Why You Should Read This First …

Our website will save you money – lots of money – if you use it correctly

It was launched in May 2016 – hence the calendar illustration.

We had the choice of a website or an app. We chose a website because, on laptops and pads, the bigger screens are so much easier to see. This appeals to seniors like Barbara and me.

In Australia, the two most popular camping and BBQ gas bottle sizes are the POL design 9kg and 4.5kg sizes*.  This website will, very quickly, help you find the cheapest refills or swaps right around Australia – over 3,500 outlets as at 1st March 2020.

*Important note regarding size: Don’t be confused. Swap bottle retailers call the above sizes 8.5kg and 4.0kg.  However, they are usually interchangeable with 9kg and 4.5kg size bottles. The main concern for us owners of caravans, motorhomes and other RVs is that they be a specific height or diameter to fit in our bottle cages or gas lockers.

In METAL gas bottles, there is no such thing as a SWAP ONLY bottle.

Even if at some time they have passed through a swap outlet, ALL metal ‘POL’ bottles can be refilled. However, to be refilled they must be in good condition and be date-stamped less than 10 years ago. The refiller has the final say. Now let’s show you how to save money:

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So let’s get started using this website…

On all devices – laptops, notepads, phones – enter a postcode, town or suburb where you are now, or where you plan to go, and click “Find Locations’.

A postcode is the best – fewer characters to enter and less chance of a spelling error. However, if a postcode is not known or you are unsure of the spelling, use Google Maps first to check.

In several seconds – slower in poor reception areas – a large map will appear showing different coloured pins. If you now scroll down below the map, details relating to each of those pins will be listed.

This is where our website has it all over small-screen apps. In an unfamiliar territory, where there are many resellers, sometimes it is almost impossible to find suburbs and towns.  However with our website once you nominate a town or suburb this symbol will appear making it so much easier to find what you are looking for. yellow-marker

Now, if you scroll back up to the map, the address you have selected will be highlighted, enabling it to be easily identified among the maze of pins.

COLOUR OF PINS:

GREEN pins indicate outlets where staff will refill your bottles – usually the cheapest way to buy gas. Sometimes, especailly when the resller is busy, you may have to wait. It is wise to ring ahead and check this.

YELLOW pins indicate resellers who have swaps and also do refills.

BRIGHT RED pins are for resellers who only swap bottles. We are not permitted to use the term ‘Swap ‘N’ Go’. That is a registered trade name.

PALE RED pins are entries needing verification.

BLACK pins – well – just click on them for an explanation!

That’s how it all should work!

We use ‘Google Maps’ but occasionally we find their pins are incorrectly placed. So if you come across any such location, please tell us so we can advise Google. To do that click here

More volunteers needed

The 3,500+ entries in our database have been sourced and provided by volunteers. Updating that database is a huge job. To encourage more volunteers, each month we conduct a random draw for a sponsored prize valued currently at $89.95. Click here for more details.

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 receive them. Obviously prices do fluctuate, especially in the LPG industry. Therefore be guided by the date shown on each listing. Those not updated in recent times must be taken as a guide only.

Remember, it is the prerogative of every retailer to charge for gas whatever price he/she chooses. It is YOUR prerogative, as a gas buyer, to pay or not to pay that price.  If the price we show IS different, immediately report it here so we can update the entry.

We accept no responsibility for errors or omissions. All material appearing on the site is copyright protected.

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21/02/2020 – Marion Carroll wrote:

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to save lots of money.