Are My Smoke Alarms Safe & Compliant?

Smoke Alarm Takeaways

  • 240V smoke alarms have a solid green light.
  • 10 year lithium smoke alarms are compliant if there is no access to the cabling system - these have a flashing red light - once every minute.
  • Smoke alarms should not be installed within 30cm of walls or ceilings. 
  • Smoke alarms need to be installed outside of every bedroom area. If there is a common areas such as a kitchen or living room separating bedroom areas, you will need more than one. 
  • Smoke alarms need to be installed on every floor of a multi-storey premises. 
  • In WA, smoke alarms are requires before sale or rental of the property.
  • It is the landlords responsibility to ensure that smoke alarms are current and operational in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act WA.


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