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 TypeNSWACTVICQLDWASATASNT
9V Battery OperatedBefore 2006Rentals 2018Before 1997Before 1997Before 1997Before 1995Before 1998
10-year Sealed Lithium BatteryALLRentals 2018ALLALLALLALLALLALL
InterconnectedAfter 2014After 2014After 2014After 2014After 2014After 2014After 2014After 2014
240v Hardwired/Mains poweredAfter 2006After 1997After 1997After 1997After 1995After 1997After 1997

‘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 TypeNSWACTVICQLDWASATASNT
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Fire Rescue NSW

Fire ACT

MFB

Queensland Fire

WA Fire

Fire SA

TAS Fire

Fire NT

Interconnected

From 2017

240v Hardwired/Mains Powered OR 10-year Sealed Lithium Battery

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