Tasmania Smoke Alarm Legislation
In Tasmania, all homes must be fitted with a working smoke alarm that complies with AS3786:2014 on every floor of the home.
Legislation changes have occurred over time to ensure every new property built is up to the new building code and smoke alarm recommendation of having interconnected smoke alarms throughout the property, so that when one sounds, they all sound.
Homes built after the 1st of August 1997 require hard wired smoke alarms installed in the property and any residential property that undergo any major renovations requiring a permit, must have a minimum of one smoke alarm on each level connected to mains power.
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.
All rental properties require to have mains powered smoke alarm installed on every level or in homes where it is impossible for alarms to be mains powered, have a smoke alarm with a fixed 10 year non removable battery.
Rental providers are responsible for installation and maintenance of smoke alarms within rental properties.
Rental providers must:
- Ensure smoke alarms comply with AS3786:2014
- Installed as per manufacture instructions and in line with the recommended installed locations outlined in the NCC.
- The smoke alarms are installed in compliance with state legislation.
- The smoke alarms are working to the same standard as when they were first installed.
- The smoke alarms a regularly maintained, cleaned, tested and operational.
- Replace the smoke alarm every 10 years.
- Replace any smoke alarms as soon as possible after being made aware of a smoke alarm not functioning correctly.
- Ensure the smoke alarms are tested every at least every 6 months.
- The smoke alarm is clean and free from dust and debris that may prevent air from entering it.
- Notify the rental provider as soon as the tenant becomes aware of a smoke alarm on the premises not functioning correctly.
- Not tamper with or remove a smoke alarm.
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 Tasmania Smoke Alarm Legislation:
Smoke alarms with 10 Year Sealed Lithium Batteries
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.
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.