Certificate of Compliance for Domestic Solid Fuel Heaters - New South Wales


You may need this certificate if you have designed or manufactured a domestic solid fuel heater. Each heater model sold in NSW must have a certificate of compliance. The certificate is required for slow combustion type domestic solid fuel heaters as they have the potential to emit significant amounts of smoke if not designed and operated correctly.

A certificate of compliance certifies that the heater has been tested in accordance with the Australian Standard and therefore meets the emissions limits outlined in the standard. These certificates are issued on the basis of test results from an accredited laboratory.

This certificate does not apply to the wholesale and retail sale of heaters of the following kind:

  • masonry appliances built on site
  • central heating appliances
  • cooking stove appliances as defined in Australian Standard 4013
  • appliances intended for use solely for heating water
  • appliances intended for use solely for distributing heat through ducts
  • pellet heaters.

Service type


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Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a certificate of compliance, the heater must meet the emissions limits Australian Standards.


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Act(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2022 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Environment Protection Authority

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