AGA is a not-for-profit industry association and above all provides safety assurance and energy efficiency services. Some of these services include the certification of gas and related products as well as product testing and instrument calibration
AGA is the leader of Gas Certification in Australia. We assess each gas product in accordance with relevant Standards and a gas certificate of compliance is issued for compliant products. When we originally created the gas certification scheme in 1962, it was named the AGA gas approval scheme. Most importantly, the gas safety of appliances and their compliance is our number one objective.
In addition to gas certification, we also certify plumbing products (WaterMark), electrical products, liquid petroleum gas cylinders, disposable gas 220g cartridges and gas cylinder test stations. Furthermore, these accredited certification schemes range from Systems 1 to 5 in accordance with AS/NZS 17065. As a result, some of the functions we conduct include, on-site audits, inspections and testing.
AGA has a long and proud history of serving the Australian gas industry dating back to 1925 as Australia’s membership gas industry association. Further, we have been known as the AGA since 1962, when the National Gas Association and the Australian Gas Institute merged. It’s important to note the many reasons we were created. The most noteworthy include, the development of our gas Standards, approval of gas products, promoting the gas industry, and above all, being the gas industry membership association of Australia. Indeed, given our roots and make up in being not-for-profit and membership based, our primary objective is “safety” and not “profit” driven. In order to cater for our member needs, we have broadened our operations in recent years to provide safety assurance and energy efficiency services for some non-gas products.