Settling in essentials

After your arrival in Western Australia, you'll need to consider some important things that will help you to settle in. These include:

You will also need to make purchases – food, furniture, possibly a car, and other goods and services. Read on for more information about consumer protection laws.

Consumer protection

When you buy goods and services in Western Australia, you're protected by State and Commonwealth laws. You can find out more about the Consumer Protection section of the Department of Commerce via their website.

Consumer Protection can help you make better choices and understand your rights when buying goods and services in Western Australia by providing free information and advice.

They can also help you with:

  • Resolving complaints with traders in Western Australia
  • Identifying scams and consumer fraud
  • Product safety issues

You can find more information on the Consumer Protection website or you can call their advice line on 1300 30 40 54.

Trading hours

For information on retail trading hours in Western Australia see the Consumer Protection website.

Last modified: 27/03/2014 12:16 PM