LPG Roadworthy Laws

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 09:42


LPG vehicles all come under one basic standard that they must comply with. The AS/NZS 1425, and if fitted after February 1st 1993, must be fitted with an AS 1425 LPG compliance plate at the time of the conversion, and must have a label fixed conspicuously to the front or rear number plate.


While LPG vehicles are just as safe as your normal petrol vehicles during an accident, the LPG tank itself unlike petrol or diesel vehicle needs to be checked by an authorised LPG inspection centre every 10 years. This is all part and parcel of the AS/NZS 1425 standard and maintaining the roadworthy on the vehicle. Use of a damaged or old cylinder is not only illegal it can be potentially fatal, apart from that driving around with an out of Date LPG cylinder makes your vehicle Unroadworthy.


Apart from having a date of installation of the LPG cylinder showing on the vehicle, the LPG system must be free of leaks, and all components must be secure and free from damage for the and deterioration. If you purchase a vehicle second hand sometimes it is not knows when the LPG cylinder was installed, if this is the case the LPG tank date stamp should be used to determine the date of the installation.


In Victoria to obtain a roadworthy on a vehicle with LPG, the owner of the vehicle must supply vic roads with a LPG/CNG conversion report.


This can be issues by


  • The Automotive Alternative Fuels Registration Board (AAFRB). These are only issued to businesses registered with the AAFRB
  • Other recognised state and territory regulatory authorities
  • Approved Volume Manufacturers eg: Holden, Ford, etc.


to find your closest authorised LPG specialist visit www.carservice.com.au


To find out more about LPG Conversions see -LPG Gas Conversions