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Safe Communities at ELGAS Lytton

30 Jan, 2023 | ELGAS Updates

In this article:

ELGAS is committed to keeping the communities around the ELGAS Lytton LPG facility safe. Understand our safety measures, emergency protocols, and contact information. Learn about ELGAS’ commitment to protecting our people, the public, and the environment.
ELGAS Lytton

About ELGAS Lytton

ELGAS operates an LPG Storage, filling and distribution site at Lytton in Queensland.
The site has operated since 1984 and operates in parallel with our Pinkenba, QLD site to serve the LPG Market both locally and across QLD.

LPG is regarded as a safe, reliable and easily transportable form of energy. We have the infrastructure and systems in place to protect all our people and the community. Our overarching goal is that everyone goes home safely at the end of each day.

LPG is delivered to the site in road tankers bringing LPG from our Cavern in Sydney, NSW. The gas is pumped to mounded storage tanks on site. It is then pumped into tankers for bulk delivery to customers or other ELGAS sites, or filled into smaller cylinders on-site for distribution to customers.
The site’s main operating hours are weekdays from 7 am to 5 pm, however, some operations extend from early morning to late evening, and on weekends, according to demand.

Safety Case

ELGAS Lytton is classified as a Major Hazard Facility (MHF) under the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011. The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 require MHF sites to develop a Safety Case which demonstrates that:

The site is operated in a safe manner
Measures are in place to prevent and effectively manage major incidents
Risks to personnel and property are reduced so far as reasonably practicable.

We developed our Safety Case in consultation with Workplace Health & Safety Queensland and various internal and external stakeholders. The Safety Case includes information on:

Site details, including hazardous materials, kept on site
Major incident definition and history
Consultation process
Safety assessment process
Safety assessment outcomes
Control measures
Description of Safety Management System
Emergency planning.

In our Safety Case, we demonstrate that:

Hazards on our site have been identified
We have control measures in place to prevent a major incident from occurring
In the unlikely event of an incident occurring, we have controls in place to mitigate the incident and prevent it from escalating.

Further information on Major Hazard Facilities and the Safety Case, in general, can be found at Worksafe.

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In the event of an Emergency

In the unlikely event of an emergency, the site has systems in place to manage the incident and keep our people and the community safe. An emergency alarm (siren) is in place to alert people on-site to execute emergency procedures. In this situation, members of the public do not need to take action but should stay clear of the site and follow the instruction of emergency services. The emergency alarm is tested monthly.
In the unlikely event of a major incident at the ELGAS Lytton Depot, a site representative or Queensland Emergency Services will contact you. If contacted (unless directed otherwise):

  • Stay indoors, close windows and doors, and switch off air conditioners and exhaust fans
  • Prepare to leave the premises
  • Leave if asked to do so by Queensland Emergency Services

Do not try to get closer to the incident. Queensland Police will assume control of any incidents requiring emergency services response. If the site is manned, an initial emergency response will be provided by ELGAS until Queensland Police assume control.


You can contact your local ELGAS on 131 161
ELGAS 24 Hour Emergency Line: 1800 819 783
Emergency Services: 000
QLD Depot Operations Manager: Rodrigo De Luca, (07) 3893 6100
Address: 1 Tanker St, Lytton QLD 4178

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