With the new season upon us, ESNZ would like to remind you all to have your gas cylinders regularly tested and to make sure they are approved.
In New Zealand, BBQ gas bottles must be tested every ten years. It is illegal to fill a gas bottle that is past its expiry date but you are allowed to use it, past the expiry date, if it still contains gas.
The original test date is stamped into the neck ring of the BBQ gas bottle by the gas bottle manufacturer. When that test date expires the gas bottle must be re-inspected by a New Zealand certified test station and the neck ring re-stamped and dated.
You can find detailed information on storing and carrying gas here: