Practice Note 2006-27 Self-Contained Smoke Alarms - Victoria


You will need to comply with these requirements if you are the owner of a Class 1, 2 or 3 building or Class 4 part of a building constructed before 1 August 1997.

A self-contained smoke alarm must be installed in each dwelling or sole-occupancy unit in locations determined in accordance with this practice note.

This Practice Note specifies appropriate locations for the installation of self-contained smoke alarms or hard-wired smoke alarms or detection systems in certain public or shared accommodation buildings.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Other resources

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

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