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Smoke Detectors

Requirements for Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are compulsory in all residential buildings.

All new residential dwellings and any alterations and additions to existing dwellings must have interconnect smoke detectors and be connected to main power.

If a garage or shed is attached to a dwelling and requires a building permit, smoke alarms must be installed.

Alarms are to be installed within 1.5 metres of bedroom doors on the ceiling in the hallway or the room separating the bedrooms from the rest of the house.

In a two-storey house, a smoke alarm must be installed on the ceiling within 1.5 metre of the stairs on each floor.

Non-operational smoke detectors should be taken to the nearest Fire Station for disposal as they contain radio active material.