to arrange finance; however it may be cheaper to obtain your own finance from your bank or credit provider. It is best not to over commit...
Buying a vehicle

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Motor vehicle repairers and repair businesses operating in Western Australia are regulated under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 (the Act). The Act requires all motor vehicle repair businesses...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
16 Aug 2017
Application to Open/Amend/Close a Consignment Trust Account for a Motor Vehicle Dealers Licence. Dealers are required to inform the Commissioner as soon as practicable when a Trust Account is opened...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
24 Jun 2019
Who should complete this application This form can be used by motor vehicle dealers, repair businesses, car market operators or holders of an Exemption from the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Any...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
14 Jul 2020
For most people a motor vehicle will be the second most expensive purchase they will make. In terms of maintenance it will likely be the most expensive. It is in your best interest to find a vehicle...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
22 Aug 2017
This guide provides information on the ACL for car rental businesses. It covers key aspects of the law such as contract terms, deposits and refunds, focusing on issues where: industry bodies have...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
09 Jan 2017
This guide provides information on the ACL for the motor car and motorcycle sales and repair industries. It covers issues about which industry bodies have requested more detailed guidance and which...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
09 Jan 2017
Motor vehicle repairers licensing for locksmiths - Guidelines for licence applicants
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
27 May 2014
Motor Vehicle Repairers Licensing Frequently Asked Questions
Consumer Protection
Information
30 May 2014
Mini Motorcycles and Mini Scooters Notice for Retailers
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
29 May 2014
Have I got a deal for you An advertising Guide for WA Motor Vehicle Dealers
Consumer Protection
Brochure
29 May 2014

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The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 139.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 4 February 2020, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 31 cpl to 161.9 cpl. Many BP sites are hiking their ULP price to 157.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Feb 2020
A luxury car consignment company and its Director have been permanently banned by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) from ever holding a motor vehicle dealers’ licence in WA after the car yard closed down owing many of its clients substantial amounts of money. Luxuride Pty Ltd , formerly of West Perth, and Director Nicholas Ngo (also known as Khoi Nguyen Ngo and Nguyen Khoi ) were also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Feb 2020
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Lanie Chopping The number of cars recalled in Australia, due to problems with faulty Takata airbags, keeps inflating. As more and more major manufacturers add models to the growing list, it’s important for car-owners to check their vehicle against the database, even if they’ve checked previously. Defective Takata airbags can deploy with too much force and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jan 2020
A Perth mother and son have admitted to illegally buying and selling motor vehicles without a dealers’ licence, resulting in each being fined $6,000 and ordered to pay $580.50 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court. From October 2017 to November 2018, Angela Goodwin and Stuart Goodwin of Banksia Grove bought and sold 27 motor vehicles without holding a licence, breaching the Motor Vehicles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jan 2020
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 146 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 28 January 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price - Coles Express hiking by 32 cpl to 163.9 cpl, Caltex and BP to 159.9 cpl and 7-Eleven to 157.7 cpl. Perth’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jan 2020
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 150.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 21 January 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price - Coles Express hiking by 33 cpl to 165.9 cpl, BP to 161.9 cpl, Caltex to 159.9 cpl, 7-Eleven and Puma to 159.7...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jan 2020
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 153.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 14 January 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price - Coles Express hiking by 30 cpl to 165.9 cpl, BP to 163.9 cpl, Caltex to 162.9 cpl, Vibe up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jan 2020
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 153.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 7 January 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price - Coles Express hiking by 30 cpl to 165.9 cpl, BP to 163.9 cpl, 7-Eleven to 162.7 cpl, Caltex to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jan 2020
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 15 cents per litre (cpl) to 150.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 31 December 2019, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price - Coles Express hiking by up to 31 cpl up to 166.9 cpl, BP and Caltex to 163.9 cpl, 7-Eleven to 161.5 cpl and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Dec 2019
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 24 December 2019, most branded retailers are increasing their ULP price - Coles Express hiking by up to 36 cpl up to 165.9 cpl, Caltex to 164.9, BP to 162.9 cpl, 7-Eleven to 161...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Dec 2019

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