Terms and Conditions

1.PRICES

Prices are subject to alteration without notice. Prices do not include a Goods & Service Tax. Goods will be invoiced on the date of despatch at the ruling price on that date. Prices referred to in this catalogue are recommended prices only. There is no obligation to comply with our recommendations.

2.DELIVERY

Unless otherwise agreed in writing a delivery charge will be charged on all metropolitan deliveries including those to transport depots. Deliveries to other areas using a GCA nominated Freight Company will also incur a freight charge. All freight costs beyond the above are the responsibility of the purchaser. No responsibility will be accepted for goods damaged in transit.

Delivery by Australia Post
Australia Post deliveries that GCA pay for are sent by 'receipted mail'. The appropriate charge will then be added to the purchaser's invoice. For those purchasers using Reply Paid Post numbers, an extra charge for 'registered mail' will be added to the purchaser's invoice.
This allows GCA to track parcels, as well as hopefully find any parcels that may go missing.
Those purchasers not wishing to have their goods sent by registered mail can do so, but GCA will take no responsibility for goods lost in transit and no credit will be issued.

3.CLAIMS/CREDITS

Claims for short or incorrect deliveries will not be recognised unless they are made within five working days of the date of delivery. Goods accepted as faulty will be credited at invoice value or replaced. No responsibility will be accepted for the cost of any repairs or alterations executed without previous consent in writing. No claim will be recognised unless the invoice and/or delivery docket number is quoted.

4.RETURNS

Specially ordered or manufactured goods will not be accepted for credit. Stock items will not be accepted for return unless prior arrangement has been made. Freight charges on returned goods are the responsibility of the purchaser. Goods correctly delivered, as ordered, may be subject to a handling fee if accepted for return.

5.TRADING TERMS

Our terms are 30 days which means invoices are payable by the end of the following month i.e. an invoice raised in January is payable by the end of February. If payments are not received by the fifteenth day after the due date, credit facilities may be suspended without notice.

6.LIABILITY

Unless specifically agreed to in writing, under no circumstances does GAS COMPONENTS AUSTRALIA undertake liability for any loss or damage to persons or property of any nature due to any cause or any amount as a result, direct or indirect of any defect, deficiency or discrepancy in goods or materials sold or supplied by us in this respect, all conditions, warranties and liabilities, expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise not contained herein, are expressly negatived. It is the purchaser's sole responsibility to ensure that the goods are sufficient and suitable for their purpose. Information given in this catalogue is considered to be reliable, but should only be used as a guide and is not guarantee.

7.TITLE

Ownership of goods does not pass to the purchaser until payment is received in full.

8.ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The placement of an order either verbally or in writing constitutes the acceptance of these terms and conditions.

9.THE COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT2010 AND FAIR TRADING ACT

Nothing in this agreement is intended to have the affect of contracting out any applicable provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 or the Fair Trading Acts in each of the States and Territories of Australia, except to the extent permitted by those Acts where applicable.

10.PRIVACY ACT 1988

10.1 The purchaser authorises GCA to obtain from a credit-reporting agency a credit report containing personal credit information about the purchaser in relation to credit provided by GCA.

10.2 The purchaser authorises GCA to exchange information about the purchaser with credit providers named in this credit application and credit providers that may be named in a consumer credit report issued by a reporting agency for the following purposes:

  1. to assess this credit application by the purchaser;
  2. to notify other credit providers of a default by the purchaser;
  3. to exchange information with other credit providers as to the status of this credit account, where the purchaser is in default with other credit providers; and
  4. to assess the credit worthiness of the purchaser.

10.3 Supplier may give personal or commercial information about the purchaser to a credit reporting agency for the following purpose:

  1. to obtain a consumer credit report about the purchaser; and/or
  2. allow the credit reporting agency to create or maintain a credit information file containing information about the purchaser.

11.CONSUMER

For the purposes of this clause, 'ACL' means the Australian Consumer Law contained in schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) as amended, re-enacted or replaced, and includes any subordinate legislation.

Where the purchaser is a consumer, as that term is defined in the ACL, the goods and services come with consumer guarantees that cannot be excluded under the ACL.

If the purchaser is a consumer, then the purchaser is entitled to a replacement or refund for a 'major failure' and for compensation of any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. The consumer is also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of an acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. What constitutes a 'major failure' is set out in the ACL.

12.LEGISLATION

If, as a result of:

12.1 any legislation becoming applicable to the subject matter of this agreement; or

12.2 any changes in legislation or its interpretation by a court of competent jurisdiction or by any authority charged with its administration,

GCA becomes liable to pay any tax, duty, excise or levy in respect of the amounts received from the purchaser, then the purchaser must pay GCA these additional amounts on demand.