Victorian Residential Rental Property’s require Gas Safety Checks be conducted every 2 years, to ensure specified Safety standards are maintained in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.
Visual inspection and limited testing by a licensed or registered gasfitter in accordance with Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.
Carbon Monoxide testing & Negative Pressure testing on gas heaters and internal hot water service where applicable.
A comprehensive report detailing all components of installation checked upon completion.
Cost: $370 (price includes GST) every 2 years
The Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 require all residential rented premises’ to have an Gas Safety Check conducted every 2 years by a licensed or registered gasfitter.
This requires the check of any appliances, fixtures or fittings which use or supply gas within the renter premises as identified in the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.
Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021S.R. No. 3/2021, Section 5 Definitions of Gas Safety Check: Section 4 of AS/NZS 3019 “Electrical installations-Periodic verifications”
Visual inspection and limited testing of the gas appliances, fixtures or fittings to verify the gas appliances, fixtures or fittings are safe for continued use as per the below regulations;
(a) the following gas installation checks—
(i) that LPG cylinders and associated gas components are installed correctly;
(ii) that appliance gas isolation valves are installed where required by AS/NZS 5601.1 “Gas installations”, as published or amended from time to time;
(iii) that gas appliances and their components are accessible for servicing and adjustment;
(iv) that the gas installation is electrically safe;
(v) that clearances from appliances to combustible surfaces are in accordance with installation instructions and AS/NZS5601.1 “Gas installations”, as published or amended from time to time;
(vi) that there is adequate ventilation for appliances to operate safely;
(vii) that gas appliances (including cookers) are adequately restrained from tipping over;
(viii) checking the condition of gas appliance flue systems including chimneys;
(ix) checking gas appliances for evidence of certification; and
(b) testing gas installations for leakage; and
(c) servicing gas appliances as follows—
(i) a clean of all dust and debris from appliances including burner, pilot, fan, filters and air intakes;
(ii) a check of the integrity of the heat exchanger;
(iii) a check of the gas supply and appliance operating pressures;
(iv) a check that the gas appliance burner ignition is reliable and complete;
(v) a check for any gas appliance flame abnormality;
(vi) a check of the operation of the gas appliance, including safety devices;
(vii) a combustion spillage test in accordance with Appendix F of AS4575 “Gas appliances—Servicing of Type A appliances”, as published or amended from time to time, after service or repair of the heater;