Enforced by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990; Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008; and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 for all existing private homes, townhouses and units.

All smoke alarms must be photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms and powered by 240 volt (hardwired) or non-removable 10-year battery.

Each storey of the property must have smoke alarms installed in the following locations:

  • In each bedroom
  • Hallways that connect bedrooms and rest of dwellings
  • If no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
  • If a storey doesn’t have any bedrooms at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most possible path to exit the dwelling