AS 1596 the Storage and Handling of LP Gas - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with this standard if you are involved in the installation, connection, repair, maintenance or operation of consumer piping systems or appliances. This code sets out the requirements for LP (Liquid Phase) gas storage and handling in relating to:

  • Design;
  • Construction;
  • Commissioning;
  • Fire protection;
  • Impact protection; and
  • Leakage testing.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Gas Safety Act 2000 ACT

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Planning and Land Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing Unit

Planning and Land Authority

Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address: Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Fax: 02 6207 1925