The website was launched in May 2016 – hence the calendar illustration.
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 bottle sizes are the POL design 9 kg* and 4.5 kg* sizes. This website will, very quickly, help you find the cheapest refills or swaps of those bottle sizes right around the continent – over 3,500 as at 1st December 2019.
*Important note regarding size: Swap bottle retailers advertise the above-mentioned sizes as 8.5 kg and 4.0 kg (even 3.75 kg). But don’t be confused. They equal the above sizes in content weight.
Even if at some time in their life, they have passed through a swap outlet, ALL metal ‘POL’ bottles can be refilled. However, they must be in good condition and and date-stamped less than 10 years ago. The refiller has the final say.Read More
On all devices – laptops, notepads, phones – enter 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. If postcode is not known or you are unsure of spelling, use Google Maps first to check.
In several seconds – slower in poor reception areas – a large map will appear, usually showing many coloured pins. Immediately scroll below the map and look for addresses in or close proximity to the location you seek. Click on one of these.
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.
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!
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
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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