AGA is a not-for-profit association with a mission to support efforts of industry in improving the safety, reliability and environmental performance of products for the benefit of the Australian community.
AGA, and its predecessor organisations, date back to 1925 when the National Gas Association (NGA) was formed and the first gas appliance codes were written by the NGA. In 1962, the NGA and the Australian Gas Institute merged to form the Australian Gas Association (AGA). The AGA is a highly regarded not-for-profit association recognised nationally and internationally for its primary safety mission.
Since 1962, AGA has been involved in the development and continuous improvement of its services, simultaneously playing a key role in assisting the gas and related industries develop highly regarded safety standards for testing and certifying domestic, commercial and industrial appliances, components and other ancillary equipment.
Safety motivated projects such as the AGA Listed Gas Fitter Scheme exists to promote consumer safety and the need for regular gas appliance servicing.
The assets and income of AGA shall be applied solely to further its objects and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the organisation except as genuine compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the organisation.
“To provide high quality competitive certification services to industry and regulatory authorities and contribute to the safety, reliability and energy efficiency of gas and related products sold to Australian & international consumers”
The AGA Constitution defines the organisation, its purpose and how it evolves. It is a key document and includes requirements that help ensure key stakeholder feedback into AGA activities