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Gas safety around the home

One of ESV’s roles is to educate and inform the community about safety issues with gas and electricity, to improve overall safety outcomes for people, property and the environment.

Gas and electricity are inherently dangerous and it’s illegal and potentially fatal for unlicensed and unqualified people to undertake any gasfitting or electrical work.

Homeowners and consumers must always use a qualified and licensed gasfitter.

Information on the following pages includes important safety information and tips to follow for maintaining and using gas appliances safely in the home.

Click on the links below to access the information on these pages.

Financial assistance for the replacement of open flued instantaneous gas water heaters

ESV offers a grant of $500 to contribute to the cost of replacing open flued instantaneous gas water heaters, installed in a toilet or a bathroom in the home.

The use of these water heaters in a confined living space can expose occupants to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

This grant is open to Aged Pension card holders and Healthcare card holders only.

Please complete the Application for Assistance Form and send to ESV for processing.

      Energy Safe Victoria
      PO Box 262,
    Collins Street West VIC 8007

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Contact us

If you have any queries in relation to gas safety in the home, please contact ESV on 03 9203 9700 or by email on