Thursday, 03 August 2017 10:18

As of 1 July 2017 the Department of Commerce and Consumer Protection became a part of the new super agency, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS).

DMIRS is just one of the new super agencies created by the McGowan Government’s initiative to reduce the number of state government departments by 40 per cent with the aim of creating a more efficient public sector. By joining together all of the bodies which are responsible for overseeing industry regulation the Government aims to increase communication and cooperation across areas.

Since the rollover the MTA WA has seen a greater focus on regulating and inspecting businesses which are licensed under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. It also appears that authorised officers are taking note of safety issues when they visit a business.

There has been a significant increase in inspections of licensed dealers and motor repair businesses. We’ve received reports and requests for assistance from many members following a visit from an Authorised Officer.

They are focused on the following areas:

Licensed Dealers

  • Correctly displayed sign including licence number and trading name. Should be easy to read by someone standing on the street.
  • Display of licence number on premises and all promotional material, including stationery, website and social media.
  • Up-to-date and correctly completed dealer register.
  • Display of dealer licence certificate.
  • Checking licenses of all sales people.
  • All adverts published by the dealer include registration number of vehicle, year of manufacture, cash price and address of the dealers registered premises.
  • Ensure transactions are consistent with the class or description of business of the licence held by the dealer.
  • Correctly completed and displayed ‘Required Particulars Forms’ (Form 4 – pinky; or Form 6 - bluey), for every used vehicle offered for sale.
  • Inspection of stock in the yard.
  • Review of ‘Offer to Purchase’ paperwork.

Motor Repair Businesses

  • Display of licence number on premises and all promotional material, including stationery.
  • Correct ratio of certified repairers to apprentices/uncertified trade assistants.
  • Display of MRB certificate.

Support from MTA WA

Unlike other Association’s we’re based in WA, we’re run by members and we’re owned by members. Nobody knows the WA automotive industry like the MTA WA.

If you have any concerns about your business practices and whether or not you’re doing everything that you should as required by the Acts talk to the MTA WA. We’re experts in the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and the Motor Repair Business Act and what it requires in your business practices.

Automotive Repairers: Graham Cawley on 9233 9818 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dealers: Tony Bradshaw on 9233 9806 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Motorcycle, Body Repair & Recyclers: Marie Donato on 9233 9817 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dealer Forms Workshop – 12 October 2017

In response to requests from dealers MTA WA has developed a course on how to correctly complete all of a dealers required form.  Often paperwork such as the dealers register is completed by an administrative assistant who hasn’t been properly trained.

This course has been designed for people who are new to the industry, those who are not licensed or people wanting to refresh their knowledge.  To book HERE or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 9233 9800 to book your spot.

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