Important changes to registration requirements as of 1 February 2023 As of 1 February 2023, the Building Services Board will have enhanced powers to manage the commercial conduct and behaviour of registered building service providers. These changes relate to certain events that occurred on or after...
Initial registration
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. Registered painting practitioner In Western Australia, a registered painting practitioner can: be a...
Initial registration
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is contact dermatitis? Contact dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
Painters in Western Australia are governed by a number of Acts and Regulations, including the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 and the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Act 2011 . Building and Energy has the authority to investigate and take proceedings for...
Information about Building and Energy's Enforcement Branch.
Building disputes Building disputes monthly reports These reports provide an overview of the number and type of complaints received, average time taken to close and the decisions/outcomes achieved for the month. View all monthly reports Disputes (building service or home building work contract...
Compliance and audit
Building and Energy protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Licensing search
As part of its function, Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building complaints
The board advises the Minister and the Building Commissioner about matters relating to the Building Services (Registration) Act.
Boards and committees: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by Building and Energy 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees



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
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
Use this form to notify the Building Services Board of a change in a registered building service provider’s contact details.
Building and Energy
Form – notification
24 Aug 2016
Building and Energy
Form – application
24 Jul 2019
Building and Energy
Form – application
05 Sep 2014
These fees are exclusive of GST and are applicable for 2023–24. Builders registration Building surveyors registration Electricians licensing Gas fitters licensing Painters registration Plumbers...
Building and Energy
30 Jun 2023
A complete list of building industry bulletins published for the building services and plumbing industries.
Building and Energy
16 Aug 2023
Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
15 Jan 2020


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