Gas systems in caravans and recreational vehicles

If you are an authorised gas installer working on gas systems installed in new or used caravans and recreational vehicles, you must comply with the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

You must hold an appropriate gas work licence or authorisation before you undertake any gas work, including the installation, removal, alteration, repair, servicing, testing or certification of a gas system.

The Guideline for gas safety and compliance: Caravans, camper trailers and recreational vehicles (PDF, 143KB) provides information for licensed gas installers, manufacturers, vehicle brokers, proprietors of vehicle sales yards, owners and potential owners about the standards and requirements for gas systems installed in caravans and recreational vehicles.


Gas systems should comply with the requirements of the nationally recognised Australian standard 'AS/NZS5601.2 Gas installations, Part 2 LP gas systems in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes'.

Note: This standard was updated in 2013. This comparison between the 2010 and 2013 standards (PDF, 287KB) details the changes that occurred.

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