Smoke alarms

You need working smoke alarms for all dwellings.

Smoke alarms must be: 

  • cleaned
  • checked
  • tested, and
  • maintained.

It is your responsibility to complete these actions.

Where do I need to place smoke alarms?

Smoke alarms must be located on or near the ceiling.

They must be:

  • no closer than 30cm from the junction of a ceiling and a wall
  • installed on every storey of a building
  • located between the bedroom and the remainder of that storey.