Gas appliance safety
All gas appliances should be tested and maintained by a licensed gasfitter at least once every two years. Find out more on the Energy Safe Victoria website.
If you are unsure if your gas heater is safe, we recommend asking your landlord to get it tested for safety.
Safety alert: gas log fires
On 4 February 2019, ACCC issued a new safety alert for gas log fires. These gas log fires can produce too much carbon monoxide, an odourless, colourless gas that is very dangerous and can be fatal.
The gas log fire models are:
- Regency (Model I31 or F38/FG38 – previously supplied by Masport),
- Real Flame Pyrotech and
- Nectre 2000
You are advised to stop using the heater and follow the steps below.
Safety alert: Vulcan and Pyrox gas heaters
In March 2018, Energy Safe Victoria issued a safety warning for Vulcan Heritage and Pyrox Heritage open-flue gas heaters.
The Vulcan Heritage and Pyrox heaters models of open-flue gas heaters have been reported to leak carbon monoxide.
Exposure to this colourless, odourless and tasteless gas is very dangerous and can be fatal. Anyone who has one of these models of gas heaters is advised to stop using it immediately and follow the steps below.