Approval of Type B Gas Appliances - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to manufacture a large industrial or commercial gas appliance. A gas appliance is a gas burning appliance that has been manufactured, adapted or is designed for connection to a consumer piping system. A consumer piping system is a system of pipes, pipe fasteners and things connected to the pipes that is used to carry gas from:

  • The outlet of a meter to measure the consumption of gas on the premises to a gas appliance inlet; or
  • The outlet of a gas storage tank or cylinder to a gas appliance inlet.

A type B appliance means a gas appliance that consumes gas at a rate of 10MJ/h. The gas appliance will be required to comply with the relevant standards and codes of practice. You may not require this approval if the appliance is already approved under a corresponding law.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must provide:

  • An application in writing;
  • Details outlining how the appliance will comply with the relevant standards;
  • The plans, specifications and operating requirements for the appliance; and
  • The details of the person who is responsible for any gasfitting and gas appliance work related to the gas appliance.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Approval of Type B Gas Appliances - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority

Act(s) name

Gas Safety Act 2000 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Gas Safety Regulation 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Unit
Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority

Operating address:
Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601


02 62071923


02 62071925

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