Building owners are required to meet certain fire safety measures and show evidence that these requirements have been met. It’s an offence if you fail to meet these requirements and penalties can apply.
Your premises may require an annual Fire Safety Statement or a Fire Safety Certificate, submitted upon completion of a new builds, if it’s been subject to:
The Department of Planning's Fire Safety Statement FAQ(PDF, 87KB) provides more information about the requirements.
As a building owner or developer, you will either require the
As a certifier, you will require the:
Please note: the above new forms must be used from 1 August 2023.
Submit the completed form at one of our offices and pay the relevant fee(PDF, 3MB).
Lodge a copy of your AFSS with Fire & Rescue NSW at https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/afsssubmission.
Fire safety measures are any item of equipment, fire safety strategy, or structure that ensures the safety of people occupying the building in the event of a fire.
Some examples include: