We would like to share a brief update on the recent changes to Smoke Alarm laws in Queensland.


What are the changes to the Smoke Alarm laws?

The Queensland Government recently introduced changes to Smoke Alarm laws, aimed at making “Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety.”

The new law (the Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act) requires that all dwellings will be required to have ‘interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms” in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level.

What is an “interconnected photoelectric smoke alarm?”

To be compliant, a smoke alarm must be:

  • interconnected  this means that the alarms are linked to each other so that if any of the alarms are triggered, then they all trigger simultaneously.
  • hardwired to a continuous power source, or be powered by a non-removable 10 year lithium battery
  • photoelectric – these types of smoke alarms are best for…

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