Battery powered smoke alarms

Key Details

Service TypePermit
What you needSubmit Approval of Battery Powered Smoke Alarms application to City of Perth.
Eligibility requirements

Building Regulations 2012 allows the use of battery powered smoke alarms where:

  • Mains power is not connected to the dwelling.
  • Where there is no hidden space to run the necessary wiring for mains powered alarms, and there is no appropriate alternative location – for example, where there is a concrete ceiling.

Need more help?

For further enquiries or to make an appointment with a Planning Officer, please contact the City's Development Approvals Unit on
(08) 9461 3366.