Smoke Alarms

Since 1997, it has been mandatory to install smoke alarms in all new residential homes and any existing home that has undergone significant renovation.

New regulations require existing homes that are subject to sale, lease or hire, to be fitted with smoke alarms that are connected directly to consumer mains power (hard-wired). This is in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.

For more information or to download a Fact Sheet on smoke alarm requirements, please visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services  (DFES) website at