Northern Territory Smoke Alarm Legislation
In the Northern Territory Smoke alarms approved to AS3786:2014 must be installed in all residential properties, caravans, and motorhomes.
Smoke alarm must:
- Be approved to AS3786:2014
- Be installed in approved locations outlined in the manufacturer’s manual and the NCC (National Construction Code)
- Be mains powered or have a sealed 10-year lithium battery
- Be photoelectric
Properties with existing ionisation smoke alarms can continue using them until the alarm needs to be replaced, the property is sold or leased.
- Ensure smoke alarms have been installed on the property and are compliant with all state legislation.
- Replace or repair smoke alarms as soon as they are made aware of an issue with an alarm.
- Test the smoke alarm at least once every 12 months and inform the landlord (property manager) of any alarm not working
- Replace the battery when required
- Keep the smoke alarm clean and free from debris so air can flow through the alarm
Homes built after the 7th of January 1998 require hard-wired smoke alarms installed in the property and any residential property that undergoes any major renovations requiring a permit, must have a minimum of one smoke alarm on each level connected to mains power.
Homes built before the 7th January 1998 must install an approved photoelectric smoke alarm that complies with AS3786:2014. Where possible, smoke alarms should be connected to mains powered and interconnected for ideal fire protection. It is recommended that battery-operated smoke alarms should have a 10-year sealed lithium battery.
All properties built after the 1st of May 2014 or have undergone major renovations, or extended must have smoke alarms that are connected to 240 mains power and be interconnected (where there is more than one) so that when one sounds, they all sound.
Caravans are required to have at least one working smoke alarm within the motorhome or caravan.
Information is correct as of January 2024. Details may change without notice. Please refer to the specific State websites for any changes.
Follow these links for more information on the Northern Territory Smoke Alarm Legislation:
Battery powered Smoke alarms
The following smoke alarms can be used in properties and rental properties requiring a smoke alarm, that don’t already have 240mains powered smoke alarms.
Battery powered Smoke alarms
The following smoke alarms are ideal for use in caravans or mobile homes.
Wireless Solutions for Smoke Alarms
In older properties where interconnection is required but wired interconnection cannot be achieved, the following smoke alarms and accessories may be considered.
Wireless controllers for wireless smoke alarms
Other Safety Options
For more information about what smoke alarms you will need for your property, speak with your electrician or enter your details and one of our team will contact you.