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Legislation Summary  

New smoke alarm legislation

Learn how the new smoke alarm legislation affects existing properties, new or renovated properties, and those properties for sale or lease.

Download PDF(Size: 276KB - Updated 16/11/2016)

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms 

Photoelectric smoke alarms

Learn more about photoelectric alarms, including what to look for when purchasing them, other smoke alarm options available, and the common features of recommended alarms.

Download PDF(Size: 304KB - Updated 05/01/2017)


Smoke alarm installation

Discover what’s required by law, recommended alarm locations and the motives behind them, the benefits of an interconnected system, and the power supply options available.

Download PDF(Size: 351KB - Updated 05/01/2017)


Smoke alarm maintenance and replacement

Discover tips on how to maintain and keep your smoke alarms working, and learn more about how and why you should replace older or faulty smoke alarms.

Download PDF(Size: 258KB - Updated 05/01/2017)

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Deaf Services Queensland, Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme
Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme

Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016

Explanatory notes:
Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2016

Amendments considered in detail for the Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2016

Building Fire Safety (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Legislation Amendment Regulation 2016

Explanatory notes to the Amendment Regulation

For further information about smoke alarm standards go to CSIRO’s Activfire website

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To get everyone out safely during a house fire, it is essential to also have a well-practised fire escape plan.