Electricians do not require a QBCC licence to install smoke alarms

There has been some confusion in recent times about whether electricians need a QBCC licence to install smoke alarms.

Electricians involved in building and construction work are responsible for installing a variety of electrical services in all types of buildings, and these services can include smoke alarms.

Therefore, it is important to be aware that electricians do not require a QBCC licence to install smoke alarms in buildings. Electricians are licensed by the Electrical Safety Office.

For more information on Certificates from electricians relating to building work refer to the Guide on the Department of Housing and Public Works website.