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Landlords and Smoke Alarms - Brisbane


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


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.

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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
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.

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Landlords are required by law to install, replace and maintain smoke alarms in their leased property.

Landlords are required to perform smoke alarm maintenance by testing and cleaning each smoke alarm and replacing any flat or nearly flat batteries within 30 days before the start of a tenancy agreement or within 30 days before the renewal of a tenancy.

Smoke alarms must be replaced 10 years after their manufacturer date. This date can be found on each smoke alarm.

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

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

Did you know that tenants also have ongoing maintenance obligations – See our tenants page for more information