Kitchen appliance regulations

Buying and fitting major kitchen appliances isn't always as easy as just putting them where they'll fit and plugging them in. There are some very strict regulations in place in Australia to determine where your appliances can go, how much space they'll need for safety or ventilation, and when and under what circumstances you'll need a licensed electrician or gasfitter.

Read on to find out more about kitchen appliance regulations, and how they'll affect your kitchen design or build.

Distance between water and power points

Regulations in Australia restrict where you're able to position power points in relation to sinks and taps. Find out what the rules say, and how far your power points will need to be from your kitchen sink.

Gas installation and use

There are special laws and regulations in place in Australia that control to how gas appliances should be chosen, who can install them and who can maintain them. Here's what you need to know.

Dishwasher installation guidelines and regulations

Because they use both water and electricity, there are certain rules and regulations that apply to how a dishwasher can be installed in your house. These exist to prevent damage to your house, and to keep you safe.

Cooktop and oven installation requirements

Cooktop and oven installation requirements

How your oven, cooktop and rangehood are installed (and who they're installed by) are fairly strictly regulated in Australia, for obvious reasons. Here's a run-down of the kinds of considerations that need to be met.