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Landlords and Smoke Alarms - Brisbane


Make sure your tenants are safe and your properties are compliant with the latest Queensland fire safety legislation.

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms for Landlords in Brisbane


Are mandatory from 1st January 2022 for all managed domestic QLD dwellings.

All smoke alarms must be photoelectric, hardwired or 10-year tamper proof battery powered and all interconnected.

Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:

  • In each Bedroom
  • In hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or
  • If there is no hallway, between the bedrooms 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


Beyond providing a safe environment for your tenants to live in, fire safety standards have now changed and with these changes in mind comes your responsibility to ensure your property meets these new standards.

Landlord Smoke Detector Compliance - Brisbane

Fire Safety Compliance is straight forward with Queensland Smoke Alarms

At competitive set prices we ensure your house is compliant and has the stamp of compliance approval to lease your house to Queensland families safely. We can also maintain these smoke alarms safety standards for you, so you never have to think about fire safety with your property again.

Landlord Smoke Detector Compliance - Brisbane

The New Mandatory QLD Smoke Alarm Laws

From 1st January 2017

You are required by law to install and maintain smoke alarms in your rental property. The minimum legal requirement for all existing dwellings is a 9-volt battery operated smoke alarm that complies with Australian Standards.

A good quality non-removable 10-year battery powered smoke alarm, or a hardwired alarm, is more reliable and effective. You must test and clean each smoke alarm within 30 days before the start of a tenancy agreement.


In addition, you must replace, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, each battery in the smoke alarm that is flat or that you or your agent is aware is almost flat within 30 days before the start of a tenancy.


Smoke alarms must be replaced 10 years after the manufacturers’ date.


When notified by a tenant that a smoke alarm is not operating, you are required to replace that smoke alarm with a photoelectric type that complies with AS3786-2014.

Did you know that tenants have ongoing maintenance obligations – See our Tenants page for details