Fire Safety Reporting Requirements

Page last updated: 02 March 2015

Information for Approved Providers about Fire Safety Requirements.

What fire safety regulations are aged care homes required to meet?

All aged care homes in Australia are required to meet State and Territory laws (including local by-laws) relating to fire safety.

In addition, for homes to be eligible to receive accommodation payments, they must meet the Australian Government’s accreditation standards, including complying with relevant state and territory laws.

From 10 January 2015, providers are no longer required to notify non-compliance to the Department.