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If a trader uses vouchers and gift cards, they are providing a ‘non-cash payment facility’. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has set requirements for vouchers and gift cards, based on the Corporations Act 2001 . Vouchers: must clearly display the expiry date can be used...
Lay-bys, vouchers and gifts
When a consumer suffers loss or damage due to a defect with goods or services, they can make a claim to recover damages or compensation. This is particularly the case where the defect means the trader or manufacturer failed to comply with a consumer guarantee. A consumer can apply to the trader or...
Returns and cancellations
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Licensing search
All fuel gas accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Gas incidents Regulation 42 of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 requires that all incidents, such as near misses, injury to persons or property damage relating to...
Reporting a gas incident
All electricity accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Electrical shocks, accidents and fatalities The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 require that all electric shocks and accidents (including electrical fatalities), irrespective of their seriousness,...
Reporting an electrical accident
Don't D-I-Y (do it yourself) electrical work Doing your own electrical work or employing an unlicensed person to do it for you, is very dangerous. You and your family risk electrocution or fire. Licensed electrical contractors have been expertly trained and will guarantee the quality of their work...
Electrical installations
Energy Safety produces and amends legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information. Where public comment is invited, draft copies of the documents are placed on this page. Consultation on new proposals for supervision of electrical workers and apprentices In March and April...
Discussion papers
New and amended electrical legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information will be available here. Code of Practice for Inspectors (Electricity) A comprehensive review of the Code of Practice for Inspectors (Electricity) in Western Australia (Code) has been completed. The...
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Consumers have 10 business days to reconsider an unsolicited consumer agreement, during which they can cancel the agreement without penalty. This is called the ‘cooling-off’ period. During the 10 business day cooling-off period, the supplier must not accept any payment or supply any services...
Door-to-door and telephone selling
Are you considering buying a voucher offering goods or services at a discount online? Or have you already bought a voucher online? If so, there are some things you may wish to consider. Websites offering discounts on goods or services where the consumer then receives a voucher to redeem with a...
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Small Retail Shop Application for Certificate
Consumer Protection
Form – application
29 May 2014
This document was developed to assist in the investigation of slips, trip and falls in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting your workplace in regards to evacuation and first aid. Although the checklists do not cover all the requirements under workplace safety and health laws, they will give you a better idea of whether your workplace meets basic standards of safety. They will also assist in laying the foundation for a safety and health management system at your workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting training, risk assessment and safe work procedures associated with confined spaces. Although the checklists do not cover all the...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting chemical or hazardous substances hazards at your workplace. This checklist covers both requirements for hazardous substances under the...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This checklist covers both requirements for hazardous substances under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and general chemical safety.
WorkSafe
Checklist
20 May 2014
The Code of practice: Abrasive blasting provides practical advice on meeting the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 as they relate to abrasive blasting and applies to: all workplaces where abrasive blasting is being carried out; all persons who may be exposed to hazards arising from abrasive blasting in workplaces; workplaces where: abrasive blasting products are used; processes associated with abrasive blasting are undertaken; and abrasive blasting products and equipment are stored.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014

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Licensing and registration for more than 40 occupations in Western Australia is beginning to move online, providing a productivity boost to businesses and tradespeople and millions of dollars in savings for taxpayers over the next few years. Licence applications for electricians, gas fitters, plumbers, builders, real estate agents, motor vehicle dealers and repairers is currently a time consuming...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Oct 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 122.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 11 October 2016, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 30 cpl). Most United sites are increasing their ULP price to 127...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2016
A solar company and its Director have been ordered by the Federal Court to pay a total penalty of $535,000 for misleading and deceptive conduct and failing to supply goods to WA consumers. Unleash Solar Pty Ltd (in liquidation) , formerly based in Adelaide, was ordered to pay $390,000 and sole Director Dionysios Perdikoyiannis was ordered to pay $145,000 for multiple contraventions of the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Oct 2016
A Perth real estate agent is breathing a sigh of relief after a cyber-attack was thwarted in an attempt to steal $500,000 from a trust account. It’s believed the cyber thieves gained access to the agency’s bank accounts after malware was downloaded into their computer system, probably from an attachment being opened or a website link being clicked in a scam email. The installed malware allows the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Sep 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 122.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 27 September 2016, most Caltex, Coles Express, and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 30 cpl by Caltex, 29.5 cpl by Coles Express and 26 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Sep 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building Commission
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 Commission
Department News
21 Sep 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 121.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 20 September 2016, most Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 30 cpl by Coles Express and 28 cpl by Caltex). Many BP sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2016
Waterman’s Bay licensed plumbing tradesperson Gary Clayton Hummerston (TL11472) has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to comply with a condition of his licence.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Sep 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 119.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 13 September 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 128.9 cpl, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 127.9 cpl, most Puma sites to 123.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2016

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