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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia.

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Announcements & Publications

Consumers concerned about wedding photographer closure ...

Consumer Protection is investigating the closure of a Wangara wedding photography business which has alarmed many consumers concerned about receiving their...

Regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday

Some regional areas in Western Australia hold the Queen's Birthday public holiday on different dates. The dates for 2019 are now available on the Regional...

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by more than 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 150.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth...

$300,000 loss by WA man in card game gambling scam in Manila

A 70 year old WA man has fallen victim to an elaborate card game gambling scam, losing about $300,000 to fraudsters in the Philippines over a 15 month period...

Fine for unlicensed Mount Barker car restorer (Grantley...

A Mount Barker car restorer has been fined $5,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for advertising his services without having a motor vehicle repair business...

Using gas appliances safely

Now summer is officially over, our attention may soon turn to gas heaters and other gas appliances in the home. A recent safety alert affecting four popular...

Make moving smooth sailing

Moving house is an activity guaranteed to set the stress levels soaring, so it helps to know how to avoid potential nasty surprises when engaging the...

Warning to WA home owners over roof repair conmen

WA home owners are being warned by Consumer Protection and Building and Energy not to deal with roof repair conmen who have approached three consumers, with...

Industry Bulletin 112 – New Installation fee

This bulletin is to clarify the requirements of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000, regulation 45 and Schedule 1. 

Lead work – take action now

On 1 October 2019, amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations) will come into effect. The amendments lower the blood...

Rosie Batty supports WA tenancy law changes

Rosie Batty has given her support to planned changes to WA tenancy laws to assist renters affected by family and domestic violence (FDV). The former...

Tribute to Karen Merrin, a true community champion

Consumer Protection today paid tribute to Karen Merrin, a tireless champion of the community services sector, who has lost her battle with cancer. Karen, a...