The best gas fitters in Canberra

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Tony from Jet Blast Plumbing, one of Canberra’s most recommended gas fitters. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

If you’ve ever needed a gas fitting, you know how important choosing the right company is for your safety. Gas is highly flammable and you don’t want it leaking in or around your home.

Working with gas and gas fittings is dangerous which is why you need a skilled, experienced, licensed, and competent gas fitter on board to help with service, maintenance, repair or a new installation.

Great gas fitters are highly trained and skilled at working with your gas appliances and systems, whether that’s your cook-tops, stoves, gas cookers, water boilers or BBQs. They’re licensed and specialise in working with gas lines and appliances, to protect you and your property.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a gas fitter, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great gas fitter?

Choosing a fully qualified and experienced gas fitter can provide you with peace of mind. Safety is their priority.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a gas fitter.

  • Trained, licensed and experienced. The best gas fitters have been formally trained. They’re licensed and have years of experience. They’re trained on how to correctly and safely install gas appliances for long-term use and can detect and remedy any faults. Never use a gas fitter who doesn’t have a current license with a professional body.
  • Safety-conscious. Defective or improperly installed gas fittings can put you, your family, and your home at risk. Top-quality gas fitters are incredibly safety conscious and will go above and beyond to ensure everything is working as it should be.
  • Well-priced. Price is always an important factor to consider. While competitive pricing is always a selling point, if someone quotes a rock-bottom price it could be that it’s too good to be true.
  • Reliable. The best tradespeople, including gas fitters, always show up on time and work promptly. They never keep you waiting around.
  • Insured. Gas isn’t something to muck around with. It can be dangerous. Make sure your gas fitter is properly insured to take care of any damage or injury that could happen in and around your property.

The best gas fitters in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Water Tight Canberra

Since 2010, the team at Water Tight Canberra has delivered reliable, long-lasting gas-fitting, plumbing and drainage solutions.

They’re a one-stop shop for all gas appliance servicing, gas appliance installations and gas leak repairs and detection. Their licensed gas fitters can test for, locate, and repair gas leaks, service and repair all gas appliances, replace gas appliances and supply and install new gas appliances.

All of Water Tight Canberra’s gas fitters are licensed in LPG, natural gas and electrical disconnection/reconnect. They are also a national 2019 Telstra Business Award winner.

As satisfied customer Maria Hart wrote on Google, “From the online booking system down to payment, this has been the best tradie experience I've ever had. Full transparency around price and services, excellent communication and Aaron completed the job in no time. They even wore boot covers. Very reasonably priced and professional.”

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ACT licensed plumber: 2017441. Member of Master Plumbers ACT.

Blueline Plumbing & Gas

With six years of community service, Blueline Plumbing & Gas have forged a reputation that is hard to beat. Specialising in residential gas fitting and plumbing, they offer installation, maintenance, repairs, and replacement services for gas systems and appliances.

This award-winning team have received regional recognition as finalists in Canberra’s Local Business Awards, and nationally at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Accolades aside, Blueline Plumbing & Gas are driven by providing exceptional service. From their friendly team through to the quality of their work; they are prompt, professional, and leave client's properties in a better condition than they were found.

Blueline Plumbing & Gas also understand the importance of transparency. This means steering clear of short cuts and providing clients with clarity and all possible solutions. Only the best products, parts, and tools are used, ensuring a level of quality that can be depended on. For added convenience Blueline Plumbing & Gas provide a two-hour service window and 30-minute notification period for clients.

Importantly, Blueline Plumbing & Gas is fully licenced and accredited. Services are conducted with safety and regulation first, delivering results first time around. Be it a hot water system, gas heating or appliance, look no further than Blueline Plumbing & Gas.

JandS L shared their experience with the team on Google, “Anthony is punctual, friendly and polite, highly efficient and his work is exemplary. We would highly recommend him to do any gas fitting/plumbing. Thanks Anthony it has been a good renovation experience!”

Jet Blast Plumbing

Jet Blast Plumbing is a family owned and run business with more than 25 years of experience servicing Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounds. Tony is quick to respond to all gas fitting, repairs or installations, as well as plumbing needs, and always strives to arrive on time (if not before). Tony takes pride in providing personal and prompt customer service and quality workmanship on all jobs.

No job is too big or too small for Jet Blast Plumbing. The friendly, experienced and qualified team includes an expert gas plumber and assists with safe and proper gas appliance installation, gas repairs, and gas metre issues, including leak detection.

Another advantage is that Jet Blast Plumbing offers customers a $0 call out fee (some conditions apply) and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tony ensures Jet Blast Plumbing provides free quotes, and quickly, with no hidden surprises.

As satisfied customer Vanessa Clark wrote on Google, “I submitted a query via the webpage, got a call within 5 minutes and within 15 minutes Tony was already at my place … Will definitely be calling again next time I need a plumber!”

ACT Licensed Plumber: 2018299.

MSJ Plumbing Group

MSJ Plumbing Group is a family owned and operated company with more than 30 years of handling plumbing and gas fitting and fixing in Canberra and surrounding region.

All tradesmen working for MSJ Plumbing Group are fully licensed, qualified and certified.

Vanessa Vanderzwart wrote on Google, “Highly recommend! Was super happy with the fast service and affordability compared to other local businesses. Will be using again in the future!”

ACT Licensed Plumber: 2013104. Member of Master Plumbers ACT.

Rydeau Plumbing

Rydeau Plumbing, with 29 years’ experience, provides high-quality gas fitting services seven days a week, for residential and commercial clients. Expert plumbers install, repair and maintain gas hot water systems, gas appliances and fixtures. Work is covered by a lifetime labour guarantee. Trained, licensed and insured plumbers specialise in gas fitting services. Pricing is competitive. A member of the Master Plumbers ACT, Rydeau Plumbing services Canberra and region.

Johanna Young wrote on Google, “Wonderfully helpful with our gas leak emergency … highly recommend this company.”

If you’re looking for more was to integrate gas into your home, you might like what our articles on the best ducted gas heating services or the best kitchen renovators in Canberra has to offer.

Or, if you’re looking for more specialised plumbing services, check out our other articles on the best plumbers, the best emergency plumbers, the best blocked drain plumbers, the best commercial plumbers, the best toilet repair specialists and the hot water systems repairers in Canberra.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had gas appliances installed in your Canberra property? Who did you work with? Please, share your experience in the comments area below. Your feedback is extremely valuable.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose the best gas fitter?

First and foremost, your gas fitter should be licensed by a professional body, insured and properly trained. They should also be experienced in the problem you need solved, such as installing gas pipes, converting BBQs to natural gas, maintaining gas appliances, installing new gas appliances or resting and repairing leaks. Do your homework by looking at their website for qualifications and experience. Also be proactive and ask them direct about certification and experience.

Does price matter when choosing the best gas fitter?

The saying "you only get what you pay for" applies to gas fitters as it does any other trade. If someone is quoting a price that seems too good to be true, it's because it probably is. Getting a few quotes is wise and will give you knowledge on what gas fitters charge. If you come across a low price, ask the gas fitter why they are so cheap.

Can I get my plumber to provide gasfitting services?

Some qualified, licensed plumbers can offer gasfitting services but they must be qualified to do so. It's best to ask your plumber if they can provide such services. If they can't, it's best to select a certified gas fitter.

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Hi grunge_hippy,

One of my mate recently bought a property in Belconnen and got a bit of it renovation done. Just make sure who ever you get is a licensed one.

He got quotes from few mob before he finalized with

I am not sure how much they charged but one aspect i personally appreciated was that they took care of the old cook top and hopefully did the right thing.

PS:- gas cooking is awesome if you love cooking, there are few dishes which no matter what you do will never turn out well with proper temperature control.
My 2 cents.

grunge_hippy8:58 pm 10 Aug 09

which is nice… for you. but i have already bought the stove, we have gas to the house, we just need it in the kitchen.

I’ve called those numbers people have recommended, left a message with one, the other didn’t even answer his phone.


Reprobate said :

Think I’ll put the $400 towards an induction electric cooktop instead…

I’ve just done that, and am very happy. A few things steered me away from gas, the first was the cost of installation to where I needed it, the fact that the cooktop would be the only gas appliance I had and the final nail in the coffin was a chef friend recommending induction, and telling me he was about to install it in his new kitchen.

Had it for about 6 weeks now, and am very happy.

Clown Killer6:41 pm 10 Aug 09

Think I’ll put the $400 towards an induction electric cooktop instead…

Not a bad move if you’re not too interetested in a decent cook top. Copper’s expensive, So at 10-bucks a metre I douubt he’e gouging you (too much).

I’m looking to renovate my kichen and go over to a gas cooktop, so a week ago I rang a listing in the Yellow Pages. Cost would be $250 for his callout/hookup plus $10/m for piping. As my piping run would be about 15m from the cooktop to the ducted heater gas line, that’s $400 – assuming it was all good to go for him to do it in one callout (also needs to have splachback tiles removed and a hole in the plasterboard to drill through the noggin – not my head).

Think I’ll put the $400 towards an induction electric cooktop instead…

janeycomelately3:13 pm 10 Aug 09

Try Spencer and Sons plumbing – they are good with fitting gas things, not just unblocking loos.

Peewee Slasher1:17 pm 10 Aug 09

Gungahlin Al. No, I wasn’t being sarcastic. Apologies to all. Try saying it with a silly English voice.

My advice is however, very precise. Certificates must be issued and not all gasfitters remember to do so, and it falls upon the consumer to ride them hard.

I know many gasfitters but am not in a position to recommend any. Nuff said.

grunge_hippy said :

good point…we have a rangehood to put in as well, so a good sparky is needed too!

Casper Electrics quoted me roughly $2000 for major electrical overhaul to 3 phase/kitchen revamp/new circuit board to accommodate increased usage from new induction stove/appliances etc for work done. When the bill turned up after a significant period for $300 less (yes, LESS) than quoted he explained that he didnt need to charge us for that component (long boring story). He could have easily done unnecessary work and billed me for it and I would have been none the wiser. He turned up when he said he would. He explained the process in terms that weren’t patronising or dismissive simply because he had to deal with a female customer. He fixed things that he didnt need to fix (when I changed my mind) and didnt charge extra. All round a decent, pleasant guy to deal with.

Gungahlin Al12:43 pm 10 Aug 09

Peewee Slasher said :

Gas! Ooohhh, very dangerous.

The gasfitter has to give you a gasfitting certificate of compliance for any gas work he does. You can also request a gas inspection by government upon completion of the work on 6205 0517.

Not sure if this is meant to be sarcastic…?

I witnessed a house explode (yes the whole house) due to a gas leak. Felt like it went close to blowing the windows out where I was almost 1km away. By the time we called 000 and got to the house, there was little left of the 4 walls surrounding a whopping great roman candle, and we could only focus on helping the firies find the buried hydrants and save the neighbouring houses. Turned out to be just the gas in the car parked under the house.
Even more bizarre was that the sole occupant somehow managed to get out and past us (must have been through bush in the back) and walked about 4kms into town, then died falling off a bridge…

grunge_hippy11:39 am 10 Aug 09

does anyone who has done this give a rough guess how much it all costs?

Peewee Slasher10:51 am 10 Aug 09

Gas! Ooohhh, very dangerous.

The gasfitter has to give you a gasfitting certificate of compliance for any gas work he does. You can also request a gas inspection by government upon completion of the work on 6205 0517.

Have justed checked our fridge door also, and Evan from Drips & Drains (0418 480 324) was excellent when he installed our gas stove (also bought from Harvey Norman)a couple of years ago.

Would you believe Evan phoned to say he would be 10 mins late for his scheduled appointment with us – what tradie does that?? Top stuff!

grunge_hippy4:43 pm 09 Aug 09

awesome CK. thanks!

Clown Killer4:42 pm 09 Aug 09

we bought it from harvey norman… i doubt they can help

Whatever you do, do not use the people Harvey Norman recommend. We bought an air-conditioner from them a coupleof years ago and got it installed by the people they recommended -an outfit called “The Climate Doctor” – without doubt the least competent bunch of meat-puppets I’ve ever had the displeasure of doing business with.

The good news is, that I’ve been prompted to check the fridge door and I’ve found the magnet for the gas-fitter that I am more than happy to recommend: MK 1 Gas Services. Mark’s number is 02 62477271 or 0411555256.

grunge_hippy4:33 pm 09 Aug 09

if you’re a gas fitter, then yes!!!!

Clown: we bought it from harvey norman… i doubt they can help!!

Perhaps I could help?

Clown Killer2:21 pm 09 Aug 09

I’m guessing that given the nature of gas-fitting the bad ones get blown away pretty quickly!

If you’re not doing a full kitchen rennovation it might pay to consult the people where you bought your oven etc. They may have people that they are prepared to recommend.

grunge_hippy2:09 pm 09 Aug 09

good point…we have a rangehood to put in as well, so a good sparky is needed too!

Gungahlin Al11:36 am 09 Aug 09

Make sure you put in an externally flued hood as well – indoor air pollution from gas appliances is a serious health issue.

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