In the table below we go over the minimum requirements for vehicle and vessel fire extinguishers. This general guidance does not replace other rules, regulations and codes of practice that deal with specific types of vehicles, commercial ships and watercraft. For pleasure craft greater than 6m in length, additional fire extinguishers may be warranted.
Type of vehicle/vessel
Minimum rating and classification
Minimum number of extinguishers
|Sedan, station wagon, panel van or ute||1A:5B||1|
6m or less
Greater than 6m
|Passenger carrying vehicle||2A:20B (fitted with hose)||1|
|Cargo carrying vehicle||1A:10B (fitted with hose)||1 in cabin (additional extinguishers appropriate to the cargo in accordance with the relevant regulations)|
Our 1.0 kg ABE fire extinguishers exceed the minimum rating of 1A:5B
Our 1.5 kg ABE fire extinguishers exceed the minimum rating of 2A:20B, and are fitted with a hose.