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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
Insurance When you pay your vehicle's licence, part of the fee is for compulsory third party insurance. This covers you, or anyone else, for death or injury if your car is involved in an accident. However, it does not cover you for damage to your car or anyone else's. Motor vehicle insurance...
Buying a vehicle
Remember that the advertised price of a car is not your only cost. Some other compulsory and standard charges you need to be aware of are: Vehicle licence fees - paid when the vehicle is licensed; Dealer's delivery charge - for buyers of new cars; Government motor vehicle transfer duty - for buyers...
Buying a vehicle
Extended warranties are like an insurance policy you can buy for a vehicle to cover it generally for mechanical failure or breakdown. An extended warranty is bought separately by you and is not a substitute for any statutory warranty that may apply. You should carefully weigh up the value of...
Buying a vehicle

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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
The information you are seeking may be available via the department's online licence and registration search . What do I need to complete a request To request a copy or an extract of the register,...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
30 Nov 2021
Application for a motor vehicle yard manager's licence last updated 4 December 2020 Who needs to apply for a licence A yard manager is someone employed or engaged by a dealer to manage or supervise...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
04 Dec 2020
What do I need to do to lodge a complete application To apply for a licence you must lodge a complete application and provide all relevant supporting documentation as follows: Complete all of the...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
14 Jul 2020
Who needs to apply for a licence To operate as a motor vehicle salesperson you must hold a valid licence. What do I need to do to lodge a complete application To apply for a licence you must lodge a...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
14 Jul 2020
Who needs to apply for a licence Anyone who carries on any class or description of the business of buying or selling vehicles in Western Australia is required to be licensed as a dealer under the...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
09 Mar 2020
This form is used to advise the vehicle or motorcycle is not covered by a statutory warranty and describes certain particulars about the vehicle. This form is to be displayed in the windscreen of a...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
22 Aug 2017

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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
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 33 cents per litre (cpl) to 154.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 3 March 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex/Ampol, 7-Eleven, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by between 44-45...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 32 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 24 February 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex Woolworths hiking by up to 46 cpl to 163.9 cpl; 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Feb 2021
The average price of ULP is set to increase by over 33 cents per litre (cpl) to 150.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 17 February 2021 , most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by up to 44 cpl to 159.9 cpl; Puma to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Feb 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 33 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 10 February 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex/Ampol hiking by 44 cpl up to 159.9 cpl; Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Feb 2021
As a result of the Premier’s announcement placing WA into a hard lockdown until 6pm on Friday, 5 February, our counter and phone services are currently unavailable. You are encouraged to email any enquiries to consumer@dmirs.wa.gov.au . If your matter is urgent, please include a contact telephone number in your email and Consumer Protection will call you back within 24 hours. We will resume full...
Consumer Protection
Department News
01 Feb 2021

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