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The building services Acts and the plumbing regulations set out obligations that registered service providers and licensed plumbing contractors must adhere to. These obligations are set out in the fact sheets below: Obligations for licensed plumbing contractors Obligations for registered building...
Compliance and audit
Under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 , a painter is required to be registered to carry out painting work valued over $1,000. The legislation has two categories of registration. Practitioner registration allows you to be the nominated supervisor of a registered painting contractor...
Responsibilities
The Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 requires that an individual, partnership or company that carries out, or contracts to carry out, 'painter-work' valued over $1,000 ( within the area of jurisdiction ) must be a registered painting service 'contractor'. Individuals that are registered...
Licensing search
Builders, painters and building surveyors must observe the advertising provisions according to building legislation. In accordance with section 8 of the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 a building service contractor must ensure that any advertising in respect of its/their availability to...
Responsibilities
Check your inbox, not your post box: Courtesy renewal notices are now sent by email. Further information at dmirs.wa.gov.au/LSupdate If your registration is due to expire you can submit an application for renewal up to eight weeks before the expiry date stated on your registration certificate. You...
Renewal
How do I apply? To apply for registration as a painting practitioner you must complete an application form from one of the sets below. Choose the set with the requirements that best match your qualifications and experience. When you have completed the application form submit it and your supporting...
Initial registration
The Media Liaison Officer is the first point of contact for journalists and other members of the media wanting information about Building and Energy (formerly the Building Commission and Energy Safety ) and its activities. Contact the media liaison officer: Email: bemedia@dmirs.wa.gov.au Mobile:...
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Have you changed your contact details? Required to have nominated supervisors and these details have changed? You need to notify the Building Services Board using these forms. Change of address or other contact details Use this form to notify the Building Services Board of a change in a registered...
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Current events Plumbing induction sessions Building and Energy holds free information sessions for licensed plumbing contractors. These sessions will help to clarify plumbers' obligations under the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 as well as provide an opportunity to meet...
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Building and Energy
Form – notification
14 Jul 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
Building and Energy
Form – application
02 Aug 2022
Building and Energy
Form – application
02 Aug 2022
Building and Energy
Form – application
02 Aug 2022
Building and Energy
Form – application
02 Aug 2022
Building and Energy
Form – application
02 Aug 2022
Articles on website quick links for painters, new risk-based painting audits, painter forums, board representation, registration renewal, the Home Building Contracts Act, recent prosecutions against painters, dispute resolution, advertising and signage requirements and more.
Building and Energy
Newsletter
14 Oct 2015
Building and Energy is responsible for regulating painting and decorating work and the Building Services Board (the Board) is responsible for registering painting contractors for work with a value of...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
22 Jan 2019

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WorkSafe engaged Marsden Jacob Associates, an independent consulting firm, to undertake a Western Australian specific RIS process on the model WHS Regulations. The outcome of that process was the preparation of a WA RIS. This report and associated supporting documents are available on the WorkSafe website. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
The Building Commission Division of the Department of Commerce will be located at the Mason Bird Building in Cannington from 25 August 2014. We will be joining EnergySafety and WorkSafe at the Cannington building and are looking forward to providing you with a convenient and accessible ‘one stop’ location for a wide range of services. Limited services available on 22 and 25 August While the...
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Aug 2014
We wish to draw your attention to a number of consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
24 Jul 2014
In 2013, the Building Commission and the Master Painters & Decorators Australia asked more than 3,000 Western Australian painters and decorators to complete a survey.
Building and Energy
Department News
27 Jun 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its Director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spay-On Paving, and its sole Director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Apr 2014
With the use of white set plaster continuing to grow in Western Australia, so too are the number of complaints to the Building Commission by consumers concerned about paint peeling off damaged areas of plaster. Increasingly, the issue is being found to be with the plaster rather than the painting work. A working group has been formed to tackle this industry-wide problem. Convened by the Master...
Building and Energy
Department News
19 May 2014
We wish to draw your attention to consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry. We have provided links to the consultation information below. As these reviews and subsequent consultations are not being carried out by the Building Commission, you will need to direct any submissions or questions to the relevant agency. Details of how to make a submission are...
Building and Energy
Department News
29 May 2014
The 4th Australian Lean Construction Conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-14 August 2014. Hosted by the Lean Construction Institute of Western Australia in collaboration with RFID for Energy, Mining and Construction, the theme of the 2014 event will be “Smarter and Leaner Projects in Australia”. "The conference brings together global best practices from...
Building and Energy
Event
23 Jun 2014
Federal and state ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building and Energy
Department News
04 Jun 2014
The Building Commission will introduce a number of enhancements to its existing compliance program in 2014, aimed at ensuring performance standards are being met and the licensing system works as intended. Many licensed plumbing contractors will have experienced a ‘compliance check’ from one of the Building Commission’s plumbing inspectors and in 2014, a compliance check of a contractor’s records...
Building and Energy
Department News
28 Nov 2013

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