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Insurance When you pay your vehicle's licence, part of the fee is for compulsory third party insurance. This covers you, or anyone else, for death or injury if your car is involved in an accident. However, it does not cover you for damage to your car or anyone else's . Motor vehicle insurance...
Buying a vehicle
Remember that the advertised price of a car is not your only cost. Some other compulsory and standard charges you need to be aware of are: Vehicle licence fees - paid when the vehicle is licensed; Dealer's delivery charge - for buyers of new cars; Government motor vehicle stamp duty - for buyers of...
Buying a vehicle
Extended warranties are like an insurance policy you can buy for a vehicle to cover it generally for mechanical failure or breakdown. An extended warranty is bought separately by you and is not a substitute for any statutory warranty that may apply. You should carefully weigh up the value of...
Buying a vehicle
The Fair Trading Act (Australian Consumer Law) creates ‘consumer guarantees’. A consumer guarantee does not need to be written down in the contract. It is 'guaranteed' by law. Consumer guarantees are ordinary contract terms that are automatically added into any contract between a seller and a buyer...
Buying a vehicle
The following second-hand vehicles are not covered by statutory warranty when bought from a dealer: Commercial vehicles (i.e. those constructed primarily to carry goods or materials) Utes (well body and tray back) with one row of seats Trucks Caravans Motor cycles designed for off-road use and not...
Buying a vehicle
You must have a motor vehicle repair certificate if you carry on the business of motor vehicle repair work as prescribed under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations in Western Australia. A motor vehicle repairer's certificate is a "licence" for individuals who: own a repair business and do repair...
Motor vehicle repairers
Advertising campaigns that state "Up to 50% off" are likely to cause consumers to believe a number of items are discounted by 50 per cent and that all other items within the store will also be discounted to some degree. You should not advertise this type of saving if only a few items are offered at...
Advertising and promotion
The following can help you find a course to become a licensed repairer, dealer, yard manager or salesperon in the motor vehicle industry Motor Vehicle Certified Repairers To be a certified motor vehicle repairer, applicants must demonstrate they are sufficiently qualified in each class of repair...
Training courses
Interstate salespeople coming to WA to carry out sales activities for trade events and expos for a short term must be licensed to carry out that work on behalf of a licensed dealer. To satisfy the knowledge requirements for the grant of a licence you will be required to undertake the motor vehicle...
Motor and caravan shows
To be a certified motor vehicle repairer, applicants must demonstrate they are sufficiently qualified in each class of repair work for which they are applying. The methods for qualifying for certification are outlined below. Formal qualification and training The qualifications a person must have...
Motor vehicle repairers

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Buying a car is a big investment for most people. Make sure you do your homework before doing the deal, regardless of whether it’s through a private seller or with a car yard. Buying a new or used...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
29 Oct 2014

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A woman who used to live in Girrawheen has been fined $9,140 for unlicensed car dealing in WA – it’s the third time Consumer Protection has taken Jayde Ashleigh Grundy to court. Ms Grundy, who does not have a licence under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 to carry on a business of buying and selling cars, was also ordered to pay $2,185.05 costs at Joondalup Magistrates Court on 3 August 2016...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Aug 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 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 2 August 2016, most Puma, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 20 cpl by Puma and 18 cpl by BP and Caltex Woolworths). Most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 124.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 26 July 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 19 cpl by Caltex Woolworths, 17 cpl by BP and Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 124.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 July 2016, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl, an increase of 14 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 127.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 126.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 July 2016, most BP, Caltex, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 12 cpl by BP, Caltex and Puma and 10 cpl by Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.0 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 July 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl, an increase of 15 cpl. The majority of Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 28 June 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9 cpl (an increase of 17 cpl). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 21 June 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 15 cpl). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard With the end of the financial year fast approaching many car dealers may use the month of June to offer deals to potential buyers to increase their sales volumes for the year. Car-buyers need to be mindful of the warranties that apply to vehicles purchased during this time. Demonstration models are often an attractive alternative for...
Consumer Protection
Department News
14 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol increased by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.4 cpl on Tuesday 14 June 2016. FuelWatch encourages Perth drivers to fill up on Mondays to save money and avoid the weekly price increase. On Tuesday 14 June 2016, most Coles Express sites increased their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 16 cpl). Most Caltex sites increased their ULP price to 132.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2016

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