The website was launched in May 2016. Prior to that, we had a Facebook page, which is still our “social media” or “general discussion” page.
A website, or app, is so much more user-friendly than a Facebook page, but each has its place in the scheme of things.
In Australia, the two most popular camping and BBQ gas bottles are the POL design 9 kg* and 4.5 kg* sizes. This website will, very quickly, help you find the cheapest refills and swaps of those bottle sizes right around the continent.
On our homepage, go to the red ‘Find Locations‘ panel …
Into the box to the left, enter the town (or its postcode) where you are now, or a town (postcode) where you plan to go. Be sure you spell town name correctly or have the correct postcode.
Almost instantly Google’s powerful search engine SHOULD list your options, both as red pins on a map and as a list under the map.
We say ‘SHOULD’ because in areas of poor internet/phone reception, it may take time for the data to appear. So please be patient if you see the data loading bar is slow.
Additionally there may be some spots in remote or sparsely populated areas that do not register.
Occasionally, the red pins on the map are not positioned accurately. We have little control over this. Google’s Australian map search techniques are improving all the time, but still have a little way to go. So if you come across such locations please tell us so we can advise Google. to do that Click Here
We know users will experience a few glitches at first. Sometimes you have to experiment with your entries. But please be patient – we will sort out all problems as quickly as we can.
Remember, this is a free service provided by volunteers and we know of no alternative as good.
If you live outside Australia, there is no point in you joining the Facebook group. We are a co-operative group. Members are encouraged to supply details of their bottled gas purchases. Obviously, overseas residents cannot do that.
So, while this is a WORLD-WIDE WEBSITE and welcomes everyone, especially those planning to visit Australia, we regret that our FACEBOOK SITE is for Australian residents only. We have a large team of volunteers who monitor every membership applicant and quickly reject those who do not qualify.
Sorry … but those are the rules!
So, Australian residents only, Click Here to visit the Facebook site and then click the “JOIN” box to request membership.
ALWAYS ASK THE PRICE BEFORE THE RETAILER FILLS YOUR BOTTLE
Disclaimer: This site is privately owned and independently operated by Gordon and Barbara Campbell. All prices quoted are checked, by telephone, with retailers at the time we first receive them. However, we acknowledge that prices do fluctuate. Therefore you must be guided by the date listed on each entry. Entries not updated in recent times must be taken as a guide only.
Above all, please DO NOT ABUSE retailers charging a higher price than the one we quote.
It is the prerogative of every retailer to charge whatever price he/she chooses. It is your prerogative, as the buyer, to pay or not to pay the price being asked. If the price IS different to the one we quote, immediately report it here
We accept no responsibility for errors or omissions. All material appearing on the site is copyright protected.
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