We manage the gas distribution network across western Victoria. You don’t pay your bills to us, but we can help you get connected.
Whether you’re looking to add to an existing property or install a new natural gas connection, we’re here to help.
Standard domestic new gas connections involve two stages. The first stage involves the service line connection (steps 1 – 6). The second involves connecting the gas meter (steps 7 – 11). The steps are shown below.
If the site is ready, we aim to complete the service line installations within 20 business days of receiving your Service Connection Request (SCR). Gas meter connections are completed within 2 business days of receiving your Meter Fix Request (MFX).
Find out if natural gas is available at your property using our Listing Database, Cost Calculator or ask your Retailer.
Choose your gas appliances so that we connect the right service for your needs.
Make sure your property is ready for service connection.
See Site Readiness Guide.
Request a service line installation with your preferred Retailer.
AusNet Services checks that the site is ready for connection and that the meter location is compliant.
If the site is ready and the meter location is compliant, AusNet Services installs the gas service line.
Your plumber installs the gas appliances and then lodges a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) with the VBA.
Request the meter installation with your Retailer. You will need the CoC and Plumber's Licence number.
If the site is ready and the meter position is compliant, AusNet Services installs the gas meter.
Your plumber makes sure your gas appliances are working and safe to use.
Start using your new natural gas. Enjoy!
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