Are you a Landlord?

All your residential rental properties must be compliant with new legislation to be eligible for lease after the 1st of January 2022

They must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms as well as in hallways or areas between bedrooms and be either hardwired or powered by a non-removable battery.

As of the 1st of January 2022, all landlords & real estate agents must ensure interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are installed in all residential rental properties. With all other dwellings including owner occupied homes transitioning to full compliance by 2027.

Know your obligations and avoid loss of income or worse. At Smoke Alarm Compliance QLD we make compliance simple and hassle free. We do the work for you. You can rest easy knowing we’ll keep you in line with legislation and you’ll have the best smoke alarms on the Australian market. All at a fantastic price.

What’s required by law?

When your property’s alarms are upgraded, the alarms must:

  • be photoelectric & comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014
  • not also contain an ionisation sensor;
  • be less than 10 years old;
  • operate when tested;
  • be interconnected with every other ‘required’ smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
  • all old alarms even hardwired alarms must be removed/replaced with new compatible alarms.

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, or a combination of both may be allowed.

If a smoke alarm which is hardwired to the domestic power supply needs replacement, it must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.

In existing domestic dwellings, it is possible to have a combination of smoke alarms (240v and battery operated) and interconnectivity can be both wired and/or wireless.

What to buy?

Smoke alarms must comply with the Standard AS 3786-2014. The body of the alarm must be marked with AS3786-2014. Don’t get caught out with infereror alarms. We only use the best, smoke alarms backed by a 10 year guarantee.

Exactly where should they be placed?

Where practicable smoke alarms must be placed on the ceiling. Our expert installers know exactly where to install your smoke alarms for optimal protection and adherence to legislation.

  • Smoke alarms must not be placed within:
  • 300mm of a corner of a ceiling and a wall
  • 300mm of a light fitting
  • 400mm of an air-conditioning vent
  • 400mm of the blades of a ceiling fan.

Become compliant today with Smoke Alarm Compliance QLD and never have to worry about compliance again.