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Gas Installation: LPG Gas Bottle Location Regulations

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  • Gas bottle installation upright and stable
  • Gas bottle installation in well ventilated space
  • Gas bottle installation should not be near wall openings
  • Keep gas bottle installation away from ignition sources and wearing non-static clothing
  • Keep gas bottle installation away from pits and drains
  • Upright and Stable

    • Gas bottle installation must be upright and on a solid base, like concrete or pavers not subject to the accumulation of water. Keeping it upright assures that the pressure relief valve functions correctly.
  • Well Ventilated Space

    • LPG.gas bottle location regulations specify gas bottle installations need to be in a well ventilated space. They can not be in an enclosure, alcove, under the building or under stairways, for gas bottle safety.
  • Not Near Wall Openings

    • Gas bottle installation cannot be close to building openings, including windows, doors and vents, to preclude possible entry and collection of gas in enclosed spaces, as per LPG gas bottle location regulations. They need to be at least 1 metre away from any openings.
  • Away from Ignition Sources and Wearing Non-Static Clothing

    • Gas bottle installation must be clear of ignition sources by either 1.5m or 3.5m for exchange and tanker fill, respectively. This includes electrical switches, circuit breaker boxes, power points, air conditioners, NBN boxes, compressors, pumps, lights, movement sensors, bug zappers and all other electrical gear, as well as flames, like pilot lights or BBQs.
    • 工人应穿棉质服装,并使用黄铜工具在燃气瓶安装期间最小化静电。
  • Away from Pits and Drains

    • LPG比空气重,为避免积累,燃气瓶安装不能靠近坑,排水管或其他地下凹陷。

See more details and diagrams below.

LPG.gas cylinder installation regulations requires the proper clearance and placement of home LPG gas bottle installation as specified by LPG gas bottle location regulations (LPG tank siting location regulations). LPG gas bottle location regulations (LPG tank regulations) specify locations and clearances from sources of igniton and wall openings for your home LPG gas bottle installation.

LPG.gas bottle location regulations state that ignition sources clearance must be kept a minimum safe distance (1.5m or 3.5m) from the home LPG gas bottle installation.

It is very important that the gas installation positioning meets the applicable Australian Standards including the LPG gas bottle location regulations.

LPG.Gas Home Delivery Rules of Thumb – Guidelines

Please follow these simple LPG gas home delivery rules of thumb or guidelines to help ensure problem free delivery:

  • 在大多数地区提供交付。
  • Pathway to gas bottle installation area must be free of obstructions, including access to your driveway.
  • 解锁盖茨使驾驶员可以访问气瓶
  • Keep dogs and other animals restrained
  • Order a replacement cylinder as soon as one runs out
  • 根据您所在地区的交付计划提前计划
  • Please let us know about extra house guests or additional gas appliances, as your consumption may rise
  • 当它变冷时提前订购,留下额外的交货时间
  • We offer free delivery in most areas on LPG 45kg gas bottle delivery and tanker refilling

Gas Installation: LPG Gas Bottle Location Regulations

LPG.tank siting regulations require a minimum of 1 meter from, doors, windows, any wall opening, drain or pit. It must also be up to 3.5 metres from ignition sources, including electrical equipment and mobile phones. See the details below for the specifics on LPG gas bottle location regulations.

液化石油气气瓶位置规定(液化石油气储罐iting location regulations) require that an LPG gas installation must be sited safely away from ignition sources — primarily electrical devices and flames — in the event of a leak. A gas installation is expected to be situated in a well-ventilated area. Avoid home LPG gas bottle installation in alcoves or any enclosure.

Home LPG gas bottle installation needs to be on a solid base, such as a concrete slab. They should not be placed on grass or soil areas.


Please note that all horizontal dimensions are measured from the centre line of the home LPG gas bottle installation.

天然气装置间隙 - 点火源 - 墙壁开口 - 凹坑

LPG.gas bottle location regulations specify gas installation location and clearances in the placement of home LPG gas bottle installation. Distances from ignition sources, wall openings and below ground spaces, such as drains or pits, are all specified in the LPG tank siting location regulations.

Gas installation must be in well ventilated locations and on a solid base.

1.液化石油气气瓶位置规定(液化石油气储罐iting location regulations) also require that gas installations cannot be close to wall openings, including windows, doors and vents, to preclude possible entry and collection of gas in enclosed spaces.
2. LPG气瓶定位规则要求家用LPG气瓶安装必须是从地面空间的开口到地下空间的安全距离,例如排水沟,防止任何可能的累积比空气更重。
3. LPG气瓶定位规定需要气体安装必须坐在通风良好的位置,避免壁龛和外壳,防止可能的气体累积。
4. LPG gas bottle location regulations require home LPG gas bottle installation must be on a solid base that is not subject to the accumulation of water.
5. Line of sight must be maintained from the gas installation to the tanker for in situ tanker deliveries.
Please read more for additional information and the required safe distances for placement…


Tradespeople, other than gas fitters, would not necessarily understand the LPG gas bottle location regulations and the required clearance from gas installations and restrictions when they install other gear on your home.


Adding a gas installation to your all-electric home? SeeHow To Add LPG Gas to Your Home

While your gas fitter will be well versed in the LPG gas bottle location regulations, you should also be knowledgeable regarding the LPG gas bottle location regulations:

墙壁开口和漏斗 - 距离房屋墙开口的天然气安装距离

In the unlikely event of a gas leak, you want to minimise the chance of gas entering any enclosed area, so requirements for gas installation distance from house wall openings must be maintained at a safe distance.

Drains and pits are also an issue, asLPG.is heavier than air and can collect in low set places.



Automatic tanker deliveryeliminates the need to check gas bottles or order gas, so it is wise to make sure your gas installation placement allows for this convenient delivery option.


LPG.Bottle Clearances Chart

LPG.bottle clearances are shown in the following chart:

LPG.Bottle Clearances Chart

LPG.Bottle Clearance Item Clearance (m)
Doors 1m
Windows to the side 1m
Windows above 0.5M
墙上的通风口 1m
Drains & pits 1m
点火电源 - 交换 up to 1.5m
点火源 - 油轮填充 高达3.5米
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Tanker Hose Length for Tanker Filled Gas Installation

It is important to remember that the gas installation needs to be within the reach of the tankers’ hoses, if the cylinders or tanks are to be filled on-site by a tanker.

For example, most tankers have two hose reels.

The low flow hose, for cylinders, can be 40M to 60M.


Check with your local gas supplier, as they can advise what is available in your area.

So, it depends on the customer gas installation type.

For example, residential gas installations typically have a hose length of 60M, as they are filled with low flow hoses.

Please note that this is a fully stretched straight line measurement.

You should design the gas installation to be less in distance, for practical access.

Gas Installation Away from Ignition Sources

液化石油气气瓶位置规定(液化石油气储罐iting location regulations) require that ignition sources must also be kept a minimum safe distance clearance from the gas installation. This includes all electrical gear like electrical switches, power points, air conditioners, compressors, pumps, lights, movement sensors, bug zappers, etc. distance from the gas installation.

Basically anything that can potentially spark.

Of course, it also includes yourgas hot water heater, pool heater, barbecues, patio heaters or anything else with a flame.

The gas installation clearance also varies based on whether you have tanker delivery orgas cylinder exchange.

On site filling does require a larger exclusion zone but it should be used, if possible, so you can enjoy the advantages of automatic tanker delivery.

NBN (Internet) Connection Boxes and Gas Installation

液化石油气气瓶位置规定(液化石油气储罐iting regulations) also apply to NBN boxes. Regarding the National Broadband Network (NBN) installation, the comms boxes used (see image) cannot be installed inside the exclusion zone of a gas installation, as per AS/NZS 1596.
While considered no, or very low voltage, the current standard – AS 60079 – prohibits the installation inside the gas installation exclusion zone.

Exclusion Zones for Exchange & Tanker Filling Gas Installation

The following two graphics show the LPG gas bottle location regulations for exchange and tanker filling.


Please note that all horizontal dimensions are measured from the centre line of the cylinders.

For Exchange Only:


Gas Installation Distance From Appliances

The gas installation will cost you less if you place the cylinders as close as possible to the location of the gas appliances.

This is because you save on the cost of the extra piping.


Well Ventilated Area for Gas Installation


Solid Base for Support for LPG Gas Bottle Installation



While not actually a LPG gas bottle location regulations issue, you should decide on what type of changeover valve you want before the gas installation, assuming you go with exchange45kg cylinder送货。

自动转换阀门have the advantage automatically switching between the two bottles and providing a coloured indicator when one is empty.

The only downside is if you forget to look at the indicator before the second cylinder is also empty.

While手动转换阀门do require you to manually switch between cylinders, you are provided with an unmistakable reminder to re-order your gas.

You can also get an automaticGas Check Alert™, by Text, on your mobile telephone with either type of changeover valve.

X区LPG®App – Gas Bottle Installation Exclusion Zones Made Simple

得到一个免费的应用程序向你展示了气瓶设施tion exclusion zones on your home. It inserts a digital image of the gas bottles and the surrounding exclusion zones in the real life location.
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X区LPGis a FREE augmented reality app that creates and inserts a digital gas bottle installation image in the real life location you choose and then shows the safety exclusion zones around the digital gas bottle installation.

It can also deal with an existing gas bottle installation, where the gas bottle installation is already in place.

It can create 45kg (one or two), 90kg, 210kg cylinders and small bullets, as well.

It then superimposes either a red tinted cone, for ignition exclusion zone, or a red tinted cylinder, for the wall/ground openings exclusion zone (see accompanying image).

The app can also capture and send the created images to Elgas.

Our latest app, X-Zone LPG®, is now available for downloading on the Australian Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. And it’s FREE.

The following are the respective links:

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Gas Compliance Certificate, Plate or Badge for Gas Bottle Installation


  • A gas compliance certificate is documentation that the gas installation complies with the standards and regulations issued by the governing body.
  • It is issued by the gas fitter who performed the gas installation .
  • The gas fitter is typically liable to correct any gas installation related defects.
  • 它可能因形式而异,可以是证书,板块或徽章。
  • 它让燃气供应商知道天然气安装是安全的。


What you need to know:

Gas Fitters Provide the Gas Installation Certificates

All gas installations in Australia must be performed by a licensed gas fitter.

After installing and commissioning a gas appliance at your home, the licensed gas fitter must supply you with a copy of a gas installation certificate and/or fix a compliance plate or badge to the gas installation.

The gas fitter is required to issue a compliance certificate to the owner for any alteration or extension to an existing gas service or a new gas installation.

What Do They Mean?

Licensed gas fitters self-certify that their gas installation work complies with all relevant regulations, standards and codes by issuing a compliance certificate to you.

The compliance certificate contains a declaration, by the gas fitter, that your gas installation complies with all standards and requirements.

Protection For You

This is actually protection for you, if any problems develop later.

If the problems are the result of faulty workmanship, the gas fitter will be required to fix the defect.

Please seeHow To Add LPG Gas to Your Homefor more details



The certificate needs to be available before the gas is connected for the first time.


Compliance Requirements Vary by State

Some States require that an engraved compliance plate or badge be attached to the structure at the gas installation location of the gas works.

If this is the case in your State, your gas fitter will provide the plate or badge.

Here is a list of how it is done by State:

• Queensland – Certificate of Compliance

QLD Residents Learn More

•nsw - 附近的符合性板,附近天然气安装或检验/符合性证书


• ACT – Compliance Plate attached near the gas installation

ACT Residents Learn More

• Victoria – Certificate of Compliance

VIC Residents Learn More

•南澳大利亚 - 合规证书

SA Residents Learn More

• Tasmania – LP Gas Storage Notice (Start Work Notice)


• Western Australia – Notice of Completion (NOC) and Compliance Badge

WA Residents Learn More

•北领地,合规板连接near the gas installation

NT Residents Learn More

This can all be a bit confusing, with the various State requirements, but we will help you sort it all out when you contact us foryour initial gas delivery.

We will walk you through the requirements so you can start to relax and enjoy your new home or new gas appliances.

Use Licensed Gas Fitters


Licensed Gas Fitters Required in All States

All states and territories require the use of a licensed gas fitter for all gas related work, including both LPG and natural gas.

Do not attempt to do gas work yourself or to use a tradesperson who does not have specialist gas training and a specific gas fitter license.

Unlicensed gas work is illegal and potentially dangerous.



Licensed gas fitters have a gas fitter number, issued by their State regulatory authority, authorising them to carry out gas fitting work.

Some States have different endorsements for different types of gas fitting work, such as gas appliance conversions.

Ask to see the gas fitter’s license to confirm that the tradesperson is entitled to do the specific type of gas work you require.

Gas Fitters vs Plumbers

Many gas fitters are also plumbers but not all plumbers are gas fitters.

If you require work to be done on a gas hot water system, make sure you get a tradesperson who is licensed for both the gas fitting and plumbing trades.

Also, you may need to ask the gas fitter if he does the specific kind of gas installation that you need, such as a gas fireplace.

Not all gas fitters are experienced at installing all types of gas appliances, so you should not hesitate to ask.

Compliance Certificates, Badges and Plates

根据您居住的州或地区,您将收到Notice of Compliance Certificateor a Compliance Badge/Plate will be affixed to the gas installation.

In it the gas fitter declares that the gas installation complies with all of the Australian Standards and statutory requirements.

If a gas installation is faulty, this also requires the gas fitter to come back and correct the defect.

Typical Gas Fitting Tasks

Gas fitters do many different types of gas fitting tasks including:

• Gas appliance installation, conversions , repairs andmaintenance

• Gas installation includingregulators,转换阀,尾纤和气体管线

• Installation and repairs of gas flue pipes.

• Installation of gas meters, valves and associated pipe work.

• Adjusting of gas pressure

• Installation of gas detection systems

• Leak testing and repairs

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