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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
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
There are 29 classes of repair work for which a repairer's certificate can be granted. Motor vehicle repair businesses are no longer required to be licensed for each class of repair work undertaken. However, repair businesses must ensure any repair work is carried out or adequately supervised by a...
Motor vehicle repairers
The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act allows Police and 'Authorised Officers' to enter the premises of a dealer and examine any second-hand vehicle. The Act also allows these officers to remove vehicles for road testing if required. Should an inspecting officer find any defect that renders the vehicle...
Selling vehicles
Contracts for the sale of motor vehicles by licensed dealers (other than sales to other dealers or sales by auction) are regulated under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. These regulated contracts must be in writing, and must contain certain prescribed terms and conditions. The vehicle sale prescribed...
Selling vehicles
A dealer must maintain a register of the vehicles bought and sold. A separate register must be held at each authorised premises. Dealers may use either paper bound or electronic dealer registers. A register must be available for inspection by authorised inspectors from the Department of Commerce or...
Selling vehicles

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An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer has been fined $6,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $9,260. After pleading not guilty, the Bassendean man was found guilty at trial to the charge of buying and selling numerous vehicles between January 2012 and May 2013 without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. The vehicles, advertised on Gumtree and in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jan 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 15 cents per litre (cpl) to 127.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 January 2016, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Puma, BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 129.9 cpl, an increase of 20 cpl by Caltex, Caltex Woolworths...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jan 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 126.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 January 2016, most Puma, BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 129.9 cpl - an increase of 20 cpl by Puma, 18 cpl by BP and Caltex and 17 cpl by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jan 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 29 December 2015, most Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 134.9 cpl, an increase of 22 cpl. The majority of Caltex sites are increasing to 133.9 cpl; most United sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Dec 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 130.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 22 December 2015, most Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 134.9 cpl, a hike of 22 cpl by Caltex and Puma and 20 cpl by Coles Express. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Dec 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 15 December 2015, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 134.9 cpl, a hike of 18 cpl by Caltex and 17 cpl by Coles Express. The majority of Puma...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Dec 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 130.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 8 December 2015, most Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 135.9 cpl, a hike of 20 cpl by Puma and 17 cpl by Coles Express. The majority of Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Dec 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 130.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 1 December 2015, most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 135.9 cpl, a hike of 20-28 cpl by Caltex and 22 cpl by Puma. The majority of Coles Express sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 130.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 24 November 2015, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 135.9 cpl (an increase of 16-28 cpl by Caltex and 16 cpl by Coles Express). Most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Nov 2015
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe... Consumer Protection is seeking feedback on various options for changes to the laws regulating the buying, selling and repair of motor vehicles in Western Australia. These laws impact consumers who buy motor vehicles (including cars, caravans, camper vans and motor cycles) from dealers, as well as consumers who have any of these...
Consumer Protection
Department News
19 Nov 2015

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