Smoke Alarms

Fire is a leading cause of accidental death. Most fatal house fires are preventable. Let us keep your family, property and tenants safe from fire.

SWA have been protecting homeowners and tenants against the risk of fire since 2007. We perform thousands of smoke alarm inspections each year ensuring landlords, property managers and homeowners meet their smoke alarm obligations with minimal fuss.

We provide a certificate of compliance within 1 business day of inspecting a compliant property and provide agents and landlords with a user friendly online portal giving online access to the status of their properties.

Our yearly servicing packages start at just $79/year. A small investment for the protection of your property and loved ones.

Smoke alarm legislation varies from state to state. Click below to view your state’s relevant legislation or call Safety Watch today to talk to one of our experts about your obligations.


QLD 2022 New Smoke Alarm Legislation:

New smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety.

This new legislation means that landlords have new obligations regarding smoke alarms and their properties must be compliant by January 2022. New laws will apply to owner occupied properties by 2027.

The new legislation specifies that smoke alarms in the dwelling must:

  • be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and
  • not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
  • be less than 10 years old; and
  • operate when tested; and
  • be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.

Positioning of Smoke alarms:

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 hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.

For more detailed information please visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service website: https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/community-safety/smokealarms/documents/New-Smoke-Alarm-Legislation.pdf


For detailed information on Western Australian Smoke Alarm laws please visit the WA Fire and Emergency Service website: https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/safetyinformation/fire/fireinthehome/Pages/smokealarmlegislativerequirements.aspx


For detailed information on South Australian Smoke Alarm laws please visit the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service:



For detailed information on Northern Territory Smoke Alarm laws please visit:



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