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On 22 January 2018, the Building and Energy Division was formed from the amalgamation of the Building Commission and Energy Safety . Building and Energy oversees the operations of the building, building surveying, electrical, gas, painting, and plumbing industries including the resolution of...
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Online application submission and payment option is now available for gasfitting permit applications. Applications for gasfitting permits How to apply Applications can be submitted: Online : Gasfitting authorisation online application Class G apprentice or trainee online application Class G '...
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Renewal Courtesy renewal reminder notices are now only sent by email only. Visit the renewal reminder notices page for further information. For quicker processing, pay to renew your electrical licence using the department's online renewal system. To use the online system you will need to know your...
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Forms for applying for an electrical licence.
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When goods fail to meet a guarantee , a consumer has a right to a ‘remedy’ – an attempt to put the situation right. Common remedies include repair , replacement or refund , and can involve action for compensation or damages . Suppliers The supplier has to provide the remedy when goods do not meet...
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National licensing (NOLs) in Western Australia On 13 December 2013 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decided not to proceed with national occupational licensing. Status: Closed 30 September 2013 Information session A public information session on the current status of the national...
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The Parliamentary Counsel's Office publishes all Western Australian legislation. You can seach and download Acts and Regulations in PDF or Word format. You can download a document with a list of Acts by administering portfolios .
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Call Consumer Protection Contact Centre on 1300 30 40 54 for information on a variety of topics including tenancy, consumer rights, fair trading, buying and selling property, scams, licences and registrations and running a not-for-profit organisation.
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Businesses and people working in certain industries must be licensed or registered with Consumer Protection. Abbreviations shown in brackets below represent the code for the type of licence. Motor vehicle industry Dealers (MD) Repairers (MR) Repair businesses (MRB) Salespeople (MS) Yard managers (...
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An audit of contractor and product performance in the construction of fire walls at the new Perth Children’s Hospital.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Oct 2017
A general inspection report into the construction of sheet metal clad timber framed roofing in Perth metropolitan and South West regions.
Building and Energy
Reports
10 Oct 2017
A breakdown of the number and general location of buildings identified as being within the scope of the Western Australian state-wide cladding audit.
Building and Energy
Reports
21 Oct 2020
Articles on audit and compliance matters, industry updates, events, and links to new publications. Building Commission News 3/2017 Click here to view the newsletter
Building and Energy
Newsletter
11 Sep 2017
A general inspection into the use of Yuanda products in Western Australian buildings.
Building and Energy
Reports
31 Aug 2017
Articles on audit and compliance matters, industry updates, events, and links to new publications. Building Commission News 2/2017 Click here to view the newsletter
Building and Energy
Newsletter
25 Jul 2017
Conciliation is a process whereby parties, with the help of a conciliator, meet to identify issues, develop solutions to the problem and explore ways to reach an agreement. This publication is a...
Building and Energy
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05 Feb 2019
Articles on regulatory matters, electronic enablement initiatives, industry updates, events, and links to new publications. Building Commission News 1/2017 Click here to view the newsletter
Building and Energy
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13 Apr 2017

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A new code of conduct for Western Australia's building and construction industry will be introduced to prevent anti-competitive behaviour, improve workplace safety and add to the suite of measures adopted by the State Government to ensure subcontractors are paid on time.
Building and Energy
Department News
05 Dec 2016
The best way to ensure quality painting and plumbing work, and to make sure only ‘fit and proper’ persons are entering your client’s homes and places of business, is to engage appropriately registered and licensed tradespersons. Painters’ registration requirements Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered...
Building and Energy
Department News
01 Nov 2016
The Building Commission is strongly advising home owners against carrying out their own plaster testing. The advice follows recent media reports and social media posts suggesting the use of a tape adhesion or “sticky tape” test to determine whether plaster has been correctly applied. Home owners are warned that testing their own walls could damage the plaster or paint. Tests should only be...
Building and Energy
Department News
25 Oct 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Watching The Block might have inspired you to get cracking on some home renovations but unlike the TV show contestants you won’t have access to host Scotty’s ‘black book of trades’. So, how do you go about finding trustworthy, reliable tradespeople who’ll do a good job for the right price? We’ve got some tips to help you avoid tradie...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Sep 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The 2016-17 financial year sees the Australian Building Codes Board embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Sep 2016
A WA Building Commission update on its audit of Yuanda building products.
Building and Energy
Department News
01 Aug 2016
The Building Services Board (BSB) has refreshed its builder examinations to align with current legislation and building practices.
Building and Energy
Department News
25 Jul 2016
A report by Auditor General Colin Murphy has assessed how well the Building Commission regulates Western Australia’s residential building industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
24 Jun 2016
The Building Commission is currently considering the creation of a technical advisory committee for the purpose of considering and providing advice on technical building matters and queries regarding the requirements of building legislation, the Building Code of Australia (BCA), and related Australian Standards. The committee will be named the Building Rules Advisory Committee (BRAC). The...
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Jun 2016

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