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


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

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Act(s) name

Pipelines Act 2005 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Pipelines Regulations 2017 VIC

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Contact details

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Energy Safe Victoria

Operating address: Level 5
4 Riverside Quay
Southbank, Victoria 3006
Mailing address: PO BOX 262
Collins Street West, Victoria 8007
Phone: 1800 652 563
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