Queensland legislation states that substantially renovated homes and units subject to a building application, submitted from 1st January 2017, will require the installation of hardwired or non-removable 10-year battery, photoelectric interconnected smoke alarms.
Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:
- Be photoelectric (AS3786-2014); and
- Be hardwired to the mains power supply with a secondary power source (i.e. battery); and
- Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
- Smoke alarms must be hardwired, or for the renovating is to existing dwelling, they can also be powered by a 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 likely path to exit the dwelling.
Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation Deadline
The new Queensland smoke alarm legislation deadline has now passed. All properties leased or sold in Queensland have been required to comply with these new regulations since the 1st of January, 2022.
Under the new legislation, every Queensland residence must be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms of the home as well as in hallways or between areas containing bedrooms.
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