A new Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme is now available. It is funded by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and will be managed by Deaf Services Queensland.
Who is eligible?
The Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme is available if you:
- are deaf or hearing impaired, and
- have a current pensioner concession card, and
- are a resident of Queensland, and
- have not previously received a smoke alarm under the smoke alarm subsidy scheme.
For more information, visit the DSQ Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme Website.
How much will it cost?
The Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme requires only $50 from the applicant with the rest of the cost covered by the funding supplied by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Specialty smoke alarms for deaf or hearing impaired people can cost more than $400.
What will be supplied?
The smoke alarm supplied under the scheme is wireless with a lithium battery. It includes a flashing light and vibrating pad.
Who do I contact for more information?
Last updated 5 March 2014