Energy Safe Victoria
Let's help you see the right content.

Please make a selection

We are using cookies.

Energy Safe Victoria uses cookies to help give you the best possible user experience. By continuing to browse this site you give consent for cookies to be used.


AS/NZS 5601.2 Draft for public comment

AS/NZS 5601.2 Gas Installations-LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes

The public comment draft for the revision of AS/NZS5601.2 was published on 21 November 2019. Some significant changes proposed include:

  • Clarification of the definition of an ‘ignition source’ and how this applies to electrical equipment that is ‘non-sparking by nature’ or ‘encapsulated’.
  • Definition for a ‘domestic caravan’.
  • Correct orientation of LPG cylinders on caravan drawbars to allow for cylinder relief valve venting.
  • Prohibiting the installation of in-situ fill cylinders in caravans.
  • New clearance requirements in respect to ignition sources around cylinders mounted on the draw-bar of domestic caravans.
  • Clarification of when access to internal cylinder compartment in caravans is permitted.
  • Prohibition on the installation of press-fit end connectors in caravans and boats.
  • Minimum clearance from cooking appliances to rangehoods aligned with international clearance requirements for rangehoods.
  • Updated pipe sizing tables.
  • New informative appendix on purging.

The public comment draft can be found via Standards Australia. The closing date for public comment is 23 January 2020.