There is a lot more to LPG than you might think.
Please see What is LPG?
Properties of LPG including specific gravity, boiling point, vapour expansion, energy content, combustion facts, flame temperature, flash point & more…
Please see LPG Gas Physical Properties
Learn about the sources and the production process for LPG.
Please see Where LPG Comes From & How is it Made
Unlike water, 1kg of LPG does NOT equal 1L of LPG. Use the handy conversion table that includes all common gas bottle sizes.
LPG and natural gas are similar but not interchangeable.
The uses for LPG are in the hundreds, if not thousands.
Please see Uses of LPG
Learn the history of LPG.
Please see History and Origin of LPG Gas
The LPG you get is of the highest quality, as LPG quality problems are rare. Find out how it’s done.
Please see The Importance of a Blue Flame
Please see Propane & LPG – What’s what?
Please see Liquid vs Vapour LPG – Learn the Difference
Please see the information you need to know if you are a New User of Home LPG
Please see How to Compare LPG Gas Suppliers
To add LPG to your home, you engage a licensed gas fitter to install the gas regulator, changeover valve and the “pigtails”.
The gas fitter also connects the gas line from the regulator to your appliance(s).
These components and the appliances are your property.
Please see How To Add LPG Gas to Your Home for more details
The cost of the installation includes regulator, valve, pigtails, the gas line to the appliances and the cost of the gas fitter’s labour.
The cost will vary by the length of the gas line required between the regulator and the appliances and the individual gas fitter.
The cost of having a gas fitter install gas is typically in the $550 to $900 range.
You do not need to buy gas bottles. Elgas owns and provides the gas bottles. There is a small annual service charge that is typically less than $50 for the average gas bottle.
Please also see:
Elgas prides itself on its Surety of Supply.
Elgas has flexible access to many LPG sources, including imports, to help maintain supply security.
Our main supply terminals include a dedicated facility at Dandenong, in Victoria, and an LPG storage cavern at Port Botany in Sydney.
We also have Australia’s largest fleet of LPG delivery vehicles to ensure a continuous flow of LPG to and through the Elgas supply network.
We supply LPG to most parts of Australia through strategically located depots and Customer Service Centres that provide localised service.
Gas bottles range from small portable cylinders to large tanks and bulk storage vessels. LPG gas bottles are typically steel vessels for storing the common LPG gases, propane or butane. Homes and small businesses typically use either a 45kg gas bottle, 90 kg gas bottle or the larger 210kg LPG gas bottle sizes (gas cylinder sizes) and cylinder capacity.
High volume users have the larger LPG gas tank sizes (LPG tank sizes).
BBQ gas bottle sizes come in 4kg & 9kg gas bottle dimensions, cylinder capacity & gas bottle sizes (propane gas bottle sizes). Small LPG gas bottles are portable, as used in camping.
Please see LPG Gas Bottle-Cylinder Sizing for Homes
Yes. There are exclusion zones based on wall openings, drains and ignitions sources to determine how far or how close a gas bottle-cylinder can be.
Ignition sources include air conditioners and other electrical items as well as your BBQ and patio heater.
Please see LPG Gas Bottle-Cylinder Placement Guide with helpful diagrams
Please see Home LPG Gas Regulators and Fittings
Please see POL Valves & POL Cylinders Explained
Please see 6 Fast & Easy Ways to Order Home LPG
Yes, we offer new customers an LPG Gas Bottle Welcome Package that includes $80 worth of gas account credits.
Please follow these simple LPG gas home delivery rules of thumb or guidelines to help ensure problem-free delivery:
Elgas has two methods of delivering LPG to your home:
Automatic Tanker Delivery: Exclusive to Elgas, EasyGas™ involves delivery via state of the art tankers, which refill your cylinders on site.
You won’t have to remember to order LPG and there’s no more replacement of cylinders.
Elgas monitors your usage and schedules regular tanker deliveries to suit your needs.
It truly is EFFORTLESS LPG™
Cylinder Exchange Program: In cases where we are unable to deliver via tanker, we deliver cylinders to your home.
Ideally, with two cylinders connected, we’re able to replace one, when empty, ensuring you always have enough supply.
Please see more details of Your LPG Gas Supply Options
For detailed instructions see How Much Gas is Left in the Gas Bottle
Please see Tips for Not Running Out of Gas so you never run out again!
Please see 2 Gas Bottles are Better than 1
For a reference chart with examples for various appliances and for multiple appliance homes:
Please see How Long Do 45kg Gas Bottles Last
If they run out of gas, some homeowners try to connect a 9 kg BBQ gas bottle as a temporary measure.
Elgas does NOT recommend this practice, as it can be very hazardous.
Customers should contact Elgas in all out-of-gas situations.
Please see FAQs for Moving Home with LPG Gas when you are ready to move
If used and handled in accordance with prescribed procedures LPG is safe.
As with electricity, natural gas, petroleum and other household chemicals, care should always be taken when using LPG.
Elgas has established an unrivalled reputation for safety, from regular compliance checks of your cylinders to the comprehensive safety and maintenance schedule of our tankers.
Our LPG Gas & Safety page provides detailed information.
Please see The Smell of Safety – Odourised Gas
Gas bottles must be used and stored upright for safety reasons.
All home and BBQ gas bottles are fitted with pressure relief valves, which are designed to safely release gas in the event that the gas bottle becomes hot and the pressure becomes too great.
The pressure relief valves are incorporated into the main valve, which is at the top of the bottle.
Inside the bottle, the LPG exists as a liquid at the bottom and gas vapour at the top. Keeping the bottle upright ensures that the safety valve is not immersed in the liquid and is located in the vapour space, as it is not designed to vent liquid.
Please see Indoor Storage of LPG Gas Bottles
Yes, when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Also, please see 25 LPG Gas Heater Safety Tips
Please see Victoria Gas Heater Regulations explained
Please see LPG Bushfire Safety
The price of LPG varies on a monthly basis based on a range of international and local market factors.
Please see Australian LPG Pricing Explained
Please see Service Charge Explained
Autogas is typically a different type of gas, with a percentage mix of Butane. But the pricing is mainly based on the volume used.
Service stations purchase their LPG in large volumes, storing up to 65,000 litres at a time and refilling frequently.
The cost of delivery is also VERY different.
With Autogas, we can deliver an entire tanker full of gas within a couple of hours.
With home delivery, that same amount of gas could take many days to deliver.
Also, remember that with Autogas, you go to the gas and you provide the labour to fill your tank instead of having the gas brought to your home and having someone else do the filling.
You can access our Online Services that allows you to source your up-to-date account information, order gas and make online payments, check delivery dates, leave special delivery instructions and more.
No special password required for residential customers. Just enter your customer number and surname and you are ready to go!
Convenient options including Direct Debit, Online, BPAY, Pay-By-Phone, pay at Australia Post, Pay-By-Mail or pay in person at your local branch.
Please see Your LPG Gas Payment Options
Please see Gas Appliance Certification & Labelling
Please see Star Ratings for Gas Hot Water Heater Systems or
Please see Gas Appliance Maintenance & Service Guide
Please see Gas Heater Reviews by Type & Price
Please see Gas Fireplace Reviews by Type & Price
Please see Comparing Flued and Unflued Gas Heaters
Please see Gas Heater Sizing Facts
Please see Gas Heat vs Reverse Cycle Heating
Please see Gas Hot Water System Sizing Facts
Please see Tankless Water Heaters Explained
No. Gas appliances are manufactured for use with only one gas and will not work safely with the other gas.
Never attempt to connect a gas appliance to the wrong type of gas, as it can be extremely hazardous.
However, in many cases, they can be converted.
Elgas offers a broad range of LPG appliances from leading manufacturers like Rinnai, Bosch and Paloma. You can browse through our entire range with our Online LPG Gas Appliance Catalogue.
Also view our BBQ Gas FAQs