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Changes to Queensland’s Smoke Alarm Legislation

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New smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety.
The new legislation specifies that all Queensland dwellings will be required to have Interconnected Photoelectric Smoke Alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level.
When one goes off, they all go off, giving everyone extra time to escape.
A 10-year phased rollout of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in Queensland will happen over three specific periods starting from 1 January 2017.

What does this mean for your home?

 
To comply with legislation, Interconnected Photoelectric Smoke Alarms are required:
 
From 1 January 2017: In all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017)
 
From 1 January 2022: In all domestic dwellings leased and sold. Landlords must install interconnected smoke alarms in residential rental properties.
 
All other dwellings must transition to full compliance by 2027.
 
Don’t leave it to the last minute. You could save a life.
 
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For more information on these changes visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services’ website.
 
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