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Smoke Alarm Legislation


Are you compliant with Queensland's New Smoke Alarm Legislation ?


Under the new legislation, every Queensland residence will need to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms as well as hallways orbetween areas containing bedrooms.


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From 1 January 2017

When replacing smoke alarms, they must be of a photoelectric type which complies with Australian Standard (AS) 3786-2014.

Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than ten years ago must be replaced. (Note: Smoke alarms should have the date of manufacture stamped on them.)

Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.

Existing hardwired smoke alarms that need replacement must be replaced with a hardwired smoke alarm.

From 1 January 2027

Smoke alarms in all dwellings must:

  1. be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and

  2. not also contain an ionisation sensor; and

  3. be less than 10 years old; and

  4.  operate when tested; and

  5.  be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.

 Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:

  1. in each bedroom; and

  2. in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or

  3. if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and

  4. 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 either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery, or a combination of both may be allowed.

Upgrade your smoke alarms today

From 1 January 2022, landlords must install interconnected smoke alarms in residential rental properties.

When one goes off, they all go off, giving everyone extra time to escape.

All other dwellings must transition to full compliance by 2027.Don’t leave it to the last minute. You could save a life.


Emerald Ranger RF Wireless Interconnect Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with 10 Year Battery 

  • Non-Removable Lithium 10 Year Battery

  • RF Interconnectable with up to 40 Alarms on one Wireless Network

  • Can connect to Smoke Alarm Controller

  • Indicator Lights for Test/Hush/Silence and Fault Warnings

  • CSIRO ActivFire Listed

  • Meeting Australian Smoke Alarm Standards AS3786:2014



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