gas disconnection process

Are you a homeowner looking to disconnect your gas supply but feeling overwhelmed by the process? With many factors at play, including safety considerations and legal requirements, gas disconnection can seem daunting.

So, let’s demystify the process.

This blog will guide you through each step of the procedure, unravelling complexities and making it easy for you to navigate shutting off gas appliances and supplies for good. Stick around as we break down what’s involved in disconnecting your gas service safely and efficiently.

How the Gas Disconnection Process Works

A gas disconnection occurs when you stop your gas service by cutting off the supply and associated appliances. There are many reasons for this, with many to do with opting for more efficient renewable energy solutions instead of relying on the gas network.

Steps for Gas Disconnection

To begin the gas disconnection process, you must contact your energy provider and schedule a disconnection with Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting.

Once scheduled, the disconnection will involve various steps, such as obtaining necessary permits, shutting off the gas supply, removing and sealing any gas pipes or meters, and conducting a final meter reading.

A Note On Legalities

Getting your gas cut off is a big deal and there are laws around who can handle anything to do with a permanent gas disconnection in Canberra. Either way, you must speak with your energy provider and our experts to ensure the process is carried out legally and professionally.

This is part of the law set out by the ACT Government, and harsh penalties apply, even if you conduct a temporary disconnection on your home.

Schedule a Disconnection Now

To schedule a gas disconnection with Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting, all you need to do is call us. We specialise in gas disconnection works and offer competitive rates for these services, so you can get back to enjoying your all-electric or solar-powered home.

We make the process as simple as possible and provide dedicated plumbers who will be your single point of contact throughout the coordination and updates.

Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting is here to help, from getting a free quote to completing the disconnection.

Costs Associated with Gas Disconnection

Disconnecting your gas supply may involve certain costs that you should be aware of. The overall cost will depend on various factors such as the scope of work required and any additional services needed, like appliance disconnection (e.g., induction cooktops, water heating or heat pump technology), property demolition or meter removal.

It’s important to note that once the gas pipe is disconnected, it cannot be reconnected in the future without making a new application for a gas connection.

Call Now for Your Gas Disconnection

Need to disconnect your gas supply? Look no further than Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting. They specialise in gas disconnection services, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.

With our expertise, you can trust that your gas supply will be safely disconnected within a reasonable timeframe. Plus, we offer competitive quotes, so you know exactly what to expect regarding the cost of the disconnection.

Remember, once your gas pipe is disconnected, it cannot be reconnected without a new application for a future gas connection. 

So why wait? Give Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting a call today!

Key Takeaways

  • Gas disconnection stops your gas service altogether and is usually used when moving over to using efficient electric appliances instead.
  • To disconnect your gas supply, you must contact your gas provider and schedule a disconnection with a trusted plumbing and gasfitting service. The process involves obtaining permits, shutting off the gas supply, removing and sealing off pipes or meters, conducting a final meter reading, and following legal requirements set by the Australian Energy Regulator.
  • The timeline for gas disconnection varies but usually takes four to ten weeks from start to completion. Reconnecting your gas supply requires applying for a new connection. Costs associated with disconnection depend on factors such as the scope of work required and any additional services needed, like property demolition or meter removal.


1. How do I disconnect gas from my home?

To disconnect gas from your home, locate the main shut-off valve and turn it off. It is usually located near the gas meter or where the gas enters your property. Note that this is illegal to do unless you are a licenced plumber or gasfitter.

2. Can I disconnect gas myself?

No, it is not recommended to disconnect gas yourself as it can be dangerous and it’s also illegal. It’s best to contact a professional plumber or your local utility company to handle the disconnection process safely.

3. What precautions should I take when disconnecting gas?

When disconnecting gas, ensure that all pilot lights are extinguished and avoid using any open flames or electrical devices that could create a spark. Additionally, follow any safety guidelines provided by your local utility company.

4. Do I need to notify anyone before disconnecting the gas?

Yes, it’s important to notify your local utility company before disconnecting the gas to ensure proper procedures are followed and for them to update their records for all Australian homes accordingly.