Enforced by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990; Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008; and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 will be in place and must be implemented for all dwellings being leased, re-leased or sold.
All smoke alarms must be interconnected, powered by 240 volt (hardwired) or non-removable 10-year battery and must be photoelectric (AS3786-2014).
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
If a smoke alarm which is hardwired to the domestic power supply needs replacement, it must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.