Smoke Alarm Legislation Guide

The information below is intended as general guidance only; it does not constitute or supersede professional legal advice. For complete and up-to-date information you must refer to the smoke alarm legislation applicable in your State or Territory and to your state-based fire brigade.

Smoke Alarm Type NSW ACT VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT
240v Hardwired/ Mains powered After 2006 After 1997 After 1997 After 1997 After 1995 After 1997 After 1997
Interconnected After 2014 After 2014 After 2014 After 2014 After 2014 After 2014 After 2014 After 2014
10-year Sealed Lithium Battery ALL Rentals 2018 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
9V Battery Operated Before 2006 Rentals 2018 Before 1997 Before 1997 Before 1997 Before 1995 Before 1998

'After' refers to homes built or renovated after the year stated

'Before' refers to homes built or renovated before the year stated

'From' refers to smoke alarm replaced after the year stated

Fire Services Recommendation

Smoke Alarm Type NSW ACT VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT
Photoelectric
240v Hardwired/Mains Powered OR 10-year Sealed Lithium Battery
Interconnected From 2017
Website Fire NSW Fire ACT MFB Qld Fire WA Fire Fire SA TAS Fire Fire NT
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