Gas compliance requirements

Certificates of Compliance and Certificates of Inspections

From 1 September 2020, Fair Trading will no longer accept mailed or emailed copies of Certificates of Compliance and Certificates of Inspection.

Gas Certificates of Compliance and Certificates of Inspection will only be accepted via the MyInspections Gateway.

See the MyInspection User Guide.

Certificates of compliance and inspection

From 1 March 2013, gasfitters and autogas mechanics must provide NSW Fair Trading with a completed copy of a Certificate of Inspection or Certificate of Compliance within 5 business days following any gasfitting or autogas work.

Certificate of compliance

Gasfitters must provide a certificate of compliance, when gasfitting work is carried out on a gas installation connected to a gas network. Within 5 business days after completing work on a network gas installation the gasfitter must:

  • test the installation for defects
  • provide a certificate of compliance to the consumer, and relevant network operator.

The gasfitter must also keep copy of the certificate of compliance for 5 years. Certificates of Compliance must be completed on the MyInspections Gateway.

Certificate of inspection

Gasfitters must provide a certificate of inspection, when gasfitting work is carried out on a gas installation not connected to a gas network. Within five business days after completing work on a non-networked gas installation the gasfitter must:

  • inspect all gas containers, gas regulators and gas appliances connected to the installation, and
  • test the whole installation for defects
  • attach a compliance plate to the installation
  • provide a certificate of inspection to the owner of the installation.

The gasfitter must also keep a copy of the certificate of inspection for five years. Certificates of Inspection must be completed on the MyInspections Gateway.

Compliance plates

The requirements for compliance for gas installations have been updated to ensure the numbers better reflect modern appliances. The appliances are now numbered as shown in the table below.

Type of Appliance

Number

Stationary engine power generator or air conditioner

0

Cooktop or wok cooker

1

Refrigerator or absorption chiller

2

Instantaneous water, pool or spa heater

3

Tank hot water heater

4

Hot plate, grill or BBQ

5

Oven for baking, curing or drying

6

Decorative flare or gas light

7

Room heater or space heater

8

Other appliance

9

Compliance Plates must be in an approved form as per clause 55(1)(a) of the Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2018. Compliance Plates can be manufactured as per the approved form specified below:

Gasfitter compliance plates form

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