Become Compliant With Future Smoke Alarm Regulations With QSA

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Be compliant with future
smoke alarm regulations

This service option will ensure that your property will either be progressively or completely compliant to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Amendment Act 2016. These future regulations are being phased in over the next 10 years.

Bringing a dwelling up to date with the new laws can be an expensive exercise for landlords and property owners. This is why the regulation is being phased in over the next 10 years.

Supply and install alarms

We will ensure your property meets the requirements of the regulations using only Australian Standard and Quality smoke alarms.

Accredited Master Electrician

Will install all appropriate smoke alarms.

All done at a set price

Regardless of how difficult the installation is.

Future Proof Your Property

The Interconnected Service

Any new or significantly renovated Queensland residence from 1/1/17 must comply immediately to the NEW Fire and Emergency Services Qld Amendment Act 2016


Interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms.

Future Compliance

Your dwelling or property will be completely compliant with future smoke alarms regulations.

Don’t have to do it all at once

These regulations are being phased in over 10 years so you can update your alarms at a pace that works for you.

Battery powered solutions

In some cases 9v battery powered or radio frequency 9v 10 year lithium battery alarms have to be used, QSA will ensure you have the right alarm for the job.

Accredited Master Electricians

Your alarms will be installed by professional Accredited Master Electricians.

Peace of mind

Never worry about the fire safety of your property again.

Getting 1-2 smoke alarms installed every year in your property, until your property is 100% compliant with the future Fire and Emergency Services 2016 Amendment Act will help alleviate a large once off expense closer to your relevant compliance date.

The following phase periods indicate when full compliance is necessary:

  • Managed Properties (Rentals) – 5 Years from 1/1/17 must be compliant by 1/1/22;
  • Owner Occupier Properties – 10 Years from 1/1/17 must be compliant by 1/1/27.

What Do The Regulations Require?

Queensland domestic dwellings must be fitted with

Interconnect Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

These alarms must be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014), interconnected (activate together) and fitted in:

  • All bedrooms;
  • Hallways which connect bedrooms;
  • On every story; and
  • When there are no hallways, on the path most likely used to exit the dwelling.

This is required by 1/1/2022 if the property is rented/managed and all other owner occupier domestic dwellings by 1/1/2027.


Alarms must comply

With (AS) 3786-2014.

Alarms must be replaced

Within 10 years of the manufacture date.

The alarms must either be

Hard wired or powered by a stand alone radio frequency alarm with a non-removable 10 year battery

Any new or significantly renovated Queensland residence will need to comply immediately with the new smoke alarm provisions.

Any smoke alarm being replaced after 1/1/2017, must be a photoelectric smoke alarm.

All smoke alarms must operate when tested and be less than 10 years old.


Landlords And Property Managers

Must test, clean and replace flat batteries
30 days before starting or renewing a tenancy

Queensland Smoke Alarms offers an Annual Smoke Alarm Service  that will ensure all your responsibilities and obligations as a property manager, landlord or tenant are met ($99.00).


Must continue to test, clean and replace flat batteries
at least once every 12 months

Advise the property owner/manager if there is any issue with the alarm (apart from batteries).

Allow the property owner/manager right of entry to install smoke alarms.

Must not remove a smoke alarm or the battery (other than to replace it), or do anything to reduce the effectiveness of the alarm e.g. paint it.

Queensland Smoke Alarms offers an Annual Smoke Alarm Service  that will ensure all your responsibilities and obligations as a tenant are met ($99.00).


QSA Only Sends Accredited Master Electricians

This means your property and our service is backed by a Master Electricians Australia Warranty.

Should your property require additional or replacement smoke alarms QSA is able to supply and install them for you.

There are three options available:

240V Photoelectric Interconnected Alarm

Supplied and installed (Hard Wired) – Compliant to (AS) 3786-2014


9V 10 Year Lithium Battery Operated Photoelectric Interconnected Alarm

Supplied  and installed – Compliant  to (AS) 3786-2014


Photoelectric Alarm Not-Interconnected

Supplied and installed – Compliant to (AS) 3786-2014


*The type of smoke alarm installed and connection method used will depend on the layout of the property, and also whether you want to become immediately compliant to the future regulation or only compliant to the current regulation.

Become Compliant

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