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When you are shopping for a car, be aware car dealers will display a ‘cash’ price and a ‘total’ price on their vehicles. The ‘cash’ price is usually displayed on the form attached to a side window, and does not include additional fees and charges. Australian Consumer Law requires businesses to also...
Buying a vehicle
Both private sellers and licensed car dealers advertise online. Be wary of purchasing a car you have not seen in person. If you decide to buy a car online advertised by a private seller you are strongly encourage to conduct a Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) check. When you purchase...
Buying a vehicle
Whatever disposal method is used for the goods, be sure to keep a record of communication with the customer, every notice sent and documents relating to your costs for storing and disposing of the goods. The Act requires that within seven days of selling or disposing of uncollected goods you must...
Disposing of uncollected goods
There are procedures to follow if your customer gives you a ‘notice of dispute’ within one month of you serving them with a Form 1, Form 2 or Form 4 as set out in the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Regulations 1971. There is no prescribed notice of dispute in the Regulations but it needs to set out...
Disposing of uncollected goods
If you sell the goods (pursuant to a court order) Deduct from the proceeds all of your lawful and reasonable moneys owed, charges and sale expenses (including advertising, storage, sales commission, insurance, etc. If there is a shortfall, you may claim the balance from the party who left the goods...
Disposing of uncollected goods
There are certain forms you need to use when notifying the various people of your intention to dispose of goods. Following these procedures and using the correct forms can save you problems later, particularly if your customers turn up wanting their goods. You should be aware that penalties apply...
Disposing of uncollected goods
Generally, service of documents can be done by: delivering them to the party personally; posting them to the party’s last known address; or leaving them at the party’s residence, or if they are a principal of a business, at the usual or last known place of business. In the case of a corporation or...
Disposing of uncollected goods
Many businesses are left holding goods which customers never return to collect. These goods often become a nuisance and take up valuable storage space. It is sometimes in your best interest to dispose of them . If you decide to take this action, the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 and its...
Disposing of uncollected goods
Technology Park, Bentley, is Western Australia's premier location for technology driven and innovative organisations dedicated to information technology and telecommunications, renewable energy, clean technologies and life sciences. The Park was opened in 1985 as a strategic priority to encourage...
Technology Park
Warranty obligations for dealers The statutory warranty is a legal obligation imposed on licensed motor vehicle dealers under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act to repair certain defects in second-hand vehicles they have sold. The obligation requires you to carry out the repairs, or arrange for another...
Selling vehicles

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Motor vehicle repairers licensing for locksmiths - Guidelines for licence applicants
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
27 May 2014
Motor Vehicle Repairers Licensing Frequently Asked Questions
Consumer Protection
Information
30 May 2014
Mini Motorcycles and Mini Scooters Notice for Retailers
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
29 May 2014
Have I got a deal for you An advertising Guide for WA Motor Vehicle Dealers
Consumer Protection
Brochure
29 May 2014
Do I have to fix it? A guide to used car warranty for dealers
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
29 May 2014
A guide to the correct procedures to dispose of uncollected goods.
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
19 Jan 2015
National Occupational Licensing Law Bill Exposure Draft Explanatory Paper
Consumer Protection
Policies
30 May 2014
A guide for the safe operation of an LP gas powered vehicle. Auto LP Gas safety Just like other forms of energy, LP gas (liquefied petroleum gas) is safe when treated properly. A correctly installed...
EnergySafety
Brochure
30 Apr 2014
Application for a Special Occasion Permit (Section 20H Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973) A dealer may apply to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection for a temporary permit to carry on business where...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
11 Feb 2015
Application for a Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence Partnership (firm) or Body Corporate (Company)
Consumer Protection
Form – registration
30 May 2014

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Consumer Protection has issued a warning about a Perth business selling Jeep parts and accessories which takes money from consumers but in many cases fails to deliver. A total of 24 complaints have been received against Aftermarket Jeep Parts Australia and owner James Alan Bartlett from consumers around Australia who have ordered parts online but didn’t receive the goods. Nine complaints remain...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jan 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 140 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 17 January 2017, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cpl (an increase of 14 cpl). Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jan 2017
A Landsdale motor vehicle repairer who continued to operate his business after his licence had expired has been fined $10,000 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court. Serugga Timothy Bukenya , trading as T.I.M Automotive Services , was also required to pay costs of $8,016 after being convicted in his absence on 11 January 2017 of breaching the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. Mr Bukenya, who was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jan 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 140.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 10 January 2017, all metro Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cpl (an increase of 18 cpl). Most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Puma sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2017
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner David Hillyard If you’re buying a car any time soon we have a message we’d like to drive home. Consumer Protection has concerns about the value of add-ons being sold to people purchasing motor vehicles in Western Australia. There’s been a recent increase in complaints to Consumer Protection about the vehicle ‘extras’ sold at the point of sale such as...
Consumer Protection
Department News
06 Jan 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 3 January 2017, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 143.9 cpl (an increase of 19 cpl). Most Caltex, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 27 December 2016, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cpl (an increase of 20 cpl). Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Dec 2016
Average ULP price for Perth metro area in 2016 was 115.9 cents per litre Vibe in North Perth and Chidlow Growers Mart the cheapest sites for the year Prices expected to rise in the short term over the holiday period Perth motorists this year have enjoyed the lowest petrol prices in 11 years, with the average for unleaded petrol being 115.9 cents per litre (cpl), the lowest since 2005 when it was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Dec 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 135.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 20 December 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (an increase of 17 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 138...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Dec 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 132.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 13 December 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 136.9 cpl (an increase of 17 cpl). Most BP and Caltex sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Dec 2016

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