Type A gas devices

Type A devices are natural gas or LP gas (typically mass produced) appliances used in domestic or light commercial areas that have an appliance badge. All Type A gas devices must be approved (certified) by the Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Gas, or by a person or body approved by the Chief Inspector.

How to get a Type A device approved

To get a mass-produced Type A device approved, manufacturers or importers should apply to one of the approving authorities listed below.

For individual type devices or 'one off' approvals, apply to the Queensland Gas Association (QGA). Note that approvals made by QGA approvers have no legal standing in another state and territory, unless the QGA scheme is recognised by the technical regulator of that jurisdiction.

Becoming a Type A approving authority

Potential or existing conformity assessment bodies (CAB) can apply to the Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Gas, to become a Type A approving authority.

Approvals are subject to a number of conditions, including that the CAB be accredited with the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) as a body operating a product certification scheme for gas-related products in accordance with ISO Guide 65. The Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC) is developing a common set of rules for gas appliance and component certification for Australia that all CABs must follow.

Individual Type A Gas Device Scheme

In Queensland there is an approved scheme for individual Type A gas appliances. The scheme has been developed to provide a cost effective alternative to the nationally recognised type test scheme while maintaining an acceptable level of safety.

The scheme can only be applied in very specific cases. Details of appliance eligibility are provided in the Exclusions and design requirements for eligibility under the scheme (PDF, 331KB) document.

Persons approved to certify individual Type A gas appliances must follow the requirements in the Outline of Individual Type A Gas Device Scheme (PDF, 395KB) and the Code of Practice for persons appointed to certify individual Type A gas devices (PDF, 360KB).

More information on the scheme is available through the Queensland Gas Association (QGA).

Note that approvals made under the Queensland Individual Type A Gas Device Scheme have no legal standing in another state and territory, unless the scheme is recognised by the gas technical regulator of that jurisdiction.

Approved Type A approving authorities

The following CAB have been approved by the Chief Inspector to approve the supply, installation or use Type A appliances in Queensland. You can view images of their badges below. A list of Type A type tested approved appliances can be found on the GTRC National Certification Database.

For appliances

Body name Typical appliance badge
Australian Gas Association
BSI Australia and New Zealand

Global Mark Pty Ltd
IAPMO R&T Oceana
SAI Global Limited
ViPAC

Individual gas appliance certification scheme

Body name Typical appliance badge
Queensland Gas Association

Appliances approved by the Chief Inspector

Body name Typical appliance badge
Chief Inspector Petroleum and Gas