We’ve Listed The Most Recent Smoke Alarm Requirements Below;

For dwellings being sold, leased or an existing lease renewed these are the latest smoke alarm requirements.

  • Existing smoke alarm manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian Standards.
  • Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.
  • Existing hardwired smoke alarms that need replacement, must be replace with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.
  • For best protection smoke alarms should be installed on each storey, in every bedroom and in hallways which connect bedrooms.
  • It is also recommended that smoke alarms be either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10 year battery and ionisation smoke alarms be replaced with photoelectric type as soon as possible.
  • All smoke alarms should be interconnected
  • A well practiced fire escape plan is highly recommended
  • Property sellers must continue to lodge a Form 24 stating the requirements of the legislation have been met.

Click here for detailed information from the Queensland Government.


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