New Smoke Alarms Legislation – are you ready?

Is your Investment Property Smoke Alarm ready?

Recent changes to Queensland’s smoke alarm legislation means that most landlords need to replace their existing smoke alarms.

This new smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety.

From 1st January 2022 all smoke alarms must be

  • Photoelectric and interconnected
  • Compliant with AS3786:2014
  • Installed on each storey of the property and in all bedrooms and hallways
  • Powered by mains power or non-removable 10-year lithium battery

Current Smoke Alarm service providers will increase their subscription costs to cover the cost of installing compliant smoke alarms, which will then revert to a maintenance subscription.

Below are the costs advertised by Smoke Alarms Australia.

Interconnected means that when one smoke alarm sounds all smoke alarms will sound. Interconnection can be wired or wireless.

If you have any questions regarding your investment property being smoke alarm compliant from 1st January 2022, give Custodian Realty a call today on 0412 003 681.

For all home-owners in Queensland, this same legislation will apply from 1 January 2027.

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