Gas Safety Checks

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Mandated by Consumer Affairs Victoria in 2021, the Residential Tenancies Act requires rental properties to undergo preventative Gas Safety Check's to protect renters in Victoria. 

Our fully-qualified Type A Servicing Gasfitters undergo specific training with Syncom to understand our detailed processes to evaluate all the safety standards that are legally required to provide an in-depth Gas Safety Check, as per the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

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The Syncom difference

Our approach to gas safety checks is marked by a dedication to customer convenience and service excellence.

Unlike many safety check providers, we conduct all three crucial checks – electrical, gas, and smoke alarms – in a single, efficient appointment, minimising disruptions for renters. 

This streamlined process not only saves time but also ensures thorough adhereance to regulations, all while delivering a transparent and competitively priced service. 

Moreover, our emphasis on customer service is unmatched, with our technical support team readily available to address inquiries, offer expert advice, and ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience for all our rental providers.

What truly sets Syncom apart is our commitment to simplifying the safety check process. We believe in making it easy for rental property owners, property managers, and renters to ensure safety. 

Our dedication to customer service, transparent pricing, and the convenience of consolidated appointments is the foundation of our service difference, creating safer, more reliable homes in Victoria.

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Why Choose Us?

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Syncom is not your everyday Safety Check and electrical/plumbing maintenance supplier, we value educating property owners to ensure they are getting the best outcomes for their investments.

Simply by providing superior service and technical advice, to build trusted and longlasting relationships with our customers. 

  • All gas safety checks are undertaken by qualified Type A Servicing Gasfitters – who are all employed and specially trained by Syncom.
  • Additional repairs onsite during the safety check for better value for money!
  • Competitive fixed pricing to ensure our safety checks are accessible to majority of rental providers
  • We understand the needs and requirements of property managers and owners, developing strong relationships with our partners for continue success
  • Rigorous, fully documented safety checks reporting on the electrical installation and outcomes in line with the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021
  • Our professional and courteous team are our biggest asset
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Gas Safety Check - Pricing

  • Visual inspection and testing by a licensed registered Type A Servicing Gasfitter
  • Carbon Monoxide testing & Negative Pressure testing on gas heaters and internal hot water service
  • Comprehensive report detailing all components of installation checked upon completion and outcomes
  • Free quote upon completion of safety check, no oligations

Cost: $390 (inclusive of GST) every 2 years

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Free Gas Appliance Repairs

We believe in providing value for money, and helping rental providers meet this Gas Safety obligations, as such we undertake the following repairs onsite at the time of Safety Check:

  • Installation of anti-tilt chains on cookers
  • Installation of UV protection to exposed pipes off the Gas Meter
  • Minor adjustments to the operating pressures of Gas Appliances
  • Rotating gas regulators on cooktops/cookers when possible to obtain operating pressures
  • Minor fault investigation and rectification advice for faulty gas appliances 
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  • “Safety Check Report is very thorough, professional and detailed, with quality photos. Thank you so much for fixing the oven for free as part of your inspection! I feel safe and in good hands. Thank you to the team.”

    Corine Mesnage


  • Our safety check process

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    Syncom's meticulous six-step Safety Check process guarantees clear, comprehensive assessments of your property.

    We prioritise thorough communication and internal review to ensure our safety check reporting is concise and consistent, enabling you to maximise your experience with Syncom.

    • Service request

      business administrator
    • Renters book appointment

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    • Field technicians
      conduct checks

      home inspector 3
    • Report internal

      home inspections
    • Free Quote for repairs
      (if applicable)

    • Safety check reports submitted with outcomes

      property agreement

    Victorian Laws

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    Consumer Affairs Victoria have mandated Gas Safety Check’s every 2 years for rental properties in Victoria.

    Inspection and testing of the gas appliances to ensure they meet safety requirements

    In accordance with Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 and AS/NZS 5601.1 “Gas installations” / AS4575 “Gas appliances—Servicing of Type A appliances” standards.



      See below exert from “Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 – S.R. No. 3/2021” regarding gas safety checks:

      “gas safety check means—

          (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;”

    Read our reviews

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    Below are genuine reviews from real people across Melbourne, VIC who have experienced our thorough safety checks. Their firsthand accounts reflect our commitment to reliability and excellence, ensuring peace of mind in every service we provide.

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    Daniel Moore

    Fantastic and comprehensive work done. Staff were very friendly, professional and prompt with work delivered. Would highly recommend for any and all audits conducted

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    M. Clarke

    Great service from start to finish ! Thorough, personable, punctual and very professional & efficient. A special mention to Jacob the Sparkie who was just a lovely & respectful young lad. Great work guys !

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    Melissa Mirams

    I cannot recommend Syncom highly enough. The attention to detail to enable me to feel safe in my home following their thorough inspections was second to none. The knowledge of the equipment they checked was so impressive. Courteous, friendly and highly experienced - any customer would be lucky to have their home checked by Syncom.

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    Natalie Avenell

    Syncom came to our home to check the gas appliances. they were on time. Efficient. Friendly, explained things, and was COVID safe. Highly recommend.

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    Corinne Mesnage

    Inspection Report is very thorough, professional and detailed , with quality photos. Thank you so much for fixing the oven for free as part of your inspection!!! I feel safe and in good hands. Thank you to the team.

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    Madeleine Jean Power

    Matt came and tested/replaced batteries for our smoke detectors today. He was so professional, polite and provided an amazing service! It was so easy to make an appointment and organise the whole process with him. I'd highly recommend Syncom, especially Matt, if you need anything like this done.

  • FAQs - Gas safety checks

    Our FAQ section is a valuable resource for all your queries regarding gas safety checks and compliance with the Residential Tenancies Act.

    Easily find the answers you need by using the convenient drop-down menus.

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    A Gas Safety Check is a legally required inspection of the gas appliances within a rental property, as stipulated by Consumer Affairs Victoria and detailed in the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

    Rental providers (owners) are obligated to engage licenced Type A Servicing Gasfitters to conduct the Gas Safety Check, as property assessment must be performed by qualified gasfitter in compliance with Consumer Affairs Victoria regulations.

    Consumer Affairs Victoria requires qualified gasfitters to perform gas safety checks every 2 years, as outlined in the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

    Comprises of visual inspections and testing of gas appliances within the rental property, encompassing items such as gas heaters (wall furnaces, space heaters, ducted heaters), gas cookers, cooktops, hot water services, fireplaces, and LPG gas cylinders. 

    The specific testing requirements are outlined in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

    Carbon Monoxide emissions occur in gas appliances and when an appliance doesn’t adequately vent outdoors, leading to potential poisoning, illness, and even fatalities. 

    Negative Pressure situations can force carbon monoxide back into the property, posing significant health risks. 

    Gas leaks in the property are also concerning, as they may result in illness and fire hazards if exposed to an open flame.

    The duration of an Gas Safety Check may vary based on the number and complexity of the gas appliances, usually spanning 1-3 hours for on-site completion. 

    Furthermore, additional time is allocated for internal review by our technical support team to ensure the accuracy and quality of each report.

    Gas safety checks cost $390 including GST every 2 years

    The outcome of the safety check is contingent upon the property assessment. Identified issues may or may not necessitate attention, either due to safety concerns, compliance with the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021, or to facilitate comprehensive testing of the installation.

    Our detailed safety check reports categorize repair recommendations into three distinct groups for clear identification of their urgency and necessity: Safety Repairs, RTR 2021 & Testing Repairs, or Recommendations.

    Gas Safety Check is exclusively within the purview of qualified and registered Type A Servicing Gasfitters, a stipulation dictated by the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

    This directive is further reinforced and regulated by Energy Safety Victoria and the Victorian Building Authority, the Victorian gas regulator’s.

    For additional details, please refer to the ESV Gas Safety Check page, which specifies the requisite qualifications of gasfitters for these specific tasks.

    Gas Safety Check’s conducted every 2 year’s

    Type A Servicing Gasfitters carry all inspection and testing as per Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021

    Anti Tilt protection installed on all Cookers