Gas & Hazardous Materials

Gas & Hazardous Materials

All Exhibitors wanting to utilise appliances that require LPG gas cylinders are required to book these through the official plumber F Wood & Son.

Gas appliances will be assessed for approval with venue compliance and safety of patrons the prime concern. The Organiser and Venue (MCEC) reserves the right to accept or reject any application.

Approved Appliances

Click here to familiarise yourself with what appliances are permitted to be used within the Exhibition Centre.


Regulations around the use of LPG cylinders within MCEC have recently been reviewed by Energy Safe Victoria. Please ensure you read the following information to ensure your appliances and usage are compliant:

All Clients or Exhibitors wishing to utilise gas cylinders or appliances must obtain written approval from the organiser and the venue MCEC no less than 28 business days out from the event. Each application will be assessed with the safety of the patrons as its prime concern. The MCEC reserves the right to accept or reject any application.

Gas cylinders delivered onsite may be refused if the delivery was done without prior approval or if the representative of the exhibitor in attendance is not present to accept the cylinders.

The following are general guidelines:

  • Storage cylinders shall not exceed 9 Kg in size.
  • Maximum of 2 per stand.
  • The installation and connection is to be carried out by an installer licensed to carry out such work
  • All LPG cylinders are to have a gas fuse attached
  • Unconnected gas cylinders are to be placed a minimum of 10m from a naked flame
  • A powder fire extinguisher ABE is required in the stand and staff are to be trained in its use
  • All gas cylinders are to be removed from the exhibition area each night and stored in gas cages supplied by the exhibitor.
  • The venue has limited LPG quantities and gas storage cages onsite. Additional cages, which are to be provided by the client, require prior MCEC review.
  • no section of the LPG system is to be accessible to event attendees
  • exhibitors must have access to a copy of the manufacturer’s instructions on site. If a copy cannot be provided, the appliance may not be used until such time the manufacturer’s instructions can be provided.
  • the LPG appliance manufacturer  must attach a compliance plate that identifies the appliance is approved and the specific appliance certificate number. Appliances must also be labelled for any specific condition of use, for example outdoor use only or domestic use.
  • LPG appliances labelled for outdoor use are not permitted.
  • LPG appliances labelled for residential use are not permitted for commercial applications.
  • LPG appliances that are not labelled are not permitted.
  • all stands with LPG are to have Carbon Monoxide monitors fitted
  • Storage limits apply across the exhibition floor and are subject to approval by MCEC
  • Storage cages are not provided by MCEC

Gas cylinders delivered onsite by other suppliers will be denied from the venue.

To ensure compliance with safety regulations, exhibitors are required to submit full details regarding the use of LPG cylinders prior to their event. Each application is assessed with public safety as the prime concern. Any exhibitor requiring use of LPG is required to place an order with our plumber’s F Wood & Son before you get onsite.

Click below to download the Plumbing Order Form: (no later than Monday 12 August 2024)

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