What do the new laws stipulate?

The new laws state that Smoke Alarms fitted in ALL Queensland dwellings must be installed in:
  • Every bedroom of a home.
  • In all hallways that connect bedrooms to the rest of the house; and
  • Between bedrooms if no there is no hallway and other parts of the story; and
  • On each level of the house in the most likely path of travel to exit; and
  • if there are no bedrooms on a story at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling; and

All smoke alarms must:

  • Powered by either 240 volt or 10 year non removable lithium battery
  • be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling
  • be photoelectric rather than ionization
  • not also contain an ionization sensor;
  • be less than 10 years old; and
  • operate when tested.

As well as individual property owners the following should careful consider their obligations with respect to smoke alarms