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You must follow proper procedures and timeframes when issuing a form or notice in a residential park. If the matter ends up before the SAT the person who prepared the notice or form may have to prove it was correctly completed and served (given to the other person). Need a form or notice? Copies of...
Park managers
WorkSafe takes a systems based approach to the prevention of inappropriate workplace behaviours, such as bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment ) and workplace violence/aggression (including sexual assault ). WorkSafe inquiries focus on the systems in place at a workplace to prevent and...
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As with most communal living arrangements, disputes can occur within residential parks. How a dispute is dealt with can have a major impact on the ongoing wellbeing of individual tenants and the wider park community. Parties to a dispute may be able to fix the issue themselves. Sometimes they need...
During a tenancy
Each year, the representatives should agree on a schedule of meetings for the coming year. It is important newly elected/appointed representatives are included in the setting of the schedule for the coming year. The committee can decide whether to hold meetings monthly, bimonthly or quarterly or...
During a tenancy
Where there is a park liaison committee (PLC), it is the responsibility of the park operator to ensure elections are held to select the tenant representatives. However it is an offence for a park operator to unduly interfere with how the tenant representatives are chosen and penalties apply to...
During a tenancy
If a vote will occur at a meeting, the park operator must give written notice of the meeting to each tenant at least 14 days before the meeting. The tenant may then cast a vote in person or by a proxy appointed by the tenant. Voting at the meeting occurs by a show of hands of those present and...
During a tenancy
Renting or hiring a house or apartment Important electrical and gas safety information you need to know before you rent or hire a property. Renting or hiring a house or apartment fact sheet – Electrical and gas If you rent or hire a home or apartment, your landlord has a duty under electrical and...
Gas installations
Renting or hiring a house or apartment. Important electrical and gas safety information you need to know before you rent or hire a property.
Electrical installations
Help is available for residential tenants who need further advice, require assistance in negotiating with their landlord or property manager, or have a tenancy-related legal issue through the Tenancy Advice and Education Service (TAES). TAES is delivered by community legal centres across Western...
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Over one third of Western Australian households already have solar PV systems, with numbers growing rapidly. These systems comprise grid-connected, stand-alone and hybrid, incorporating grid and battery back-up. Grid connect systems enable surplus power not used by the household to be fed back into...
Electrical installations

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Publications

23 December 2022 Pool safety – it’s everyone's responsibility Homes with pools, spas or portable pools must be safe to protect young children from injury or drowning. Royal Life Saving Australia...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
23 Dec 2022
8 November 2022 Energy Policy WA survey Energy Policy WA is conducting a survey among embedded networks stakeholders to better understand their experiences and inform policy. Embedded networks are...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Nov 2022
21 November 2022 Have Your Say About Family Domestic Violence Tenancy Laws Consumer Protection is keen to hear from you if you, or someone you know is a tenant who has been impacted by family...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Nov 2022
Status: CLOSED Friday 16 December 2022 Public consultation is now closed. It makes up part of a review of the family domestic violence provisions included in: Division 2A of the Residential Tenancies...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
23 Feb 2023
Use this checklist to help ensure you meet your obligations when you dispose of belongings the tenant(s) has left behind at the end of a residential tenancy or a residential parks long-stay tenancy...
Consumer Protection
Checklist
10 Aug 2022
20 July 2022 How to increase the bond after a rent increase A bond can be increased during a long-stay tenancy if there is a rent increase. This bulletin explains the steps involved and what’s...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
20 Jul 2022
20 July 2022 Don't let bond top-ups get you down Following an increase in rent, it is common for the landlord or agent to ask you to pay money to increase the security bond. Sometimes this is called...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
20 Jul 2022
Please note this content was correct at the time of issue. As COVID-19 restrictions may change, please visit WA.gov.au to find the latest COVID-19 information. 28 June 2022 How does COVID-19 affect...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Jun 2022
This information sheet provides general guidance for workers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on how to manage the risk of falls at work under the new work health and safety...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Jul 2022
This Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (DRIS) is the first phase of proposed reforms in the current review of the Residential Tenancies Act. A summary of each recommendation detailed in the DRIS...
Consumer Protection
Reports
02 Jun 2023

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Announcements

Investigators from the State Government’s electrical safety regulator, Building and Energy, are on site at a property in Nollamara where an electrical worker tragically died this morning. The 24-year-old electrician was found deceased in the home’s roof space. Western Australia’s Director of Energy Safety, Saj Abdoolakhan, has extended his deepest condolences to the electrician’s loved ones. “Our...
Building and Energy
Media release
29 Jul 2023
Rising rents and a lack of available homes have prompted many Western Australians to seek out share houses as a way of keeping a roof over their heads at a price they can afford. Before taking on a housemate, or becoming one yourself, it’s crucial that everyone understands the arrangement they have agreed to, as the law applies differently to boarders and lodgers than it does to co-tenants or sub...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jul 2023
When it comes time to move out of a rental property, knowing what’s involved in advance can help ensure things run more smoothly. How much notice to give depends on whether a fixed-term or periodic tenancy is being wound-up. Even though a fixed-term tenancy is for the period agreed in writing, it does not end automatically – notice must be given by either party 30 days’ before the expiry date, or...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2023
Western Australia’s rental market has never been tighter, but it doesn’t mean tenants should accept living in homes that are falling into disrepair, have mould or electrical safety issues. So far this year, Consumer Protection has received 367 enquiries and 32 complaints about rental repair and maintenance issues, but we suspect these figures are only a small proportion of the actual number of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2023
When you walk away from a tenancy, an important next step is working out how the security bond paid at the start of the lease will be distributed between tenant and landlord. Tenants may be relying on getting back the money to help with finding a new place to live, while landlords may need some – or all – of the funds to cover damage or cleaning costs. In 2022, only 36 per cent of tenants...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 May 2023
Updated guidance on management of high-voltage electrical installations Publication issued by Building & Energy and endorsed by WorkSafe Revised version aligns with current regulations including new WHS Act Owners and managers of premises with high-voltage electrical installations can now access updated guidance from WA’s energy and workplace safety regulators. Facilities such as large...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Apr 2023
Building and Energy is investigating polybutylene pipe failures in some new homes Affected consumers should contact their builder in the first instance Pipe manufacturer, Iplex Australia, has announced interim remedy arrangements Western Australia’s building and plumbing regulator is investigating the cause of water leaks from burst polybutylene pipes, which have mostly occurred in homes built in...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Apr 2023
A lack of available rental homes means it’s becoming harder and more expensive for many WA tenants to keep a roof over their heads. As Perth’s rental vacancy rate reportedly drops to 0.7 per cent and average weekly rents rise to $535, existing tenants may be asked to pay more to remain in the same property. There are strict rules surrounding how often rent increases are allowed to happen – they...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Apr 2023
Willetton man managed five properties over four years without holding a licence Tenancy bonds were collected but not lodged with the Bond Administrator Unlicensed operators undermine professional standards of the industry A Willetton property manager who operated without a licence and failed to lodge eight tenancy bonds with the Bond Administrator was fined a total of $18,000 by the Perth...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Apr 2023
1 April has become a landmark date for checking smoke alarms Activate the test button and check the alarm is not more than 10 years old Useful information and fact sheets at Building and Energy’s website WA’s building and electrical safety regulator wants home owners to look up at their smoke alarms this April Fools’ Day, the landmark date for checking the life-saving devices. Building and Energy...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Mar 2023

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