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What to do in a gas emergency

If there is a fire call 000 immediately.


To report gas leaks or other gas emergencies, call the emergency number on your gas bill for assistance at any time.

If it is safe to do so

  • Attempt to extinguish flames using a fire blanket or an appropriate extinguisher.
  • Turn off the gas at the gas meter or cylinder.

Never ignore your senses.

If you smell gas, take the following precautions

  • Turn off the gas at the meter (natural gas users) or at the tank or cylinder (LP gas users) – only if safe to do so.
  • Extinguish all flames and do not smoke or strike matches.
  • Do not operate electrical switches or devices.
  • If inside a building or home, open doors and windows to ventilate the area.
  • Keep people away from the affected area.

Natural gas leaks

If you suspect the escape of natural gas within your home, contact your gas distributor immediately. Their contact details will be on your last gas bill.

 Multinet GasAustralian Gas NetworksAusNet Services
Faults and emergencies132 6911800 427 532136 707
General inquiries  1300 887 5011300 001 001 1300 360 795

Who is my gas distributor?

There are three gas distributors in Victoria. Each is responsible for a separate geographic region of Victoria.

Each distributor provides information on their website to assist customers in determining whether you are in their area.

LP Gas leaks

Most LP Gas storage cylinders and tanks show the name of the gas supplier and emergency contact details. Keep these details close at hand and use them if you suspect your cylinder or tank is leaking.

For information on preparing the LP gas or natural gas in your house or business for bushfires, click here.