Smoke alarms - Compliance for Residential projects

Updated: Mar 11

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Have a residential project engaged after May 1st 2019?

To meet your legislative requirements, all smoke alarms need to comply with NCC Fire safety - Part 3.7.5.


Building designers and architects, plans may need to reflect this (rather than referencing 3.7.2 the updated reference is 3.7.5).


For your electrician's information, there may be template changes related to the Form 16.

Both the NCC guidelines and building regulations apply.


  • The building regulation legislation for Queensland outlines installation specifications.

  • QBCC provides updates around conforming products.

  • HIA has summarised updated NCC 2019 changes and related separating wall / smoke alarm information here.



Locations / key dates for smoke alarm installation are outlined in this Qfes fact sheet.


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