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The Fair Trading Act (Australian Consumer Law) creates ‘consumer guarantees’. A consumer guarantee does not need to be written down in the contract. It is 'guaranteed' by law. Consumer guarantees are ordinary contract terms that are automatically added into any contract between a seller and a buyer...
Buying a vehicle
The following second-hand vehicles are not covered by the statutory warranty under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 when bought from a dealer: Commercial vehicles (i.e. those constructed primarily to carry goods or materials) Utes (well body and tray back) with one row of seats Trucks Caravans...
Buying a vehicle
You must have a motor vehicle repair certificate if you carry on the business of motor vehicle repair work as prescribed under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations in Western Australia. A motor vehicle repairer's certificate is a "licence" for individuals who: own a repair business and do repair...
Motor vehicle repairers
Advertising campaigns that state "Up to 50% off" are likely to cause consumers to believe a number of items are discounted by 50 per cent and that all other items within the store will also be discounted to some degree. You should not advertise this type of saving if only a few items are offered at...
Advertising and promotion
The following can help you find a course to become a licensed repairer, dealer, yard manager or salesperson in the motor vehicle industry Motor Vehicle Certified Repairers To be a certified motor vehicle repairer, applicants must demonstrate they are sufficiently qualified in each class of repair...
Training courses
Interstate salespeople coming to WA to carry out sales activities for trade events and expos for a short term must be licensed to carry out that work on behalf of a licensed dealer. To satisfy the knowledge requirements for the grant of a licence you will be required to undertake the motor vehicle...
Motor and caravan shows
To be a certified motor vehicle repairer, applicants must demonstrate they are sufficiently qualified in each class of repair work for which they are applying. The methods for qualifying for certification are outlined below. Formal qualification and training The qualifications a person must have...
Motor vehicle repairers
Certain occupations may apply for exemption from compliance with the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 . These exemptions, if granted, apply for a three year period. Auctioneers' exemption Auctioneers may be exempted by the Commissioner from compliance with the Motor Vehicles Dealers Act 1973 provided...
Vehicle sellers
The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act requires each applicant for a car market operator's registration to have suitable premises to operate from. If the proposed yard is currently registered in the name of another operator, the existing Certificate of Authorised Premises must be surrendered before a new...
Vehicle sellers
A car market is a market provided by a registered car market operator who does not own the secondhand vehicles which are displayed for sale. It is not an auction premises. Vehicles displayed for sale at a car market cannot be owned by other licensed dealers. Quite often, a car market will be used...
Vehicle sellers

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This form is to be displayed next to Form 4 in the windscreen of a vehicle, or attached to a motor cycle, and may used by the dealer to notify a buyer of an existing defect, in the event that the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
22 Aug 2017
This form advises motorcycle buyers a motorcycle is covered by statutory warranties and describes certain particulars about the motorcycle. A dealer must display a "Vehicle Particulars" form on any...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
04 Oct 2021
This form advises car buyers a vehicle is covered by statutory warranties and describes certain particulars about the vehicle. A dealer must display a "Vehicle Particulars" form on any second-hand...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
04 Oct 2021
A dealer's register must be maintained at each authorised premises of the dealership. The register records details of every transaction that the dealer conducts, identifying the vehicle, the seller...
Consumer Protection
Form – registration
22 Aug 2017
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
09 Aug 2022
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
09 Aug 2022
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

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The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 143.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 27 January 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by 45 cpl up to 155.9 cpl; BP, Caltex/Ampol and Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 32 cents per litre (cpl) to 142.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 20 January 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by 46 cpl up to 155.9 cpl; Caltex Woolworths up to 153.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 32 cents per litre (cpl) to 139.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 13 January 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by 44 cpl up to 151.9 cpl; 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol, Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 6 January 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: BP and Caltex Woolworths hiking by 44 cpl up to 149.9 cpl; Puma up to 149.7 cpl; 7...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jan 2021
Costco’s fuel outlet at Perth Airport offered motorists the cheapest petrol in 2020 with FuelWatch, which is celebrating its 20 th anniversary, releasing its annual list of sites that consistently have bargain prices. On average, the Costco price for ULP was 95.1 cents per litre (cpl) over the year but is only available to members, so FuelWatch has also awarded the number one spot to Liberty at...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by around 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 30 December 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Dec 2020
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 30 cents per litre (cpl) to 137 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 23 December 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven hiking by 43 cpl up to 148.9 cpl; Caltex/Ampol, BP, Caltex Woolworths and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Dec 2020
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 30 cents per litre (cpl) to 135.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 9 December 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by 43 cpl up to 147.9 cpl; Caltex Woolworths, 7-Eleven,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Dec 2020
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 134.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 2 December 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex/Ampol, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by between 42-44 cpl up...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Dec 2020
Have you ever engaged a dealer to sell a car or caravan on your behalf? This is known as ‘consignment selling’ and the laws that regulate this method of sale are currently under review, with a ban being considered as one of the options. For those who don’t want to negotiate the sale of their vehicle privately, selling on consignment is a viable option but it comes with risk. Given the dealer can...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Nov 2020

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