In order to protect the people, the Queensland government has revised the laws related to smoke alarms.
As a homeowner, seller, renter or real estate manager,  you must know what’s required by law! 

From 1 January 2022

  • All homes being sold or leased, or leases renewed, will require hardwired photoelectric smoke alarms.
  • Be photoelectric and complies with Australian Standard 3786-2014 (AS 3786-2014) 
  • Must used non-removable 10-year battery.
  • Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.

The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations:


    • On each storey
    • In each bedroom
    • If there is no hallway, between the bedroom and other parts of the storey; and
    • 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.

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