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A sustainable building industry will balance environmental, social and economic issues to ensure a viable and valuable industry for future generations. The building industry includes developing, planning, designing, building, altering, or maintaining the built environment. The manufacturers,...
Sustainability
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...
Plumbing, building service, and home building contract complaints
Background The Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG) is an advisory body providing expert advice to the Plumbers Licensing (Board) on a range of plumbing and occupational licensing matters, including the licensing regulations, the education and training of plumbers, and the technical plumbing...
Boards
The board advises the Minister and the Building Commissioner about matters relating to the Building Services (Registration) Act.
Boards
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 regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
Legislation administered

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This application form is suitable for a person who wishes to upgrade an Installing NG and LPG permit to include as servicing, or to upgrade a Gas Servicing Only permit to include installing NG and...
Building and Energy
Form – application
24 Nov 2022
Important points about LP Gas cylinders, and a list of Standards Australia certified gas cylinder test stations in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
General It is a requirement of Regulation 45(1) of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 that an electrical contractor shall ensure that his/her electrical contractor’s licence number appears...
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
These fees are exclusive of GST and show fees for 2022–23. Builders registration Building surveyors registration Electricians licensing Gas fitters licensing Painters registration Plumbers licensing...
Building and Energy
Schedule
29 Nov 2022
Wood Pole Order 01-2009 issued to Western Power under Section 18B of the Energy Coordination Act 1994.
Reports
12 Jun 2014
Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
20 May 2014
A complete list of Building Commission Advisory Notes. Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Advisory note
07 Nov 2018
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
20 May 2014
A complete list of building industry bulletins published for the building services and plumbing industries.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
09 Nov 2022

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Announcements

If you are involved in the building and construction industry in regional Western Australia, you shouldn’t miss this important learning opportunity. Morning session – 9.00am to 12.30pm The Building Code of Australia (BCA) information session is a half day program in the morning covering future initiatives of the BCA; product certification and technical interpretation to common queries. This...
Building and Energy
Event
11 Jan 2017
The December 2016 edition of Building Commission News is out now.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Dec 2016
Information about amendments to the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) that came into effect on 14 December 2016.
Building and Energy
Department News
14 Dec 2016
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

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