By 9th August 2011, all residential tenancy properties must have been fitted with at least two RCD’s. Since 9th August 2009 it has also been a requirement that RCD’s be installed in all residential properties prior to the transfer of ownership of the property.
By 1st October 2011, all residential tenancy properties must have been fitted with mains powered smoke alarms. Since 1997 it has been law, under the Building Code of Australia, to install mains powered smoke alarms in new properties and any existing properties that have undergone significant renovation.
Since 1st October 2009, it has been a requirement that mains powered smoke alarms are fitted in all existing residential buildings prior to sale and when a new tenancy agreement is signed for rental properties.