Australian Standard AS 3786:2014 Smoke Alarms using Scattered Light Ionization - 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, test methods, and functional criteria for smoke alarms that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization, intended for household or similar residential applications.

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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Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

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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
Website: Victorian Building Authority (Opens in new window)