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Questions asked during Safe Work Month Webinar on 30 October 2020 have been compiled along with the department's responses. Commencement When did the Work Health and Safety Act receive assent? The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) was assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. However...
Safe Work Month
The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 was passed as the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. The WHS Act will not commence until proclamation. The WHS regulations have to be finalised before proclamation occurs. Work on the WHS regulations...
Work health and safety legislation reform
Conduct of collectors The reputation of a charitable organisation can impact its ability to fundraise and collectors need to be respectful in their dealings with the public. Any information provided about the nature of the organisation or how donations will be used must be true and correct. If...
Donating to charitable purposes
The public’s generosity when responding to a disaster or tragic event is seen by scammers as an opportunity to profit from other people’s misfortune. The best way to avoid being scammed, is to deal directly with licensed charities. Follow these tips to ensure that your donations get to the right...
Donating to charitable purposes
There are a variety of ways to raise money for charitable purposes. Before commencing any fundraising activity, an organisation should make sure that it is familiar with any relevant legislative requirements and any necessary permits are in place. Door to door collections A licence holder may carry...
Fundraising activities
The decision makers for a licensed charitable collector have a responsibility to ensure that public monies raised for charitable purposes are used efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the organisation as opposed to individuals. Managing conflicts of interest is integral to maintaining...
Charity licence requirements
All licences issued under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (the Act ) are subject to standard conditions imposed by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (the Commissioner). A failure by an organisation to comply with these conditions may result in the charitable collections licence being...
Charity licence requirements
Nominating for a Consumer Protection Award The frequently asked questions below provide some helpful information about the Consumer Protection Awards such as the essential entry requirements, how to apply for an award and the judging process. When do nominations open and close? Nominations open in...
Consumer Protection Awards
Consumer Protection is changing the way it administers the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (WA). These reforms are intended to simplify the application and reporting requirements for licensed charities in Western Australia and reduce duplication for those licence holders who are also registered...
Charity licence requirements
The following information has been developed to assist employers and employees meet their safety and health obligations. Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety Public transport including taxis and rideshare services - Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 Working from home Safe...
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On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
23 Feb 2021
The Digital DMIRS Strategy seeks to improve the department’s operations and service delivery through the effective use of technology. Some goals of the strategy are to modernise digital systems and...
Corporate
Information
23 Dec 2020
Purpose of the Guideline This Guideline assists the public to understand the circumstances where the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - Consumer Protection Division (Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
07 Oct 2020
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – Consumer Protection Division – Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) – Regulatory approach in response to COVID-19 This Statement sets out the...
Consumer Protection
Notice
31 Jul 2020
Self-check to help your Governing Body (i.e. Management Committee or Board) identify any areas of non-compliance with the Charitable Collections Act 1946 . Checklist for: Management responsibilities...
Consumer Protection
Checklist
17 Jul 2020
Organisations who collect donations from the public for charitable purposes are required to keep collection records and prepare financial reports under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (the Act)...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
17 Jul 2020
There are a variety of ways to raise money for charitable purposes. Before commencing any fundraising activity, an organisation should make sure that it is familiar with any relevant legislative...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
The decision makers for a licensed charitable collector have a responsibility to ensure that public monies raised for charitable purposes are used efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
All licences issued under the Charitable Collections Act 1946 (the Act ) are subject to standard conditions imposed by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (the Commissioner). A failure by an...
Consumer Protection
Information
17 Jul 2020
Form last updated 23 November 2020 Who needs to use this This form is only to be completed by organisations who hold a charitable collections licence in Western Australia and are NOT registered with...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Nov 2020

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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
The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament on 3 November 2020 and is awaiting royal assent. When assented, the WHS Act will not be operational until regulations are complete. Work to develop the regulations is presently underway and will continue in 2021. The new Work Health and Safety Act 2019 (WHS Act) will replace the current Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, and...
WorkSafe
Alert
22 Oct 2020
While the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly, we remain focussed on delivering our services while adhering to advice from Government to protect the health and safety of our staff and the wider community. The department is planning for a range of scenarios and endeavouring to ensure continuity of service. A number of functions can be performed remotely or by using our online...
Corporate
Department News
23 Mar 2020
Under OSH legislation, employers are required to provide and maintain, as far as is practicable, a working environment in which their workers are not exposed to health risks. This includes situations where employees and contractors may be at risk of contracting viruses such as the COVID-19 coronavirus. Employers need to keep up to date with the latest health warnings from the Australian and WA...
WorkSafe
Alert
10 Mar 2020
On Thursday 20 February, the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 passed through the Legislative Assembly of the Western Australian Parliament. The Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum and Industrial Relations said: “I am pleased that the Work Health and Safety Bill has now passed the Legislative Assembly. “The McGowan Government recognises the importance of these reforms and hopes...
WorkSafe
Department News
25 Feb 2020
Our offices will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020. Normal services will return on Thursday 2 January 2020. For urgent enquiries please visit our contact page.
Corporate
Department News
04 Dec 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is conducting a stakeholder satisfaction survey to invite feedback on our services and our role as a regulator. The results will help DMIRS focus on business areas and services that need performance improvements. If you subscribe to a DMIRS email newsletter or subscriber news service, you may be contacted by email and invited to take...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Apr 2019
A family in mourning over the death of a child from toppling furniture has won a Consumer Protection Award, along with a consumer advocate, a community support group and an ABC reporter. The winners were announced by Commerce Minister John Quigley during a presentation breakfast at the University Club of WA. Reef Kite was almost two years old when he was killed in October 2015 when a chest of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Mar 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
Funding to provide family violence rental law education for tenant advocates After the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018 passed the Lower House in June 2018, $50,000 from the State Government’s Consumer Credit Account is being granted to Tenancy WA to train community workers ahead of the tenancy law changes. Tenancy WA in conjunction with the Women’s Council...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jul 2018

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