Transporting and storing petrol

As an individual, you can store a total of up to 60 litres of petrol on your own property. You can transport up to 240 litres at a time. Individual containers may not hold more than 60 litres.


What you can store

You can store up to 10 litres of petrol indoors at home. If you have an external storeroom or garage, you can store an additional 50 litres of petrol here. This amounts to a total of 60 litres per residential unit.

Prevent fires

If you store petrol, the law requires you to exercise caution and to prevent fires and other accidents. Never use naked flames in the petrol storage area or when you are handling petrol. Also ensure that the petrol storage area is uncluttered and that no flammable material such as cardboard or paper is stored there.

Transporting petrol

As an individual, you can transport loads of up to 240 litres of fuel by car. You are only allowed to use good quality cans and containers, such as jerry cans. Individual containers may not hold more than 60 litres.

Plastic cans must be tested before petrol can be stored in them. Most plastic petrol cans on the market have labelling showing that they meet testing requirements.

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