Gas standards and notes

From 30 March 2023, the new version of the Australian Standard AS/NZS 5601.1:2022 will be in place for all new gas installations in NSW.  The revision of the Gas Standard was published on 30 September 2022. Under the Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2018, a 6-month transition period is in place. This ends, midnight 30 March 2023.

AS/NZS 5601:2022 and AS/NZS 1596:2014 are referenced in the Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2018 and are enforced for gas installations and appliances in NSW.

Australian Standards are issued under licence from Standards Australia. Visit the Standards Australia website to purchase a copy of any Standards.

Advisory notes

NSW Fair Trading has advisory notes for the gasfitting industry. These provide information on technical solutions, compliance and installation requirements, plus interpretation of rules and standards. Refer to the table below:

TopicScope
Prohibition on the installation of multilayer pipe above-ground external to the buildingApplies to all areas in  NSW
Revised requirements of the location of flue terminals including when installed under a covered area, in a recess, or on a balconyApplies to all areas in NSW
Location of connection point for gas hose assemblyApplies to all areas in NSW
Sizing a consumer gas serviceApplies to all areas in NSW
Consumer piping not adequately supportedApplies to all areas in NSW
Jointing requirements (screwed pipe fittings and unions)Applies to all areas in NSW
Damaged pipes and/or fittings installed in consumer gas pipeworkApplies to all areas in NSW
Identification of proprietary piping systemApplies to all areas in NSW
Provision of emergency isolation for installations containing multilayer pipeApplies to all areas in NSW
Reversion fittings for proprietary multilayer pipingApplies to all areas in NSW
Installation of gas service to mobile food trucks and trailersApplies to all areas in NSW
Installation of gas service to recreational vehicles (RV’s, caravans, campers, and camper trailers)Applies to all areas in NSW

Contact

If you have a technical or safety matter, it is recommended that you contact your local licensed gasfitter.

Contact us if you have an enquiry or complaint.

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