Smoke Alarm Safety Checks


Residential Tenancies Act 2021

Inspection, testing and servicing of all smoke alarms within the rented premises in line Residential Tenancies Act 2021, with guidance from AFAC who are the Australian and New Zealand National Council

Inspection, testing and servicing requires

Visual inspection and limited testing of all smoke alarm within the rental premises to verify the smokes alarms are in working order.

Inspection of to check;

 - Smoke Alarms correctly installed and in a working condition

 - Installed in the appropriate locations

 - Batteries replaced

 - If smoke alarm requires replacement (every ten years)


 - Smoke alarm in accordance with manufacturer instructions

 - Decibel Check

Servicing includes;

 - Cleaning dust and debris from Smoke Alarm

Hard-wired smoke alarms with a battery back-up must be installed in all buildings constructed after 1 August 1997. Buildings constructed before that date can have a battery-powered smoke alarm. © State of Victoria (Consumer Affairs Victoria)

For more information please visit the Consumer Affairs Victoria website a Guide for rental providers - Gas and Electricity safety checks here.


Our Process

Step 1: Visit Scheduled with Renter
Step 3: Compliance Review
Step 2: Safety Check conducted by a Syncom Auditing Licenced Gasfitter

Bookings via our online scheduling portal, team on hand to assist Renters with any queries or booking. 

Our field team are equipped with step by step inspection and testing checklist and reporting forms to ensure all components of the electrical installation are audited to standard. M

Reports go through a secondary review to assess the report findings and provide more information if required around changes to the property that might be required by 29th March 2023 as per Reisdential Tenancies Regulations 2021. As well as to ensure assessments and reports are of a high quality and consistent time and time again. 

Step 4: Safety Audit Report Submitted

Compliance report will be provided to your Property Manager with pass/fail assessment on the report of each component of the installation checked, in line with Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 and the guidelines for Smoke Alarm installation. Photo's of the Smoke Alarms will be provided in the report so you have visibility of the installation checked. Any remedial works or upgrade required to meet the regulations will also be clearly outlined in the report, so you know what needs to be actioned.