Smoke Alarm Compliance

Is your property compliant with the smoke alarm legislation?

From 1 January 2022, for any domestic dwelling being sold, or where a new tenancy starts or an existing tenancy is renewed, the Act requires smoke alarms in the dwelling to:

  • Be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014)
    Not contain an ionisation sensor
  • Operate when tested
  • Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so they all activate together
  • Be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10 year battery, or a combination of both may be allowed

Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey of the dwelling:

  • In each bedroom
  • In hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling
  • If there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey.
  • If there are no bedrooms on a storey, at least one smoke alarm in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.

Managing Agents and Landlords

In addition to the above legal requirements, within 30 days before the start of a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the landlord / lessor must test and clean each smoke alarm in the leased property. The landlord / lessor must also replace each battery that is spent.

We take the worry and stress away of managing your compliance requirements when you enrol in one of our annual Smoke Alarm Service Packages.

Enrol your Rental Property for one of our Smoke Alarm Service Packages

Sellers of residential properties

From 1 January, if you are selling a residential property in Queensland and enter into a Contract of Sale with a buyer, you must have smoke alarms installed in the property that comply with the legislative requirements as listed above and give notice to the buyer that Compliant Smoke Alarms have been installed at the property. Failure to comply with the legislation is an offence under the Act.

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