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RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES REGULATIONS 2021 - REG 5

Definitions

In these Regulations—

"BCA" means the Building Code of Australia;

"BCA Volume One" means Volume One of the National Construction Code Series including any variations or additions in the Victoria Appendix set out in Schedule 1 to that Volume;

"BCA Volume Two" means Volume Two of the National Construction Code Series including any variations or additions in the Victoria Appendix set out in Schedule 1 to that Volume;

"Building Code of Australia" has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) of the Building Act 1993 ;

Class 1 building has the same meaning as it has in the Building Code of Australia;

Class 2 building has the same meaning as it has in the Building Code of Australia;

"cultivate", in relation to a drug of dependence, has the same meaning as it has in section 70(1) of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 ;

"drug of dependence" has the same meaning as it has in section 4(1) of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 ;

"electrical safety check" means a check of all electrical installations, fixtures and fittings carried out in accordance with section 4 of AS/NZS 3019 "Electrical installations—Periodic verification", as published or amended from time to time;

Reg. 5 def. of gas installation inserted by S.R. No. 35/2022 reg. 5(1).

"gas installation" has the same meaning as it has in the Gas Safety Act 1997 ;

Reg. 5 def. of gas safety check amended by S.R. No. 35/2022 reg. 5(2).

"gas safety check" means—

        (a)     the following gas installation checks—

              (i)     that LPG cylinders and associated gas components are installed correctly;

              (ii)     that appliance gas isolation valves are installed where required by AS/NZS 5601.1 "Gas installations", as published or amended from time to time;

              (iii)     that gas appliances and their components are accessible for servicing and adjustment;

              (iv)     that the gas installation is electrically safe;

              (v)     that clearances from appliances to combustible surfaces are in accordance with installation instructions and AS/NZS5601.1 "Gas installations", as published or amended from time to time;

              (vi)     that there is adequate ventilation for appliances to operate safely;

              (vii)     that gas appliances (including cookers) are adequately restrained from tipping over;

              (viii)     checking the condition of gas appliance flue systems including chimneys;

              (ix)     checking gas appliances for evidence of certification; and

        (b)     testing gas installations for leakage; and

        (c)     for a standard gas installation, servicing all Type A gas appliances that are part of that installation;

Note

See regulation 12(4) of the Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2018 , which prescribes a standard under section 72 of the Gas Safety Act 1997 for servicing work carried out on a Type A gas appliance that is part of a standard gas installation. Section 72 of the Gas Safety Act 1997 requires that a person carrying out gasfitting work ensure that the work complies with the standards and requirements prescribed under that Act in relation to that work.

"habitable room" has the same meaning as it has in the Building Code of Australia;

Reg. 5 def. of licensed gasfitter inserted by S.R. No. 35/2022 reg. 5(1).

"licensed gasfitter "has the same meaning as it has in the Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2018 ;

"municipal building surveyor" has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) of the Building Act 1993 ;

"national broadband network" has the same meaning as it has in section 5 of the National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011 of the Commonwealth;

"National Construction Code Series" has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) of the Building Act 1993 ;

"owners corporation" has the same meaning as it has in section 3 of the Owners Corporations Act 2006 ;

"pool barrier compliance check" means an inspection of a swimming pool barrier that resulted in a certificate of pool and spa barrier compliance being issued for that barrier in accordance with Division 5 of Part 9A of the Building Regulations 2018;

Reg. 5 def. of registered gasfitter inserted by S.R. No. 35/2022 reg. 5(1).

"registered gasfitter "has the same meaning as it has in the Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2018;

"registered housing association" has the same meaning as it has in section 4(1) of the Housing Act 1983 ;

"registered housing provider" has the same meaning as it has in section 4(1) of the Housing Act 1983 ;

"registered place" means a place included in the Heritage Register within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Heritage Act 2017 ;

"relevant building surveyor" has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) of the Building Act 1993 ;

"relocatable swimming pool" has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) of the Building Act 1993 ;

Reg. 5 def. of standard gas installation inserted by S.R. No. 35/2022 reg. 5(1).

"standard gas installation" has the same meaning as it has in the Gas Safety Act 1997 ;

"swimming pool" has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) of the Building Act 1993 ;

"the Act" means the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 ;

"traffick", in relation to a drug of dependence, has the same meaning as it has in section 70(1) of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 ;

Reg. 5 def. of Type A gas appliance inserted by S.R. No. 35/2022 reg. 5(1).

"Type A gas appliance" means a Type A appliance within the meaning of the Gas Safety Act 1997 ;

"water efficient shower head "means a shower head with a water efficiency rating of 3 stars or greater as determined in accordance with AS/NZS 6400, "Water efficient products—Rating and labelling", as issued, published or remade from time to time.



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