Smoke Alarm for Landlords as per QLD Legislation
with effect from 1st Jan. 2022

Call Now: 0432685965

A Guide on Smoke Alarms for Landlords as per QLD Legislation

From 1 January 2017

New smoke alarm legislation means all homes must install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in every bedroom, in hallways, and on every level by 2027.

Photoelectric smoke alarms respond to a wide range of fires but are particularly responsive to smouldering fires and dense smoke, the most common type of household fire.

Having interconnected alarms means when one alarm is activated, all alarms will sound. The extra time that gives you can make all the difference.

Smoke Alarm for Landlords as per Qld legislation

From 1 January 2022

From 1 January 2022, at the commencement of a new lease or lease renewal, you must ensure your dwelling / unit meets the requirements of the domestic smoke alarm legislation. This may involve installing interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms into the bedrooms in addition to the currently required smoke alarms. For further information see below.

Get Quote for Smoke Alarms Installation in Qld, as per Qld Legislation

As Required by Law for Smoke Alarm in Qld

When it is time for your property’s alarms to be upgraded, those alarms must:

Any existing smoke alarm being replaced from 1 January 2017 must be a photoelectric-type alarm which complies with Australian Standard 3786-2014.

Smoke alarms must comply with the Standard AS 3786-2014. The body of the alarm must be marked with AS3786-2014.

Where should the Smoke Alarm be placed?

Where practicable smoke alarms must be placed on the ceiling.

Smoke alarms must not be placed within:

Avoid installing smoke alarms in dead air space. This is an area in which trapped hot air will prevent smoke from reaching the alarm. This space generally occurs at the apex of cathedral ceilings, the corner junction of walls and ceilings, and between exposed floor joists.