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Friday, February 8, 2019

Official Fireworks in Perth page

The Department of Mines and Petroleum approves fireworks events and publishes a list of upcoming fireworks displays around Perth. If it is not listed here, it is not a legal fireworks event in Perth so this is the official place to check when you want to know whether there are fireworks happening in Perth tonight or this coming week.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Perth AMEX Shop Small - Earn up to $50 back per card at these Perth businesses

Edit November 2018 - The AMEX Shop Small promotion is on again for all of November! You can use each AMEX card at ten different locations which give you the opportunity to get up to $50 back per card!

Australians who have registered their AMEX for Shop Small are able to shop at various participating local businesses and for every purchase of $20 or more, you will be given $10 credit back to your AMEX account. This can be done ten times per card. There is no complete list of small businesses that are participating but you can look at the Shop Small  map to see some of the businesses that are participating.

How do you know you got $10 cashback? You should receive an email almost instantaneously when your card is charged. If your husband/wife also has an AMEX, you could possibly split the bill for transactions over $40 to get $10 credit for each card. Remember, this offer is only available until Sunday 18th September 2016. Here are some Perth businesses that are on the Shopsmall map this year. If you visit, please report back to confirm that you got your cashback.
  • Chemmart (Mandurah, Nedlands, Gosnells) (confirmed 2016)
  • Pharmacy 777 Mandurah (confirmed 2016)
  • Greg's Discount Chemist Applecross, Hamilton Hill, Freo, Rocko, Morley, Mirrabooka (confirmed 2016)
  • Forest Lakes Pharmacy, 
  • Brentwood Deli, Pharmacy, Medical Centre (confirmed 2016)
  • Soul Pattinson East Vic Park, Kalamunda (confirmed 2016)
  • Limes Supermarket Myaree (confirmed 2016)
  • Happy Star Myaree (confirmed 2016)
  • Mai Thai Restaurant (confirmed 2016) 
  • Il Ciao Applecross (confirmed 2016)
  • The Gala Restaurant Applecross
  • Caffissimo (Southlands, Cottesloe, Joondalup, Mirrabooka, Osb Park, Canning Vale)
  • PLE Computers
  • Ong Square Oriental store Canning Vale (confirmed 2016)
  • Clancy's Fish Pub Applecross (confirmed 2016)
  • Mancini's Woodfired Pizza Applecross (confirmed 2016)
  • Sushi Master (Hillarys, Currambine, Innaloo)
  • Kailis Bros Fish Market Cafe (Oxford St, Leederville)
  • Tan Hoa Groceries Northbridge (confirmed 2016) 
  • Restaurants like - Blackbird, C, Cocos's, Istanbul, Maestro, Perugino, Rumours, Zapata's
  • Pappa's Pizza (confirmed 2016)
  • Jus Burgers Leederville (confirmed 2016)
  • Mandarin Wok Garden City (confirmed 2016)
  • Keepcup online order (confirmed 2016)
  • Fast Eddy's City, Cannington, Morley, Armadale (confirmed 2016) 
  • Fruit Basket Groceries store in Brentwood (confirmed 2016)
  • Queens Road Fine Foods in Mt Pleasant (confirmed 2016)
  • Viet Hoa Perth, Northbridge (confirmed 2016)
  • Amcal Max Success at Gateways (use Shop a Docket from here to get extra $5 off $25 spend - Thanks Sam for the tip)
    Some stores that were participating last year but don't seem to be in this year's map 
    • The Willetton Butcher
    • Taurus Restaurant
    • Emperor's Kitchen Leeming 
    • Let us know how you go with the promotion in the comments below especially if you can verify businesses that did or did not accept AMEX. If you have an AMEX and you would like to sign up for the Shop Small promotion click here. See the comments below for more ideas from other Perth AMEX users.
    Check out out Shop Small Map of ALL LOCATIONS IN PERTH!

    Other AMEX posts

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Did you know you can be pulled over in WA for...

    One of the first things people do when they get home after being flashed by a speed camera in Perth is to google what the speeding fine is for what they did. Here are the current penalties for speeding as of today.

    Exceed the speed limit by
    Fine
    Demerit points *
    Not more than 9 km/h
     $100
    0
    More than 9 but not more 19 km/h
     $200
    2
    More than 19 but not more than 29 km/h
     $400
    3
    More than 29 but not more than 40 km/h
     $800
    6
    More than 40 km/h
     $1,200
    7

     But did you know that you can also be fined or pulled over for these offences like going through a yellow traffic light ($200 and 2 demerit points)?


    Offence
    Penalty units
    Fine
    Demerit points
    Driving in a bus lane
    2
    $100.00
    3
    Crossing continuous dividing lines, except when making a lawful turn
    3
    $150.00
    3
    Crossing the centre line of a road on a curve or crest when unable to see if the way is clear
    3
    $150.00
    3
    Disobeying a hand signal or direction of a Police Officer, a Fire-Fighter, an Ambulance Officer or other authorised person
    2
    $100.00
    3
    Driver not wearing a seatbelt (appropriately restrained passengers or no passengers)
    11
    $550.00
    4 *
    Driver not wearing a seatbelt with 1 unrestrained passenger
    12
    $600.00
    4 *
    Driver not wearing a seatbelt with 2 unrestrained passengers
    14
    $700.00
    4 *
    Driver not wearing a seatbelt with 3 unrestrained passenger
    16
    $800.00
    4 *
    Driver not wearing a seatbelt with 4 or more unrestrained passengers
    18
    $900.00
    4 *
    Driver wearing a seatbelt with 1 unrestrained passenger
    11
    $550.00
    4 *
    Driver wearing a seatbelt with 2 unrestrained passengers
    12
    $600.00
    4 *
    Driver wearing a seatbelt with 3 unrestrained passengers
    14
    $700.00
    4 *
    Driver wearing a seatbelt with 4 or more unrestrained passengers
    16
    $800.00
    4 *
    Driving contrary to directions on road traffic signs
    4
    $200.00
    3
    Driving through a red light
    6
    $300.00
    3 *
    Driving through a yellow light
    4
    $200.00
    2
    Failing to give way to a public bus with indicator sign
    4
    $200.00
    3
    Failure to give way at a give way sign
    4
    $200.00
    3
    Failure to give way at a pedestrian crossing
    4
    $200.00
    3
    Failure to give way to a pedestrian or oncoming vehicle when turning at an intersection; or to a pedestrian or other vehicle when making a U turn
    4
    $200.00
    3
    Failure to give way to a vehicle on the right at an intersection
    4
    $200.00
    3
    Failure to give way to an emergency vehicle
    8
    $400.00
    4
    Failure to give way to vehicles on a roundabout
    3
    $150.00
    3
    Failure to give way to vehicles when approaching from a terminating road (T junction)
    4
    $200.00
    3
    Failure to slow down and move over when passing incident response vehicles with flashing lights
    6
    $300.00
    3
    Failure to stop and give way at a stop sign
    6
    $300.00
    3
    Failure to stop at a children's crossing when in operation
    6
    $300.00
    4
    Passenger not occupying a position with a seat belt
    11
    $550.00
    0
    Passenger not wearing a seat belt
    11
    $550.00
    0
    Passing a vehicle which is giving way at a children's crossing
    8
    $400.00
    4
    Passing a vehicle which is giving way at a pedestrian crossing
    8
    $400.00
    4
    Using a mobile phone while driving
    8
    $400.00
    3 *
    Wilfully causing excessive noise, smoke (e.g: a 'burnout')
    2
    $100.00
    3 **


    * At certain holiday periods (e.g Easter and Christmas) and on long weekends, demerit points are doubled for seat belt, driving, and riding in open load-space offences.
    Periods when 'double demerit' points are in force are publicised through the Western Australian media.

    ** This offence may result in the impounding or confiscation of a vehicle.

    The value of a penalty unit is $50.00. These penalties are reviewed from time to time. They are correct at date of publication.