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Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Perth Gordon Stephenson House Customer Service, Level 2, 140 William Street (on the corner of William and Murray Streets) PERTH, WA 6000 Postal Address Consumer Protection Locked Bag 14 CLOISTERS...
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Technical advice The Building Commission's painting inspectors are available to provide advice on paint technology and surface breakdown and recommend that painters work to Australian Standard 2311 and manufacturers' recommendations. Below is information on common painting problems seen by the...
Technical advice
Registered painters and decorators must erect on all works under their control a legible sign of reasonable dimensions showing their name and registration number (as it appears on their certificate of registration). Please note that it is not sufficient to provide only a trading name. In the case...
Responsibilities
It is the painter and decorator’s responsibility to ensure that a written contract that accurately reflects the agreement reached is in place between themselves and their client. Contracts will vary depending on whether the type of painting and decorating work that is proposed is residential or...
Responsibilities
The table below provides information on when Construction Training Induction Card is required (Based on draft National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work) Guidance on inclusions and exclusions Safety awareness training required Safety awareness training may not be...
Construction induction
Reasonable time, if no time set A contract or agreement for the supply of services usually states when the services will be provided and the date they will be completed. If not, you automatically guarantee to supply the service within a reasonable time. What is ’reasonable’ will depend on the...
Guarantees and warranties
Services must achieve the consumer’s stated purpose You guarantee your services will be reasonably fit for any purpose specified by the consumer and that any products resulting from the services are also fit for that purpose. Example: A consumer asks a carpenter to build a carport to cover his 4WD...
Guarantees and warranties
What services are covered by the consumer guarantees? Services that you provide in the course of your business or professional activity, including not-for-profit services, that: cost up to $40,000 (or any other amount set by the Australian Consumer Law in future), regardless of purpose or use; cost...
Guarantees and warranties
Whether you have to provide a refund, repair, replacement or compensation to a consumer for problems with goods or services depends on whether you have met consumer guarantees set by Australian law. You are responsible for understanding your legal obligations. Australia’s consumer protection...
Guarantees and warranties
If you’re a painter whose registration is due to expire you can submit an application for renewal up to six weeks before the expiry date stated on your registration certificate. You can download the renewal form below or call the Building Commission on 1300 489 099 to request that one be posted to...
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When dealing with building disputes relating to a regulated building service, the Building Commission may require the parties to a complaint to provide further details about the complaint. These...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
28 May 2014
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014
A guide for those entering into a contract for home building and associated works. When does the home building contracts act apply? The Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act) regulates contracts...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
04 Jun 2014
Complete this statutory declaration as part of an application for mutual recognition as a building or painting practitioner.
Building Commission
Form – application
04 Jun 2014
Articles on the painting industry survey, new signage rules, painters' responsibilities, fines for unregistered painters and lead paint and asbestos safety.
Building Commission
Newsletter
21 May 2015
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission industry bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
22 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014

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Announcements

Darlington man Rupert Heath Sherrier John, trading as Darlington Painting Services, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration offences.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Jan 2015
The Building Commissioner is reminding consumers to check a painter’s registration before engaging them to carry out painting work valued over $1,000 or risk being ripped off.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Jan 2015
Unregistered painter Daniel James Arthur Lewis, of Myaree and trading as Danny Lewis Painting, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for holding out or implying that he was a registered painting contractor when he was not.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Jan 2015
Users can now pre-register for free access to the 2015 edition of the NCC as it becomes available online and as a PDF from 1 February 2015 via the home page of the Australian Building Codes Board website www.abcb.gov.au .
Building Commission
Department News
16 Dec 2014
If you’re a subcontractor in the construction industry and have had issues getting paid for your work then we want to hear from you! As a subcontractor, you rely on being paid by those who you have benefited from your hard work. Cash flow is critical to the survival of the business and disputes over payment can be costly and time consuming. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 was established by...
Building Commission
Event
03 Nov 2014
You are invited to have your say on the operation and effectiveness of a key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry.
Building Commission
Media release
03 Oct 2014
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
The Building Commissioner has renewed his warning to consumers not to deal with an unregistered painter who is continuing to advertise and carry out unauthorised painting work despite having been successfully prosecuted in 2012.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Sep 2014
WorkSafe engaged Marsden Jacob Associates, an independent consulting firm, to undertake a Western Australian specific RIS process on the model WHS Regulations. The outcome of that process was the preparation of a WA RIS. This report and associated supporting documents are available on the WorkSafe website. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
The Building Commission Division of the Department of Commerce will be located at the Mason Bird Building in Cannington from 25 August 2014. We will be joining EnergySafety and WorkSafe at the Cannington building and are looking forward to providing you with a convenient and accessible ‘one stop’ location for a wide range of services. Limited services available on 22 and 25 August While the...
Building Commission
Department News
21 Aug 2014

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