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Smoke alarms

Following a tragic house fire in 2011 with 12 fatalities, Queensland now has a stringent regulatory framework for fire safety.

This legislation will have an impact on your new build (immediate), rental/sales property (2022) and owner occupier (2027).

To find out more, you can visit the Queensland Fire Service website ( or get in touch with DC Electrical who are full versed on the requirements for you new, rentals, sales or personal property.


What do I have to do now?

If you are currently building (or significantly renovating) the new regulations are already being enforced.. While it is recommended and best practice for all properties to upgrade now for rentals or sales, you have until 2022 to become compliant and for owner occupiers the new regulations will not be enforced until 2027.

How often should I test my smoke alarms to make sure they are working correctly?

You should get your smoke alarms tested every year or prior to any new lease agreement or sale of your property.

What kind of alarms are used?

Regardless of the property type or construction of the dwelling, there are varying types of hardwired, battery operated and wireless interconnecting alarms on the market. DC Electrical is across all of this technology and is committed to only using the highest quality, approved alarms as there is simply too much at stake.

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