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Gas appliances and components

The Director of Gas Safety determines safety standards for type A gas appliances and components sold in Tasmania. External authorities certify gas appliances and components are safe and suitable for use.

Type A appliance and component compliance standards are published in the Tasmanian Government Gazette. The following is a full and current list of applicable Standards:

Name of StandardKey appliances maintained under the Standard

AS/NZS 1869 Hose and hose assemblies for liquefied petroleum gases (LP Gas), natural gas and town gas

  • No key appliances

AS 2658 LP Gas – Portable and mobile appliances

  • Cookers
  • Space Heaters
  • Camping Lanterns
  • Miscellaneous

AS 3645 Essential requirements for gas equipment

  • No key appliances

AS/NZS 5263 Gas Appliances

  • AS/NZS 5263.0 General requirements
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.1 Domestic gas cooking appliances
    • Freestanding Cookers
    • Elevated Cookers
    • Built-in Cookers and Ovens
    • Wall Ovens
    • Hotplates
    • Counter Top Cookers
    • Caravan and Marine Cookers
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.2 Gas fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
    • Storage Water Heaters
    • Gas Boosted Solar Water Heaters
    • Instantaneous Water Heaters
    • Boiling (Central Heating and/or Water Heating)
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.3 Gas space heating appliance
    • Flued Radiant/Convection Heaters
    • Balanced Flue Convection Heaters
    • Wall Furnaces
    • Flueless Radiant/Convection Heaters
    • Flueless Convection Heaters
    • Miscellaneous Heaters
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.4: Gas Radiant gas heaters
    • Flueless, radiant gas heaters
    • Overhead radiant tube heaters
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.5 Domestic gas refrigerators
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.6 Indirect gas-fired ducted air heaters
    • Ducted Air Heaters
    • Duct and Unit Heaters
    • Internal Use Only
    • External Use Only
    • Internal & External Use Only
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.7 Domestic outdoor gas barbecues
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.8 Decorative effect gas appliances
    • Gas Log Fires
    • Indoor Gas Lights
    • Exterior Lights
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.9 Gas laundry dryers
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.10 Gas direct fired air heaters
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.11 Small gas engines driven appliances
  • AS/NZS 5263.1.12 Gas pool heaters
AS 4563 Commercial catering gas equipment
  • Boiling Tables
  • Ranges
  • Solid Grill Plates and Griddles
  • Stockpots and Brat Pans
  • Barbeques, Charbroilers and Rotisseries
  • Commercial Fryers
  • Steam Convection Ovens
AS 4566 Flue cowls - Gas appliances
  • No key appliances
AS 4567 Twin wall metal flues - Gas appliances
  • No key appliances
AS 4617 Manual shut-off gas valves
  • Type 1 – Isolating Valves
  • Type 2 – Appliance Control Valves
  • Type 2 – Appliance Control Valves Combined with Flame safeguards
  • Type 2 – Miscellaneous Valves
AS 4618 Gas appliance regulators
  • No key appliances
AS 4619 Gas appliance thermostats
  • No key appliances
AS 4620 Thermoelectric flame safeguards
  • No key appliances
AS 4621 Regulators for use with liquefied petroleum - Vapour phase
  • No key appliances
AS 4622 Electrical and electronic ignition devices for gas appliances
  • No key appliances
AS 4623 Jointing compounds and materials for use in gas pipe joints
  • No key appliances
AS 4624 Combination controls for gas
  • No key appliances
AS 4625 Electronic flame safeguards and flame detectors
  • No key appliances
AS 4627 Quick-connect devices for gas
  • No key appliances
AS 4628 Pressure and temperature limit devices for use with gas burners
  • No key appliances
AS 4629 Automatic shut off valves and vent valves
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
AS 4630 Leakage detection systems
  • No key appliances
AS 4631 Limited flexibility connectors for gas
  • No key appliances
AS 4632 Over-pressure and under-pressure cut off devices
  • No key appliances

Tasmanian approved gas appliance external authorities

OrganisationAddress
Australian Gas Association66 Malcolm Road, Braeside VIC 3195
BSI Group AustraliaSuite 5.02, Level 5, 484 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3004
Global Mark Pty LtdSuite 4.07, 32 Delhi Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
IAMPO R&T Oceana 'Gas Mark'1040 Dandenong Road, Carnegie VIC 3163
SAI Global286 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Vipac Engineers & Scientists Ltd279 Normanby Road, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

* Vipac Engineers & Scientists Ltd no longer operates a gas appliance certification scheme in Australia however, prevailing appliance and component certifications are acceptable in accordance with the Act.

Individual safety certification for Type A gas appliances

A licensed gas-fitter undertaking the gas-fitting work must first contact Gas Standards and Safety for information on:

  • required design standards and
  • construction of independently certified gas appliances.

Type B gas appliance standards

For the Director of Gas Safety to accept a type B gas appliance the Director of Gas Safety requires the appliance to be designed and constructed:

  • in accordance with AS 3814—Industrial and commercial gas fired appliances, and
  • from components certified by an 'External Authority' approved by the Director.

Gas installation standards

Any gas installation operating at less than 200 kPa is expected to be designed and constructed:

  • in accordance with AS/NZS 5061—Gas Installation, and
  • from components certified by an 'External Authority' approved by the Director.

Related information

Updated: 04 Feb 2021

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