What will happen if I do not submit a Fire Safety Statement?

The NSW Government and Council treats fire safety issues seriously.

Where required under legislation to provide a statement, the owner is responsible to ensure lodgement, regardless of whether the property is tenanted or vacant. 

As an owner, please consider: 

  • Incomplete, incorrect or late fire safety statements may result in substantial financial penalties and without further advice;
  • You will be required to submit a corrected statement;                             
  • If a fine is issued, it will not excuse you from the need to submit a fire safety statement;
  • If you fail to meet your statutory requirements, council may take legal action against you and/or may continue to issue on-the-spot fines; and
  • Failure to maintain essential fire safety measures (which is a separate offence) may also result in substantial financial penalties.

Please see Council Fact Sheet in regards to changes to the Legislative requirements which came into force 1 October 2017.  A Guide for Building Owners and Building Fire Safety Regulation Fact Sheet are also available from the State Government website.

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