Australian Standard AS 3786-1993 Smoke Alarms - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to construct residential buildings.

In Class 1, 2 and 3 buildings, a self contained smoke alarm complying with this standard must be installed in each dwelling or sole-occupancy unit in appropriate locations near the ceiling of every storey.

This standard specifies the requirements for the design and performance of electrically operated smoke alarms containing detection and alarm facilities. It also allows, but does not require, for the inclusion within the smoke alarm facilities for inter-connection with other units or accessories.

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

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Other resources

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 VIC

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

Contact details

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Victorian Building Authority

Operating address: Goods Shed North
733 Bourke Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Mailing address: PO BOX 536
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 815 127
Fax: 03 9618 9062
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