Fire safety monitored by councils

An authorised officer from your local council can inspect buildings in the community to check fire safety.

They can:

  • check if fire safety provisions are adequate
  • issue fire safety defect, works and upgrade notices
  • advise on an appropriate solution to a risk.

Guide to council building fire safety committees (1.2MB PDF)

Fire safety notices

You must develop an upgrade proposal and report the new fire safety measures to the council within 2 months of being served a defect notice.

You can also:

You can be prosecuted if you do not comply with a fire safety notice.

The council’s building fire safety committee must be notified in writing when any required work has been completed.

Contact your local council

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