Randwick City Council encourages all property owners, proprietors of strata plans and building managers to have their buildings assessed by an accredited building certifier or professional building/fire safety consultant to ensure that the levels of fire safety are adequate.
In storeys containing bedrooms, smoke alarms are to be located on or near the ceiling: For additional safety, building owners may also install smoke detectors within each bedroom.
Smoke alarms should not be installed in a 'dead-air space'.
A 'dead-air space' is an area in which trapped air may prevent smoke from reaching a smoke alarm, such as the corner junction of ceilings and walls, at the top of cathedral style ceilings or between exposed joists or beams.
If you are the owner of a dwelling or residential unit, it is your responsibility to install smoke alarms in accordance with the regulation.
If you have already installed smoke alarms that comply with the regulation, or a smoke detection and alarm system which complies with a previous building related approval, certificate or a Council fire safety order, no further action is required.