QLD SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION 2022 EXPLAINED

From 1st January 2022
All landlords must install photoelectric-type smoke alarms in every bedroom plus outside
bedrooms prior to 1st January 2022. These alarms must be hardwired or 10yr battery powered
tamper proof type alarms and must be interconnect via wire or using wireless
radio technology.

 

The Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016 requires
all Landlords to comply with the following requirements prior to 1st January 2022.

Smoke Alarms must be installed:
»» on each storey and:
»» in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling
»» if there is no hallway between the bedroom and other parts of the storey
»» 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.
»» in every bedroom
»» alarms must be hardwired or 10yr battery-powered tamper proof alarms
»» alarms must be interconnected with all other alarms in the property either by a wire or with a using
wireless radio technology.