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Smoke Detectors

Requirements for Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are compulsory in all residential buildings.

All new residential dwellings must have interconnect smoke detectors and be connected to the mains power, any alterations and additions to existing dwellings may require upgrades to the smoke detection system.

If a garage or shed is attached to a dwelling and requires a building permit, confirmation of smoke alarms within the dwelling is required.

Alarms are to be installed within 1.5 metres of bedroom doors on the ceiling in the hallway or the room separating the bedrooms from the rest of the house.

In a two-storey house, a smoke alarm must be installed on the ceiling generally within 1.5 metre of the stairs on each floor.