LPG bottle labelling | SafeWork SA

In South Australia, from 17 September 2021, most portable Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottles will need special labels. These labels are to warn about the danger of concentrated LPG inhalation.

Summary of labelling requirements

Now required on LPG bottles in South Australia is a WARNING LABEL The label must be affixed to the body of the bottle. The label is to warn about the danger of concentrated LPG inhalation. This applies to bottles with a water capacity between 500mL and 25L. In a nutshell, it is illegal to refill/swap BBQ/camping-type bottles that do not have the warning label.

We repeat – this is law in South Australia from 17 September 2021. The relevant Act of Parliament – just 3 pages – can be seen HERE

The changes apply to any person who sells or supplies LPG in the course of retail trade. Further, the changes apply to all exchange bottles and all decant-filled customer-owned bottles.

Mandatory label design – Wording – Size – Color – Placement

Everything you need to know about the stickers that now MUST be affixed to camping and BBQ-type LPG bottle in SA can be read HERE 

The background to the compulsory sticker story

Paddy’s Law” resulted from lobbying by the parents of a 16-year-old who died after sniffing LPG.

Read this report by Jarrad Delany in the “Port Lincoln Times” on 20 March 2020. https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/6689804/fathers-crusade/

Social media is rife with comments about Paddy’s Law. Many claim it is another example of Australia turning into a “Nanny Country’. What’s more, there have even been complaints about some gas retail outlets charging a fee for the stickers.

However, not being a SA resident, the author of this blog post has no wish to further inflame that controversy.

Worksafe SA LPG Sticker

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