×
To view our Covid-19 policy please Click Here

2022 Smoke alarm legislation

From January 2022 there will be new, stricter smoke alarm laws for all rental properties in QLD.

If you are a landlord or property manager now is the time to act to avoid the rush and/or extra expense.

WHAT ARE THE CHANGES?

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 new smoke alarm legislation. This may involve installing interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms into the bedrooms in addition to the currently required smoke alarms. For more information see below or visit the QFES website.

For all rental properties smoke alarms will need to be:

  • Photoelectric rather than ionisation
  • 10 years old or less
  • Interconnected to each other
  • On every level in a dwelling
  • In every bedroom and hallways that connect to a bedroom
  • 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.

Please note: this legislation may require

WHAT IF MY RENTAL PROPERTY IS NOT COMPLIANT BY 2022?

QFES will fine landlords $500 if their property is not compliant. Agencies that rent out a non compliant property can be fined up to $100,000

Contact Us for more information or fill in our online quote form to receive a detailed quote from us

your property is in safe hands

With over a decade experience in the smoke alarm industry we have been preparing for the new QLD smoke alarm legislation since it was announced

GET A QUOTE TO UPGRADE YOUR PROPERTY

Exclusive SWA Concierge Service

Switch & Save!

Switching to SWA is easy. With our dedicated Concierge Service we can come to you and handle the transfer and setup of all your properties. You don't have to lift a finger

Find Out More