Australian Standard AS 1670.1-2004 Fire Detection, Warning, Control and Intercom Systems - System Design, Installation and Commissioning - Fire - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this Standard if you construct a Class 1b, 3 or 9a building that is a residential care building.

Class 1b buildings are boarding houses, guest houses or hostels. Class 3 buildings include backpacker accommodation, residential parts of hotels or motels or accommodation for the aged, disabled or children. Class 9a buildings include health-care buildings such as laboratories.

Building regulations require a smoke detection system complying with this Standard to be installed in the building.

This Standard requires that fire detection facilities be provided throughout all areas of the building, however, where systems are installed to solely meet the requirements of the BCA, detectors may only be required in certain nominated areas. It specifies requirements for the design, installation and commissioning of certain fire detection and alarm systems.

The legislation adopts this Standard as amended from time to time.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Victorian Building Authority

Operating address:
Goods Shed North
733 Bourke Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Mailing address:
PO BOX 536
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


1300 815 127


03 9618 9062


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