Assessment of Special Fire Services - Queensland


The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) provides Fire service assessments to:

  • promote and influence fire safety of buildings and other property
  • ensure that fire safety installations required in buildings are appropriate to interface with the operation of the fire authority.

The QFES assesses applications for building approval under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and Sustainable Planning Regulation 1998 Schedules 7 and 8 Part 2, Building Act 1975 and Building Regulation 2006 where Special Fire Services are required.

The QFES inspects and/or tests the commissioning of special fire services as approved prior to building occupation. Designers of fire services which do not comply with the legislation consult with the department and are advised on the design standard required.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

You must have a pending application with a local government or private certifier for building approval where special fire services are required under the Building Code of Australia or to have met the requirements as per the building approval.


No fees apply for verbal advice. A scale of charges applies to applications.

Administering agency

Department of Community Safety

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Community Safety Capability Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Community Safety Capability Branch

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES)

Department of Community Safety

Mailing address: GPO Box 1425
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)