Australian Standards for Fire Extinguishers - Western Australia


You may need to comply with one of these standards if you intend to apply for an exemption from survey requirements for a Class 2E or Class 3E commercial vessel.

To be eligible for an exemption from survey requirements, your vessel must be equipped with a fire extinguisher which complies with the requirements set out in one of the following standards:

  • Australian Standard AS 1843-1976 Foam (chemical) type Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Australian Standard AS 1844-1985 Portable Fire Extinguishers - Foam (gas container) type
  • Australian Standard AS 1845-1985 Portable Fire Extinguishers - Foam (stored pressure) type
  • Australian Standard AS 1846-1985 Portable Fire Extinguishers - Powder type
  • Australian Standard AS 1847-1985 Portable Fire Extinguishers - Carbon dioxide type
  • Australian Standard AS 1848-1985 Portable Fire Extinguishers - Halon type

These standards specify requirements for the manufacture, design and use of fire extinguishers.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Western Australian Marine Act 1982 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

W.A. Marine (Surveys and Certificates of Survey) Regulations 1983 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Transport


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