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The Settlement Agents Act 1981 (the Act) imposes serious obligations on the settlement industry and the way it operates. Failing to meet those obligations can result in the Department issuing an infringement notice, prosecuting offending licence holders before a court or initiating disciplinary...
Settlement agents and conveyancers
Some licence applications, or documents required in support of an application, are required to be signed or certified by an authorised witness. Professions listed as authorised witnesses by the Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 include: Academic (post-secondary institution)...
Police checks and application witnesses
Licence applications must generally be accompanied by an Australian police check for all individuals associated with the application. Police checks must be issued in the individual's full legal name. Please note: original documents will not be returned. As such, duly certified copies will be...
Police checks and application witnesses
As a licensee or permit holder you must notify the Building Commission of a change in the residential or business address or mobile or landline telephone number within 14 days of the change. Please note : Late notification of changes may result in a penalty. How to notify Notification of changes to...
Change of address
Individuals who are licensed or registered in any other State/Territory of Australia or New Zealand to seek the equivalent category of licence in Western Australia (WA), known as the principles of “mutual recognition”. Mutual recognition does not apply to partnerships (firms) or bodies corporate (...
Mutual recognition of non-WA licence
The Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 imposes serious obligations on licensed repair business operators and the way they operate their business. Failing to meet those obligations can result in the Department issuing an infringement notice, prosecuting offending licence holders before a court or...
Motor vehicle repairers
Not every business in the motor repair and servicing industry requires a repair business licence. Vehicle and parts manufacturers are exempt if they do not actually repair vehicles. If you manufacture parts but do not fit them to a vehicle you will not require a licence. The question you must ask...
Motor vehicle repairers
Motor vehicle repair businesses must operate from approved premises (including mobile premises). If a repair business operates from multiple premises, each additional premises must also be approved. Fixed premises The Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 requires each applicant for a motor vehicle...
Motor vehicle repairers
Building disputes Disputes – referred to as building service or home building work contract complaints Any person adversely affected by the carrying out of a regulated building service may lodge a complaint alleging that a building service has not been carried out in a proper and proficient manner...
Compliance and audit
A motor vehicle repair business licence is required if you are an owner of a motor vehicle repair business, a self-employed motor vehicle repairer or operate a mobile repair business. Before your licence can be approved by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, you must be a certified repairer...
Motor vehicle repairers

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BondsOnline is available to licensed real estate agents and includes online submission technology. More information about the BondsOnline system is available from the BondsOnline page . Download the...
Consumer Protection
Form – agreement
13 Jun 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
08 Sep 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
06 May 2015
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
27 May 2015
The transition table outlines changes between the Interim Code of Fair Practice for Retirement Villages in the Fair Trading (Retirement Villages Interim Code) Regulations (No. 2) 2014 which expires...
Consumer Protection
Policies
07 Apr 2015
11 March 2015 A licensed real estate agent has been reprimanded and both he and his agency have been fined for employing an unregistered sales representative. On 27 February 2015, Kirsten Leigh Hopla...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
18 Jun 2015
Manual and online assessment for mandatory CPD 2012 for property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help you...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
06 May 2015
This publication is intended as a guide to the prescribed Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) program for all individuals licensed to carry on business in Western Australia as real estate or...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
29 Mar 2017
<<Date>> The Trust and Audit Team Registration and Monitoring Branch Consumer Protection Department of Commerce Locked Bag 14 Cloisters Square Perth WA 6850 By email : audits@commerce.wa...
Consumer Protection
Template
18 Feb 2015
Manuals and online assessment for mandatory CPD 2012 for r eal estate agents, business brokers and sales representatives. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The...
Consumer Protection
Training material
06 May 2015

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Announcements

On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament. This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three months. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
A real estate sales representative has been fined $3,500 for misconduct over the sale of a Warnbro property in November 2012. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Dane Stephen Rawlings after an investigation into the sale found he had breached the Code of Conduct for Agents and Sales Representatives. Mr Rawlings faced two charges and was fined $1,500 and $2,000 on each by the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Aug 2014
On Friday, 15 August, WorkSafe will move from its home in West Perth to new offices in Cannington. WorkSafe will be open for business as usual on Monday, 17 August, including the licensing centre. For more information call 1300 489 099 or email safety@commerce.wa.gov.au .
WorkSafe
Department News
28 Jul 2014
Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of a York real estate agency after its sole director’s licence renewal application was refused and the company was therefore unable to operate the business in compliance with the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The supervisor appointed by Consumer Protection is Mr Gary Doran of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2014
A motor vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for operating without a licence. John Spencer Tabb , trading as Tabb Automotive of Maylands, pleaded guilty on 26 June 2014 and was also required to pay Court costs of $899. Mr Tabb had continued to operate his repair business without a licence, despite several attempts by Consumer Protection to assist him in obtaining...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
An unlicensed car dealer operating mostly from his St James home has been fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Ehsan Nadeem Malik pleaded guilty on 26 June 2014 of buying and selling numerous motor vehicles via Gumtree between February 2012 and November 2013, without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay Court costs of $1,734. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of two Perth real estate agencies over the misuse of their trust accounts and inability to operate their businesses within the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The supervisor’s duties include carrying on the activities of the agent for the purpose of winding up the agency. On 18...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014

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