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State-by-State Legislation Guide

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The information below is intended as general guidance only; it does not constitute or supersede professional legal advice. For complete and up-to-date information you must refer to the smoke alarm legislation applicable in your State or Territory and to your state-based fire brigade.

Smoke Alarm Type
NSW
 
ACT
VIC
QLD
WA
SA
TAS
NT

 

240V Mains powered
After
2006
 
 
 
After
1997
 
After
1997
 
After
1997
 
After
1995
 
After
1997
 
After
1997
 
10-year Sealed Lithium Battery
ALL
 
Rentals
2018
 
ALL
 
ALL
 
ALL
 
ALL
 
ALL
 
ALL
 
9V Battery Operated
Before
2006
 
Rentals
2018
 
Before
1997
 
Before
1997
 
Before
1997
 
Before
1995
 
 
 
Before
1998
 
Interconnected
After
2014
 
After
​2014
 
After
​2014
 
After
​2014
 
After
​2014
 
After
​2014
 
After
​2014
 
After
​2014
 

After - refers to homes built or renovated after the year stated

Before - refers to homes built or renovated before the year stated

From - refers to smoke alarm replaced after the year stated

Fire Services Recommendation

The information below is intended as general guidance only; it does not constitute or supersede professional legal advice. For complete and up-to-date information you must refer to the smoke alarm legislation applicable in your State or Territory and to your state-based fire brigade.

Smoke Alarm Type
   
VIC

MFB
           
240V Mains powered
 
 
 
 
From 2017
 
 
 
 
 
10-year Sealed Lithium Battery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9V Battery Operated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interconnected
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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