The compliance framework for gas installations and networks is contained in Acts, regulations and standards.

The Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 require gas work to be carried out safely, and for the completed work to be safe.

There is a general obligation on everyone who designs, constructs, maintains, uses or manages a gas distribution system to ensure the distribution system is safe. Owners and operators of major gas supply systems are required to implement and maintain a Safety Management System (SMS).

The majority of technical rules for installations are contained within AS/NZS 5601. This includes testing and commissioning.

Requirements for certification are contained in the Regulations.