Practice Note 2018-13A Installation of Fire Safety Systems in Residential Buildings - Victoria


You will be required to comply with these requirements if you are the owner of an accommodation building constructed, or for which a building approval or building permit was granted, prior to 1 July 2003.

This Practice Note explains the regulatory requirements for the installation of hard-wired smoke alarms or detection systems and automatic sprinkler systems in some existing buildings.

It gives examples of installation plans, and describes the types of systems to be installed, and the class of building requiring the installation, such as certain older Class 9a residential care or share accommodation buildings and Class 1b or 3 buildings.

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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)