As of November 2023
Queensland has made major changes to the smoke alarm legislation with a state-wide rollout starting from January 1st, 2017, with the rollout finalizing on January 1st 2027.
These changes ensure that every home within Queensland has interconnected smoke alarms so that when one sounds, they all sound.
Smoke Alarms must:
- Be Solely photoelectric.
- Comply with Australian Standard 3786:2014.
- Be less than 10 years old.
- Operate when tested.
- Be interconnected with every other required smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations:
- on each story
- in each bedroom
- if there is no hallway, between the bedroom and other parts of the story; and
- if there are no bedrooms on a story, at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.
Any hardwired smoke alarms that are replaced must be replaced with a hardwired alarm.
In existing dwellings, it is possible to use a combination of hardwired and battery-operated alarms with wired or wireless interconnection methods.
Different cut-off dates and requirements depend on if you are an owner occupier, landlord, or selling a property.
Information is correct as of January 2024. Details may change without notice. Please refer to the specific State websites for any changes.
Follow this link for more information on the Queensland Legislation: