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Changes to Queensland smoke alarm legislation



From 1 January 2022, at the commencement of a new lease or lease renewal, you must ensure your dwelling / unit meets
the requirements of the domestic smoke alarm legislation. This may involve installing interconnected photoelectric smoke
alarms into the bedrooms in addition to the currently required smoke alarms.



From 1 January 2022, smoke alarms must:

• be photoelectric ; and
• not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
• be less than 10 years old; and
• operate when tested; and
• be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate at the same time
• compliant with AS3786:2014.

Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:

• in each bedroom; and
• in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or
• if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
• if there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely
path of travel to exit the dwelling.
• Smoke alarms must be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.

To view the full legislation changes visit Queensland Fire and Rescue: www.qfes.qld.gov.au/community-safety/smokealarms/Pages/Landlords.aspx

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