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Type A gas devices
Type A gas devices are natural gas or LP gas (typically mass produced) appliances used in domestic or light commercial areas.
All type A gas devices must be approved (certified) for supply, installation or use by the Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Gas, or by the holder of a gas device approval authority (GDAA).
There are 2 authority scopes for type A gas device approvals:
- type test assessment and certification of mass produced or multiple appliances
- individual assessment and approval of eligible type A gas devices.
How to get a type A device approved
Nationally recognised approvals
The appropriate process for mass-produced or multiple appliances is through a type test certification scheme administered by a JAS-ANZ accredited Conformity Assessment Body.
Note: Approvals granted through this process are nationally recognised throughout Australia and in New Zealand.
View the directory of type A devices certified for national acceptance on the Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC) website.
For more information on assessment and certification requirements for national acceptance of mass produced or multiple appliances, manufacturers or importers should apply to 1 of the gas device approval authorities (type A GDAA) listed in Register 1 below.
Approvals specific to Queensland
In Queensland, there is a process for approving eligible type A gas devices through the Queensland individual type A gas device scheme. The process, administered by the holder of a gas device approval authority (type A2), has been developed to provide a cost effective alternative to the nationally recognised type test scheme while maintaining an acceptable level of safety.
Note: 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.
More information on individual approvals of eligible type A gas devices is available through the:
- Guideline for gas safety and compliance information required for eligible gas device (type A) approval (PDF, 889KB)
- Queensland Gas Association (QGA).
The persons listed in Register 2 below currently hold a gas device approval authority (GDAA type A2) for the individual assessment and approval of eligible type A gas devices.
Suspended and cancelled approvals
Existing approvals can be suspended or cancelled by the gas device Approval Authority for a variety of non-safety related matters, including but not restricted to:
- product not available for design verification auditing
- manufacture requests cancellation due to ceasing product production
- approval is transferred to a new approval under a different gas device approval authority.
Where the approval (certification) of a type A gas device is suspended or cancelled, the chief inspector approves the installation and use of the device where the approval:
- is suspended or cancelled for a non-safety related matter; and
- was current at the time of manufacture.
A type A gas device must not be supplied, installed or used where the approval (certification) has been suspended or cancelled for a safety related matter. Gas device approvals suspended or cancelled for a safety related matter are subject to recalls under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and safety alerts published by the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate.
Gas device approval authorities(type A and A2) – public registers
Gas device approval authorities (GDAA type A) – JAS-ANZ accredited conformity assessment bodies for type-test approval of mass produced or multiple appliance approvals
|Body name||Typical appliance badge|
|Australian Gas Association|
|BSI Australia and New Zealand|
|Global Mark Pty Ltd|
|IAPMO R&T Oceana|
|SAI Global Limited|
Register 2 – gas device approval authorities (GDAA type A2)
|Name||Gas device approval authority number||Typical appliance badge|
|Glen Hanna||GDAA 03|
|Peter McKillop||GDAA 05|
|Rockie Whitbread||GDAA 06|
|Darrel Vecchio||GDAA 08|
|Greg McGinniskin||GDAA 12|
|Kurt Ewart||GDAA 16|
|Peter Thompson||GDAA 17|
|Enquiries and applications for assessment and approval of eligible type A gas devices||Phone: 1300 792 239|
How to apply for a gas device approval authority (type A)
To apply for a gas device approval authority (GDAA) type A, a person must hold accreditation 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 AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.
To apply to become a GDAA type A2, a person must have the appropriate qualifications and experience to perform approval work under the authority. Read the Gas device approval authority requirements (PDF, 1.1MB) to identify the qualifications and experience required.
Applications must be made to the Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Gas.
- Last reviewed: 16 Sep 2020
- Last updated: 18 Sep 2020