Department of Commerce (Western Australia)

The Department of Commerce was a department of the Government of Western Australia. It was formed on 1 January 2009 from the former Department of Consumer and Employment Protection and the Science and Innovation division of the former Department of Industry and Resources, with the functions of the Resources Safety division being transferred to the newly formed Department of Mines and Petroleum[1]. It was superseded by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on 1 July 2017 when most of it was merged with the Department of Mines and Petroleum[2].

Department of Commerce
Agency overview
Formed1 January 2009
Preceding agency
Dissolved1 July 2017
Superseding agency
  • Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
JurisdictionGovernment of Western Australia
Agency executive
  • David Smith, Director General


  1. Department of Industry and Resources Restructure Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine accessed: 27 October 2010
  2. Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Government of Western Australia, accessed: 30 May 2018

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