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Gas Fitting Notices

The Gas Fitting Notice is a multi-purpose form developed in accordance with the Gas Act 2000 and Gas (Safety) Regulations 2002. A Gas Fitting Notice must be completed for all Natural Gas, LP Gas, Prescribed Standard and Complex Installations.

The Gas Fitting Notice is for:

  • a Standard Gas Installation, requiring a Certificate of Compliance; or
  • an Installation that is not a Standard Gas Installation (Installations marked by an asterix (*) on the Gas Fitting Notice) requiring an Application for Acceptance and Statement of Compliance.

Gas Fitting Notice books are only available for purchase through the following Service Tasmania outlets: Launceston, Scottsdale, Campbell Town, St Helens, Queenstown, Burnie, Devonport, Hobart, Rosny and Glenorchy. If you are unable to visit one of these locations, please contact us.

Instructions for using a Gas Fitting Notice

A Gas Fitting Notice must be completed for:

  1. A Standard Gas Installation - which requires a Certificate of Compliance; or
  2. A Prescribed Standard or Complex Gas Installation - which requires an Application for Acceptance (form TBA003 or TBA006) AND a Statement of Compliance.

The notice must be completed in neat handwriting using a ballpoint pen to ensure the information is legible on duplicate copies.

Standard Gas Installation - Certificate of Compliance (Reg. 50)

A Standard Gas Installation is an installation:

  • within a *class 1a, residential premises, a caravan, or mobile home containing type A gas appliances only; or
  • within a *class 2 or 4 residential premises not exceeding 3 storeys containing type A gas appliances only; or
  • within a *class 5 or 6 premises not exceeding 3 storeys containing type A gas appliances only; and in which the total gas consumption of the appliance does not exceed 500 megajoules an hour; and/or
    in which the length of pipe from the gas supply point to the further appliance does not exceed 50 metres.

* within the meaning of the Building Code of Australia
Class 1a: residential premises (class 1 buildings are not located above or below another dwelling or class of building, other than a private garage).
Class 2: a building that includes more than one dwelling, each of which is generally solely occupied by one or more people to the exclusion of others.
Class 4: applied to some types of accommodation within a *class 5-9 building (ie. caretakers flat within a building or accommodation over or otherwise connected to a shop).
Class 5: professional chambers or suites, lawyers' offices, government offices, accountant offices.
Class 6: a building where goods or services are directly sold to the public (ie. service station, restaurant, shop).

Method for using a gas fitting notice for Standard Gas Installations - Certificate of Compliance

You must ensure that the work on the Standard Gas Installation has been carried out in accordance with any relevant standard and submit the signed White Copy of the Certificate of Compliance to the Director of Gas Safety. You must, within 48 hours of undertaking the work provide the Green copy to the person on whose behalf the work was carried out or the owner of the gas installation and the Blue copy to the Gas Distributor. You must keep the Yellow and Pink copy for at least 5 years.

Application for Acceptance - Statement of Compliance Sec. 77 Reg. 47 (installations marked with * on the Gas Fitting Notice)

A Complex Gas Installation is an installation:

  • within a *class 5 & 6 premises;
    in which the total gas consumption of the appliance exceeds 500 megajoules an hour; and/or
    in which the length of pipe from the gas supply point to the furthest appliance exceeds 50 metres; and/or
    if the *class 5 & 6 buildings exceeding 3 storeys; and
  • within any *class 1b, 3, 7, 8, 9 or 10 building; and
  • any installation containing a Type B appliance.

* within the meaning of the Building Code of Australia

Class 1B: a small guesthouse, boarding house or the like.
Class 3: a building providing accommodation for unrelated pepople
Class 5: professional chambers or suites, lawyers' offices, government offices, accountants offices
Class 6: a building where goods or services are directly sold to the public (ie, service station, restaurant, shop)
Class 7: car park, warehouse or building used for the display of goods or produce for sale by wholesale
Class 8: factories, laboratories, buildings used for altering or repairing, potteries, food manufacturers (except restaurants) or buildings used for the packing of produce
Class 9: healthcare buildings, assembly buildings (ie. theatres, halls, schools, child care centres, sports complex, bus/railway stations, day care surgeries)
Class 10: non-habital building

A Prescribed Standard Gas Installation is an installation:

  • in a *class 2 or *class 4 building exceeding 3 storeys; and/or
  • with more than one meter where the meters are located in a common area

*within the meaning of the Building Code of Australia

Class 2: a building that includes more than one dwelling
Class 4: applied to some tyes of accommodation within a *class 5-9 building (ie. caretakers flat within a building or accommodation over or otherwise connected to a shop)

Method for using a Gas Fitting Notice - Application for Acceptance

Installations marked by an asterix (*) on the Gas Fitting Notice require you to forward an Application for Acceptance to the Director of Gas Safety before commissioning. You must complete the Gas Consumers Details, Details of Qualified Gasfitter, Notification of Gas Installation and Details of Work Undertaken sections on the Gas Fitting Notice. You should then forward the appropriate Application for Acceptance (with form TBA003 or TBA006) with the Yellow copy of the Gas Fitting Notice to WorkSafe, a minimum of 14 days PRIOR to the commissioning of the installation.

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THE GAS FITTING NOTICE WHEN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE

Method for using a Gas Fitting Notice - Statement of Compliance

You must ensure that the work on the Accepted Installation has been carried out in accordance with any relevant standard or conditions specified in the Directors acceptance correspondence. You must obtain the Commissioning Number or Compliance Plate Number from the Director of Gas Safety. Then you are required to submit the signed White copy of the Statement of Compliance to the Director of Gas Safety. You must within 48 hours of undertaking the work provide the Green copy to the person on whose behalf the work was carried out or the owner of the gas installation and the Blue copy to the gas supplier. You must keep the Pink copy for at least 5 years.