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Why do I need to check and replace my smoke alarms?

  • To ensure you and your family’s safety
  • As of 1 January 2017, new or replacement smoke alarms must be of a photoelectric type which comply with Australian Standard (AS) 3786-2014. To find out more click here.
  • Mandatory Government regulations apply if selling your home or investment property

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COVID-19 precautions on Trade Assist jobs

To ensure the safety of the tradies, yourself and your family, our service provider Aizer, has incorporated a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) plan which includes additional pre-job checks and hygiene practices. RACQ Trade Assist will have additional safety guidelines on how to safely engage with you while working in your home to protect you and your family. Click here to learn more.

Take advantage of these great smoke alarm offers for members

New wireless smoke alarms plus installation

Installation package from $195

  • Great for home-owners to upgrade to compliant interconnected photoelectric alarms
  • Members receive a price saving of up to $85*
  • No additional call out fees or hourly rates
  • Quality, compliant units
  • Quote offer code: TASA1

Annual service and compliance certificate

50% off the Trade Assist fixed rate for the first hour

  • Great for landlords to ensure their tenants are safe with smoke alarms that are compliant with the latest Queensland fire safety legislation
  • Members save 50% off the Trade Assist hourly fixed rate for the first hour
  • Quote offer code: TASA2


Replace faulty interconnected alarms

Installation package from $145

  • Great for home owners to replace existing expired or faulty hardwired photoelectric alarms
  • Members receive a price saving of up to $65*
  • Quality, compliant units
  • No additional call out fees or hourly rates
  • Quote offer code: TASA3


This service is available in South East Queensland including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. Check your suburb eligibility here.

Making your home compliant with Queensland smoke alarm legislation

Queenslanders are being encouraged to begin taking steps toward making their homes compliant with new smoke alarm legislation. The legislation, which aims to make homes in Queensland the safest in Australia, has been applied to new and substantially renovated dwellings since 1 January 2017. The new laws are designed to give Queenslanders the best chance to escape house fires through a better warning system.

The next phase of the staged 10-year rollout for the installation of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms will apply to all homes leased (rented) and sold from 1 January 2022. This new legislation means all Queensland dwellings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the home and on every level of the dwelling. This will apply to all dwellings from 1 January 2027.

Any new smoke alarms installed in an existing dwelling must meet the new requirements now. If you are looking to install or replace smoke alarms make sure you book with RACQ Trade Assist to get the job done when it is safe to do so. For a limited time, we have three different member only offers available to suit your installation needs. Ensuring that your home is safe and compliant with Queensland smoke alarm legislation with quality smoke alarm units is as easy as choosing the offer that best suits you and enquiring below to start the booking process.

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*Savings are off the standard base rate for this service.

Trade Assist Terms and Conditions:

~ RACQ does not provide you with any services directly.

Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply. Service provided by Aizer Trade Services Pty Ltd (ABN : 61 607 531 699, QBCC Licence: 15137712, Electrical Contractor Licence: 86177) for which RACQ Operations Pty Ltd ABN 80 009 663 414 receives commissions. Available in selected areas only.

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