State Requirements

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ACT

Building Act: Emergencies Act 2004 
Building Regulation: ACT Fire Brigade Policy FS-05 "Essential Safety Maintenance" 
Defined Term: Active Fire Safety Systems and/or Essential Services 
In the Australian Capital Territory, under the Australian Standards and work Health and Safety Regulations, it is the responsibility of the Owner to ensure the Active Fire Safety Systems are maintained as required.

NSW

Building Act: Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 
Building Regulation: Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000 
Annual Compliance Certificate: Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) 
Defined Term: Essential Fire Safety Measures
In New South Wales, it is a requirement for the AFSS to be submitted annually to the local Council and the NSW Fire Brigade as proof the Essential Fire Safety Measures within a building have been maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations over the past 12 months as installed.

NT

Building Act: Fire and Emergency Act 
Building Regulation: Fire and Emergency Regulations 
Defined Term: Building Fire Safety Measures
In the Northern Territory, it is a requirement for a Yearly Condition Report to be kept by the Owner. The Yearly Condition Report must be made available within 48 hours for inspection in accordance with AS 1851.

QLD

Building Act: Fire Services 1990 
Building Regulation: Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008 
Annual Compliance Certificate: Occupier's Statement 
Defined Term: Fire Safety Installations
In Queensland, it is a requirement for the Occupier's Statement to be submitted annually to the Fire Services Commissioner as proof the Fire Safety Installations within a building have been maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations over the past 12 months.

SA

Building Act: Development Act 2004  
Building Regulation: Development Regulations 1993 and Ministers Specifications South Australia 76 
Annual Compliance Certificate: Schedule 16, Form 3 
Defined Term: Fire Safety Provisions
In South Australia, it is a requirement for the Form 3 to be submitted annually to the local building authority as proof the Essential Safety Provisions within a building have been maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations over the past 12 months in accordance with the Schedule of Essential Safety Provisions Schedule 16 Form 1.

TAS

Building Act: Building Act 2000 
Building Regulation: Building Regulation 2004 amended 2013  
Annual Compliance Certificate: N/A
Defined Term: Essential Safety and Health Measures
In Tasmania, it is the responsibility of the Owner to ensure all Essential Safety and Health Features/Measures are maintained and serviced to the current regulations and to ensure that each Essential Safety and Health Features/Measures functions as designed. A Safety Measures Report can be issued on an annual basis to ensure the Essential Safety and Health Features/Measures are being maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations.

VIC

Building Act: Building Act 1993 
Building Regulation: Building Regulations 2018, Regulations 223 and 224        
Annual Compliance Certificate: Annual Essential Safety Measures Report (AESMR) 
Defined Term: Essential Safety Measures
In Victoria, it is to Australian Standards and Regulations over the past 12 months and operate as designed.

WA

Building Act: Building Act 2011 
Building Regulation: Building Regulation 2012, Building Amendment Regulations 2014  
Annual Compliance Certificate:  N/A
Defined Term: Safety Measures
In Western Australia, it is the responsibility of the Owner to ensure all Safety Measures are maintained and serviced to the current regulations and to ensure that each Safety Measure functions as designed. A Safety Measures Report can be issued on an annual basis to ensure the Safety Measures are being maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations.