top of page

Notice Board  

Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement

On 1 May 2006, the NSW Government introduced legislation to ensure all homes have at least one working smoke alarm per floor. As smoke alarms can be affected by dust, insects, humidity and age, they need to be replaced at least every 10 years. Importantly, technology has also evolved and improved over this time.

Fire & Rescue NSW is encouraging NSW residents to ReAlarm their homes by replacing old, outdated smoke alarms a with new interconnected alarms in every bedroom, living space (including hallways and stairways) and even the garage in their home.

Fire & Rescue NSW can also assist the elderly or those physically unable to change a smoke detector battery. Contact your local fire station here.


Factscheet - Seniors Fire Safety 


Visit the NDIS tab on our website for regular updates.

For more information

Northern NSW

The NDIS will become available in the Northern NSW district from July 2017. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Northern NSW district covers the local government areas of

  • Ballina

  • Byron

  • Clarence Valley

  • Kyogle

  • Lismore

  • Richmond Valley

  • Tweed

bottom of page