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What is the cost of reliable gas fittings and piping services?

Last updated: 21st May 2019

Gas fitting and piping services in Australia cost approximately $80/hr. This figure can go for as low as $75/hr for simple gas fitting jobs such as routine maintenance checks of gas appliances. It can also go as high as $90/hr for complex installations and repairs.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Gas Fitters on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Gas fitting and piping prices from real customers

Vincent from Vic: Pipe replacement
He had a damaged water pipe replaced in his home in Kingsbury. The pipe was connected to the hot water system and a part of it was already leaking.
TOTAL COST: $1,100
Ashley from Vic: Gasline replacement
A gasline in her home in Fawkner was leaking so she had it replaced. The 22 m gasline was connected to her hot water system, gas stove, ducted heating, and wall furnace.
TOTAL COST: $1,200
Diane from Qld: Pipe replacement
She had a pipe replaced because it was leaking badly. The pipe was connected to the hot water system in her home in Manly West.
TOTAL COST: $2,000
Siva from NSW: Pipe replacement
The drainage at her home in Girraween was blocked so she had the pipes replaced.
TOTAL COST: $4,200
Ethan from NSW: Pipe replacement
He had a leaking pipe in his residential property in Bexley replaced. The pipe was from a hot water system located inside the wall of a bathroom duct.
TOTAL COST: $4,600

Hiring a gas fitter on per project basis?

A regular gas fitting or piping job costs around $222.05 on average. However, this rate only applies to a straightforward job on a single-storey house that doesn’t require the removal of existing pipes.

Factors that determine fitting prices

If you have a gas fitting or piping issue, it’s best to have an idea about how much the job would cost. Checking the average rates can give you a glimpse of the amount that you need to spend, but it is important to note that prices will still vary depending on the specifics of each job.

  • Size of the house or building – Installing pipes on a big house will definitely cost more since more piping is needed and it will take longer to finish.
  • Number of storeys – Plumbers usually charge higher rates if they need to work on higher storeys. This is because it’s more difficult to get piping installed in the top floors of a house or building.
  • Complexity of the job – Gas fitters charge a lower rate for simple gas repairs, while extensive gas line installations will definitely cost more.
  • Removal of existing pipes – Having to remove old pipes is a lot of work, which is why replacing old pipes is pricier compared to installing new pipes from scratch.
  • Materials – Pipes vary in prices depending on their quality and material. Superior-quality pipes are usually more expensive, but they’re worth your money as they can last for a long time.


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Cost of gas fitting and piping

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Fitting average costs on a per state level

Most Australian states have the same average cost of gas fitting and piping services. Residents in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria are paying their gas fitters around $80/hr.

The Australian Capital Territory gas fitting and piping businesses have a slightly higher average rate at around $84/hr. Meanwhile, Western Australia has the highest average cost for gas fitting and piping at approximately $99.50/hr.

Before hiring a plumber for your gas fitting job, make sure that they are qualified. At, you can find a list of licensed and reliable tradies who are keen to take on your gas fitting or piping job.


Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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