The health and safety of residents, customers and employees is our top priority and we are continuing to monitor developments in response to COVID-19. Council facilities are open - please follow physical distancing rules of 1.5 metres, limit outdoor gatherings in line with NSW Government restrictions, and continue to practice safe hygiene and wash hands regularly.
Smoke alarms are simple and effective devices that can help save lives by providing building occupants with an early warning of the presence of a fire, giving them time to escape. Smoke alarms can also help reduce property damage through earlier fire brigade intervention.
It is mandatory for alarms to be installed in:
Fines apply if no smoke alarm is installed within the premises or moveable dwelling. It is also an offence to interfere with or remove a smoke alarm unless it is for the purpose of maintenance or replacement of the smoke alarm.
All smoke alarms must comply with Australian Standard AS3786:
You must have a licensed electrician install hardwired smoke alarms. Hardwired smoke alarms can be interlinked together so that they sound together.
Dwellings, alterations, and additions build since 1993 must have hardwired smoke alarms to comply with the Building Code of Australia.
Refer to the NSW Government guidelines for information on the required locations of smoke alarms.
Lake Macquarie City Council
126-138 Main Road,
Speers Point, NSW 2284
Box 1906, Hunter Region
Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Phone 02 4921 0333
Local number for Wyee residents 02 4357 1999
Telephone Interpreting Service 131 450 National Relay Service 133 677
ABN: 81 065 027 868