Australian Standard AS 2885.1-2012 Pipelines - Gas and Liquid Petroleum, Part 1 Design and Construction - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to construct a pipeline. This applies to any pipelines used to carry:

  • petroleum
  • oxygen
  • carbon dioxide
  • hydrogen
  • nitrogen
  • compressed air
  • sulphuric acid
  • methanol.

All pipelines must be constructed in accordance with this standard, and with Australian Standard AS 2885.2. In addition, before commencing construction, you must have a Safety Management Plan. The Plan must contain a construction safety plan prepared in accordance with this Standard.

This standard specifies the requirements for the design and construction of pipelines used for the transmission of liquids such as:

  • natural and manufactured gas
  • liquefied petroleum gas
  • natural gasoline
  • crude oil
  • natural gas liquids
  • liquid petroleum products.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Act(s) name

Pipelines Act 2005 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Pipelines Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Pipelines Regulations 2017 (Victoria)

Contact details

Energy Safe Victoria

Operating address:
Level 5, Building 2
4 Riverside Quay
Southbank Victoria 3006
Mailing address:
PO Box 262
Collins Street West Victoria 8007


1800 652 563


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