BBQ gas cylinders are changing
New, safer valves phasing in from 1 April 2021
When you next exchange your BBQ or outdoor gas appliance LPG cylinder, it may have a new type of valve.
From 1 April 2021 new cylinder valves, known as the LCC27, are being phased in for leisure LPG cylinders – those smaller than 10Kg.
The steady phasing in of this new valve type is the culmination of several years of collaboration between State and Territory regulators and the gas energy industry to deliver consumers a safer connection to BBQs and domestic outdoor gas appliances. Safety features include a gas cut-off, ensuring gas does not flow if the hose is disconnected from your gas appliance.
You won’t have to replace your BBQ though, as the new valve works with your current hose assembly, and is easy to connect.
Later in the year, gas appliances with new hose connections will be phased in as well.