2022 QLD SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION
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EXISTING DWELLINGS FOR OWNERS / OCCUPIERS
DWELLINGS BEING SOLD, LEASED OR AN EXISTING LEASE IS RENEWED
NEW DWELLINGS AND DWELLINGS BEING SUBSTANTIALLY RENOVATED
Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey
in each bedroom; and
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.
Smoke alarms must be either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10 year battery, or a combination of both may be allowed.
Where practicable smoke alarms must be placed on the ceiling. Smoke alarms must not be placed:
within 300mm of a corner of a ceiling and a wall;
within 300mm of a light fitting;
within 400mm of an air-conditioning vent;
within 400mm of the blades of a ceiling fan.
Smoke alarms in all dwellings must:
Be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014)
Not contain an ionisation sensor
Be less than 10 years old
Operate when tested
Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together on alarm.