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Smoke Alarms in your home

When one goes off, they all go off, giving you more time to escape.  Don’t wait until it's too late.


All existing private homes, townhouses, and units require interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms by 1 January 2027. All registered caravans and motorhomes must also be fitted with a photoelectric smoke alarm.


Legislation introduced on 1 January 2017 requires all smoke alarms to comply with Australian standard 3786-2014, and requires pre-existing smoke alarms to be replaced with interconnected smoke alarms. 


Smoke Alarms Requirements:


  • be photoelectric. 

  • comply with the Standard. (The body of the alarm must be marked with AS3786-2014.)

  • be hardwired (e.g. 240v) to the mains power supply with a secondary power source (i.e. non removable 10 year battery) or;

  • be powered by 10 year non-removable batteries type photoelectric smoke alarm.

  • be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.

  • must not contain an ionisation sensor.

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