Frequently asked questions

How often should smoke alarms be checked?


All smoke alarms should be checked once a year. Many smoke alarms when checked have been either faulty, broken, painted over or not in compliance with the relevant standards. All smoke alarms have up to a ten (10) year “use by date” and as such must be replaced when expired.




Are smoke alarms required at every type of accomodation place?


It is essential that all households in particular a landlord’s responsibility in Victoria to have properly fitted and maintained smoke alarms in each residential property and accomodation places complying with Australian Standards AS 3786-1993.