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Painters in Western Australia are governed by a number of Acts and Regulations, including the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 and the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Act 2011.  The Building Commission has the authority to investigate and take proceedings for offences against these Acts in the Magistrates Court and refer a matter to the State Administrative Tribunal for disciplinary action.

Painters should be aware of their responsibilities with regard to complying with the current legislation.

The Building Commission recommends that painters carry out work in accordance with the Australian Standard AS2311 and manufacturers' recommendations. The Australian Standards are available from SAI Global

Registered painters are responsible for all work they carry out and cannot delegate this responsibility, even if the client agrees to it.